Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) 2017, day 8, highlights: RP-SG Mavericks edge Dabang Smashers 14-13
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Bilenko comes from behind and takes the game 11-10. What a way to end an exciting day! The tie ends Maverics 14-13 Smashers.
Bilenko makes it 1-1 with a 11-7 win in the second game. A crucial point earned even though the tie is lost!
Polcanova takes the first game against Bilenko and RP-SG clinch the tie having reached 14 points!
Fegerl finally shows up as he wins the golden point to pull a point back and make it 1-2!
It's all too easy for Freitas as he takes the second game 11-5 to make it 2-0 against Fegerl. Freitas has taken blistering starts and Fegerl is playing the catching up game all time. He needs to go all out right from the word go!
Winter sweeps it 3-0 as she takes the 3rd game 11-6 against Madhurika Patkar! Winter keeps her impressive record of not losing a game against India women!
Winter with her dominant forehand takes the second game 11-9! She leads 2-0 against Patkar.
Sabine Winter with a couple of inside out forehands clinches the game 11-9 against Madhurika Patkar!
What a backhand winner from Winter from way away from the table. What ground coverage to pull one back and make it 2-1!
Kou Lei takes the golden point to clinch the match 2-1 against Apolonia. What aggression from the two!
Apolinia takes the golden point with a stunning point against Kou Lei. He makes it 1-1. That tie was filled with thrill as both players played with some aggression!
Sharath -Polcanova take the second game 11-7 to win the match 2-0 against Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Kim Song I.
Sathiyan with an unforced error gives away the game to Maverics who win 11-5! Sharath and Polcanova have played 3 matches now in UTT while the Sathiyan-Kim pair is playing its first match today. The difference in co-ordination is palpable!
Bilenko takes the 2nd game 11-7 as Kamath mistmes her forehand and misses it altogether. It's 1-1 in the match!
Archana holds her nerve. Her placement stood out in that game and she clinched the golden point to take first game 11-10.
Fegerl hits a powerful flick from close to the net to clinch the golden point. Sathiyan wins the match 2-1!
Sathiyan lets out a roar as he takes the second game 11-9! Fegerl's service errors proving costly for him!
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Day 7 Report: Falcons TTC registered an emphatic 22-5 victory over a hapless Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas on day seven of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Nehru indoor stadium.
Indian paddler Sanil Shetty starred with two wins including one against world No.29 Quadri Aruna.
It was a one-way traffic right from the word 'go' as Shetty got Falcons off to a superb start by putting it across the Nigerian by three games to nil.
He won 11-6, 11-10, 11-9 as Quadri succumbed to some impressive stroke-making by his rival.
Shetty, the world No. 201 stunned Quadri with a range of attacking shots to which his opponent simply had no answers.
It was Shetty's second win over a foreign player in the tournament having beaten Portugal's Tiago Apolonia earlier.
After the dream start for Falcons, Wu Yang proved too good for India's Manika Batra, winning 11-5, 11-10, 11-8.
Shetty followed up his singles heroics by partnering Lee Ho Ching for a 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-8) win over Abhishek Yadav and Doo Hoi Kem in the mixed doubles, which meant Falcons had taken a commanding 9-0 lead.
In the fourth rubber, Swedish veteran Par Gerell bounced back after losing the opening game to get the better of Tomislav Pucar 9-11, 11-5, 11-9 to extend Falcons' lead to 11 -1.
Ching won her second match of the night, by hammering Polina Mihailova 11-3, 11-6, 11-4 to dash the Yoddhas' hopes.
There seemed to be no respite for the Yoddhas with Gerell returning for his second win of the night, this time over India's Abhishek Yadav. He reeled off three games in a row (11-6, 11-7, 11-7).
Having won just one game till that stage, Mihailova restored some pride for Yoddhas by beating Suthirtha Mukherjee 3-0 (11-10, 11-7, 11-7) but Falcons closed out the match in quick time by winning the next two rubbers.
The eight match was won by Briton Liam Pitchford against Quadri (11-9, 7-11, 11-9) while Wu Yang finished with a flourish by trouncing Doo Hoi Kem 11-8, 11-4, 11-2.
The big win took Falcons TTC to the top of the standings with 50 points, having opened up a massive 18-point advantage over their nearest rival, Yoddhas, who had an eminently forgettable night.
With inputs from PTI
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