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Ultimate Table Tennis l Maharashtra United qualify as Warriors TTC on verge of elimination

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Ultimate Table Tennis l Maharashtra United qualify as Warriors TTC on verge of elimination

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SportsCafe Desk

06/28/2018

Anthony Amalraj and Elizabeta Samara played key roles as Maharashtra United won 11-10 to qualify for semi-finals while Warriors TTC sit on the brink of getting eliminated from the tournament. Chih Yuan Huang starred for Warriors with two wins while Sharath Kamal lost both his match.

Before the semi-final match, United were on 38 points having made an amazing comeback against leaders Dabang Smashers to win the match 12-9 after being 2-7 down. Warriors, on the other hand, were on 37 points at the start of the match. India’s Anthony Amalraj and Elizabeta Samara stepped up on Wednesday as Maharashtra United won 11-10 against Warriors TTC to qualify for the semi-finals. 

In the first match, Romania’s Elizabeta Samara, set the ball rolling for United by comprehensively beating Pooja Sahasrabuddhe 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-1). Elizabeta Samara also defeated Sofia Polcanova 2-1 (9-11, 11-10, 11-10) in the match which was decided by golden points. Thus by winning both her matches, she accumulated 5 points for United. 

Chih Yuan Huang was the star player for the Warriors as he won both his singles matches. In his first match, he downed Amalraj 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-6) helping Warriors equalise the tie 3-3.

In the second match, World No. 15 from Chinese Taipei defeated United captain Joao Monteiro 2-1 (6-11, 11-4, 11-8) to help Warriors level again at 6-6. However, in an indifferent season for Sharath Kamal, he was on the losing side yet again as he was defeated in his mixed doubles and singles match. In his mixed team match with Sofia Polcanova, they lost 2-1 (11-10, 11-9, 6-11) to Anthony Amalraj and America’s Lily Zhang. In singles, he lost against Kristian Karlsson 0-3 (10-11, 3-11, 8-11) thus ending with just one singles win in the entire season. 

In the last match, Hana Matelova from Warriors bt Madhurika Patkar 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-6) but by then the tie was already decided.

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