UTT 2019: Petrissa Solja, Sharath Kamal propel Chennai Lions to easy victory over RP-SG Mavericks Kolkata

The victory took the Lions closer to semi-finals, where U Mumba and Dabang Delhi have already sealed their places.

Press Trust of India August 06, 2019 22:58:18 IST
UTT 2019: Petrissa Solja, Sharath Kamal propel Chennai Lions to easy victory over RP-SG Mavericks Kolkata
  • The victory took the Lions closer to semi-finals, where U Mumba and Dabang Delhi have already sealed their places.

  • The Lions won all the four matches, with captain Sharath Kamal alone suffering a rare defeat.

  • Portugal's Tiago Apolonia then added two more points to the Lions' kitty, beating Sanil Shetty 2-1 (11-9 11-6 3-11 ).

New Delhi: Chennai Lions thrashed below-par RP-SG Mavericks Kolkata 11-4 to in their final Ultimate Table Tennis league tie here on Tuesday.

The victory took the Lions closer to semi-finals, where U Mumba and Dabang Delhi have already sealed their places.

UTT 2019 Petrissa Solja Sharath Kamal propel Chennai Lions to easy victory over RPSG Mavericks Kolkata

Petrissa Solja overcame Matilda Ekholm in her single contest. Image courtesy: Twitter/@UltTableTennis

The Lions won all the four matches, with captain Sharath Kamal alone suffering a rare defeat.

They began on a thumping note, with world No 24 Petrissa Solja of Germany overcoming a fighting world No 23 Matilda Ekholm of Sweden in the first women's singles encounter.

Portugal's Tiago Apolonia then added two more points to the Lions' kitty, beating Sanil Shetty 2-1 (11-9 11-6 3-11 ).

The mixed doubles too proved to be an uneven contest with Sharath Kamal and Petrissa Solja proving to be too strong for Benedikt Duda and Manika Batra.

Sharath-Petrissa beat their rivals 11-4 11-7.

India's star player Sharath, however, couldn't complete the kill in the reverse men's singles, losing to Benedikt Duda 1-2 (7-11 11-5 7-11).

In a battle between two Indians in the final women's singles tie, Madhurika Patkar beat Manika Batra 3-0 to end RP-SG Mavericks' campaign.

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