Falcons TTC beat Shaze Challengers, win inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis

first_imgFalcons TTC emerged champions of the inaugural CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) after beating Shaze Challengers 14-9 in the final at the NSCI in Mumbai on Sunday.In the first match of the day, world No. 42 Li Ping put Shaze Challengers ahead with a 2-1 victory over Mumbai boy Sanil Shetty in the men’s singles.All the games of the match were very closely fought and though Li Ping edged out Shetty in the first two games, the second one being in the golden point, Shetty scooped one important point for his team winning the third game.Falcons TTC bounced right back in the second match of the tie after in-form Wu Yang brushed aside Mouma Das 3-0 in the women’s singles to put the Falcons ahead 4-2.The match of the tie was mixed doubles and Falcons’ pair of Sanil Shetty and Lee Ho Ching trumped Soumyajit Ghosh and Petrissa Solja 3-0 to extend their team’s lead to a massive 7-2.Highlights: @ShettySanil & Lee Ho Ching were just too strong for @TTChallengers, as they won the Match 3-0! #UpTheGame #CEATUTTFinal pic.twitter.com/E85qKwWF91- Ultimate TableTennis (@UltTableTennis) July 30, 2017The last time these two teams met in the league stage, Shaze Challengers had beaten Falcons TTC in the mixed doubles but this time around, the tables turned drastically.Shaze Challengers team captain Andrej Gacina then stepped the Challengers up by beating the pumped up Liam Pitchford 2-1 in the men’s singles to reduce Falcons’ lead and put the tie score at 8-4.advertisementNext up was the marquee clash between two top choppers, Wu Yang (Falcons TTC) and Hang Ying (Shaze Challengers). In their previous meet, world No. 9 Han Ying had toppled Wu Yang 3-0 with three golden points.In the final though, Wu yang completely turned the table and beat the undefeated Han Ying 3-0 in the women’s singles to help Falcons race ahead with the tie score being 11-4.?????Highlights: Wu Yang defeated the undefeated, as she beat Han Ying 3-0!#UpTheGame #CEATUTTFinal pic.twitter.com/MlWYYWCWCC- Ultimate TableTennis (@UltTableTennis) July 30, 2017Liam Pitchford came back for a match against Soumyajit Ghosh and rallied from a game down to beat the Indian Olympian 2-1 in the men’s singles and Falcons were now one step away from victory at 13-5.Highlights: @liampitchford helped extend @falconsttc’s lead by winning the Match 2-1!#UpTheGame #CEATUTTFinal pic.twitter.com/14z0YpJ7VF- Ultimate TableTennis (@UltTableTennis) July 30, 2017However, Han Ying came back to brush aside Sutirtha Mukherjee 3-0 to make the wait longer for Falcons TTC.It boiled down Falcons’ captain Par Gerell who lost the first game to Li Ping but sneaked the second to seal the title 14-9 for his team. There you have it! The moment we crowned the first CEAT UTT champions!#UpTheGame #CEATUTTFinal pic.twitter.com/lleoeFrU6w- Ultimate TableTennis (@UltTableTennis) July 30, 2017AWARDS:MVP Male: Liam PitchfordMVP Female: Wu YangUltimate One: Wu Yang (456 Points)FINAL RESULTS:Shaze Challengers 9-14 Falcons TTC.MS – Li Ping beat Sanil Shetty 2-1 (11-9, 11-10, 7-11)WS – Mouma Das lost to Wu Yang 3-0 (6-11, 2-11, 3-11)MD – Soumyajit Ghosh/Petrissa Solja lost to Sanil Shetty/Lee Ho Ching 0-3 (9-11, 3-11, 8-11)MS – Andrej Gacina beat Liam Pitchford 2-1 (11-3, 10-11, 11-7)WS – Han Ying lost to Wu Yang 0-3 (10-11, 4-11, 8-11)MS – Soumyajit Ghosh lost to Liam Pitchford 1-2 (11-5, 10-11, 7-11)WS – Han Ying beat Sutirtha Mukherjee 3-0 (11-4, 11-8, 11-7)MS – Li Ping – Par Gerell 1-1 (11-8, 9-11)last_img

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