Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) 2017, day 11, highlights: RP-SG Mavericks 11-16 Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas

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Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) 2017, day 11, highlights: RP-SG Mavericks 11-16 Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas
  • 23:08 (IST)

    All the results of Day 11:

  • 23:07 (IST)

    Yoddhas take the much needed 16 points of the Tie, it will help their bid into the top 4 as the league progresses towards its final stages, before the knockout stages begin. For Mavericks it is looking very grim unless they pull off some huge wins. Mavericks' only positive today was Tiago Apolonia's 6 points, Sharath Kamal dropped one points in the singles tie and lost 2 in the mixed doubles. Aruna Quadri and Manika Batra brought out their A games, both in the individual as well as in the mixed doubles. We have another cracker of a Tie line up for us tomorrow as Maharashtra United battle it out against Shaze Challengers. As always we will be on the liveblog, do tune in. Thank you for joining us today. Wishing everyone a very goodnight!

  • 22:52 (IST)

    ICYMI: Shot of the day, by India's very own Sharath Kamal

  • 22:52 (IST)

    Aruna Quadri wins the Foreign Player of the Tie

  • 22:50 (IST)

    Manika Batra wins the Indian player of the Tie.

  • 22:49 (IST)

    Oilmax-stag Yoddhas win the tie 16-11 against RP-SG Mavericks

  • 22:47 (IST)

    Mikhailova wins the final match 2-1 after losing the first game. She has been exceptional in the tournament as well as tonight. The tie ends with Yoddhas winning it 16-11 against Mavericks.

  • 22:45 (IST)

    Winter is trailing to Mikhailova who has been powerful and skillful. Her backhand flicks were on point.  Winter really hand no answer to her onslaught, but she was at her heels with grabbing couple of points off Mikhailova's mistakes and her forehand winners.  

  • 22:41 (IST)

    Winter loses the second game 7-11. Mikhailova and Winter to fight it in the final game to decide who takes the match. Tie score: Mavericks 11-15 Yoddhas.

  • 22:38 (IST)

    Both team needs points to survive in the tournament Winter has shown a big heart here, but did the right thing! 

Preview: Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas and RP-SG Mavericks face off in Tie 11 of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium on Sunday. There is no denying that both teams are desperately in need of a win, as Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas are fifth in the table with 32 points, while the Mavericks are one step ahead of their opponents with 37 points, going into the clash.

 Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) 2017, day 11, highlights: RP-SG Mavericks 11-16 Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas

Sharath Kamal Achanta of RP-SG Mavericks in action during the practice session of the UTT. Ultimate Table Tennis

The Yoddhas are heading into Sunday’s clash at the back of a humiliating defeat against Falcons TTC a few days ago. Apart from Polina Mikhailova’s 3-0 win over Sutirtha Mukherjee, the Yoddhas hardly troubled the Falcons in any of the Matches. As a result, they endured the biggest defeat in the competition so far. There is no doubt that the thrashing defeat would have surely dented their confidence, and it will be interesting to see their approach in today’s clash against the Mavericks.

On a positive note for the Yoddhas, Doo Hoi Kem has been their star performer so far, as the 20-year-old bailed the team out in crunch situations many times. After suffering a shocking 3-0 loss against the in-form Wu Yang in the last Tie, Kem would be hoping to come good against the Mavericks outfit on Sunday.

Aruna Quadri’s inconsistency has been a problem for the Yoddhas and the talented African will be tested in today’s clash against the likes of Sharath Kamal & Co.

On the other hand, RP-SG Mavericks endured two back-to-back defeats, before claiming a nail-biting 14-13 win against Dabang Smashers TTC. Going into this clash, the biggest positive for them is the rollicking form of Sharath Kamal, as the Indian veteran won both his Matches in the previous Ties against the World No. 8, Won Chung Ting and Marcos Freitas.

In addition to his heroics in the Men’s Singles category, Kamal has also been stupendous in Mixed Doubles. The Yoddhas could be in for a tough time against the 35-year-old tonight.

Sabine Winter has been dismantling her Indian opponents so far, but the same cannot be said in the foreign category as she is yet to win a match against a foreign opponent. The German would be hoping to end that underwhelming record when she gets to the table against the Yoddhas in tonight’s encounter.

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2017 23:08:15 IST



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