Preview: The final day of the Delhi leg gets underway on Tuesday with Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas lining up against Dabang Smashers TTC in the final match in Delhi, post which the action shifts to Mumbai. Both team will look to keep up their winning momentum having won their previous ties. Though the Yoddhas will keep in mind that even a victory against the Smashers may not assure them a place in the semi-finals.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in action during UTT 2017. Ultimate Table Tennis
Andrej Gacina won two matches to put Shaze Challengers ahead 7-5 against DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches in the ongoing tie of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium on Monday.
Croatian World No 46 Gacina provided Shaze Challengers a 3-0 lead with a dominant 11-6 11-9 11-5 win over Surat-born world no. 79 Harmeet Desai in the men's singles, the opening match of the tie.
However, Fu Yu, ranked 37 in the world, staged a come- from-behind win over world no. 135 Mouma Das of Shaze Challengers 2-1 (5-11 11-7 11-7) in the women's singles to secure DHFL Maharashtra United's first points in the tie (2- 4).
The third match was mixed doubles and Harmeet Desai and Liu Jia of DHFL Maharashtra United won the first two games 11 -5 and 11-2 before Soumyajit Ghosh and Petrissa Solja pulled one back 11-7 to keep Shaze Challengers ahead at 5-4.
Gacina then put it across Portuguese world no. 48 Joao Monteiro 2-1 (11-6 11-9 7-11) in the men's singles to give Shaze Challengers an edge.