Oilmax Stag Yoddhas led Shazé Challengers 7-5 after four matches in their tie in the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) in Chennai on Monday. Soumyajit Ghosh put Shazé Challengers ahead with a 2-1 victory over Aruna Quadri of Yoddhas in the men’s singles (Indian v Foreign), the opening match of the day.
World No. 85 Ghosh cruised to
Indian world No. 104 Manika pulled off a surprise win in the opening game
Oilmax Stag Yoddhas’ Quadri rallied from a game down to win his second match of the day, the men’s singles (foreign player category), against Croatia’s Andrej Gacina 2-1 (10-11, 11-6, 11-3) to put Oilmax Stag Yoddhas ahead 7-5 after four matches.
Han Ying then won her second outing of the night beating Russian Polina Mikhailova (Oilmax Stag Yoddhas) 2-1 (11-8, 10-11, 11-8) in the women’s singles (Foreign player category) to help Shazé Challengers close in at 7-8 on points. World No. 46 Gacina thumped Jubin Kumar of Oilmax Stag Yoddhas 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-2) in men’s singles (India v Foreign) to help Shazé Challengers regain the lead at 10-8.
However, Polina Mikhailova beat Mouma Das of Shazé Challengers 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-8) in the women’s singles (Foreign v Indian) to put Oilmax Stag Yoddhas ahead 11-10. Croatia’s Tomislav Pucar made his debut in the men’s singles (Foreign category) against Li Ping of Shazé Challengers.
World No. 75 Pucar won the opening game 11-9 after world No. 42 Li Ping showed fair play on a crucial point but the Qatar international won the next two at 11-6 and 11-9 to get Shazé Challengers level on points with Oilmax Stag Yoddhas at 12 each, going into the last match of the tie.
Doo Hoi Kem won 11-9, 11-7, 11-9 to seal the tie in favour of Oilmax Stag Yoddhas. On Tuesday, DHFL Maharashtra United will take on RP-SG Mavericks in what is the second outing for both.
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