Falcons TTC vs Maharashtra United Match Highlights: Defending champions start season 2 with a win
- Falcons TTC defeated Maharashtra United
- They won 11-10
- Bernadette starred for the Falcons
The CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis got underway in style with a nail-biter match kick off the proceedings of the biggest domestic table tennis championships in the world. Reigning champions Falcons TTC survived a mighty scare before ultimately pulling of a win against a worthy Maharashtra United in the first match of season 2. Going by the happenings of the day, season 2 promises to be even more exciting and action-packed, with some of the best table-tennis stars going all out in a bid to win the title.
In the Falcons TTC vs Maharashtra United, the Falcons finished the tie 11-10, winning in the two men’s singles, the mixed doubles and the two women’s singles. Things were not easy for them at all though on the evening. They were given plenty of fights by a determined and strong Maharashtra side that almost pulled off a great upset.
The tie started off with United’s Lily Zhang beating Falcon’s Sutirtha Mukherjee 3-0 (10-11, 8-11, 5-11) in the women’s single. Gaining huge momentum from that win, Maharashtra rallied on to win the men’s single as well. However Captain Liam Pitchord, Bernadette Szocs, and Alvaro Robles lead the Falcons come-back by winning four matches and fetching them eight points to help their side to their first points of the tournament.
Results: Falcons T.T.C bt Maharashtra United 11-10 on points
- Women’s singles: Sutirtha Mukherjee lost to Lily Zhang (USA) 0-3 (10-11, 8-11, 511
- Menes singles: Liam Pitchford (Eng) bt Anthony Amalraj 2-1 (5-11, 11-8, 11-9)
- Mixed doubles: Bernadette Szocs (Rom) / Sanil Shetty bt Elizabeta Samara (Rom) / Amalraj Anthony 2-1 (11-9, 8-11, 11-6);
- Menes singles: Alvaro Robles (ESP) bt Joao Monteiro (Por) 2-1 (8-11, 11-3, 11-9)
- Women’s singles: Bernadette Szocs (Rom) bt Elizabeta Samara (Rom) 2-1 (11-8, 6-11, 11-6)
- Men’s singles: Sanil Shetty lost to Kristian Karlsson (Swe) 0-3 (4-11, 3-11, 8-11)
- Women’s singles Matilda Ekholm (Swe) bt Madhurika Patkar 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-5)
Rally of the day [Men’s]: Amalraj Anthony-Liam Pitchford (14)
Rally of the day [Women’s]: Matilda Ekholm-Madhurika Patkar (15)
Indian Oil Indian Player of the Day: Amalraj Anthony
CEAT Foreign Player of the Day: Kristian Karlsson
Kellogg’s Muesli Unstoppable Player of the Day: Lily Zhang
Shot of the Day: Bernadette Szocs
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