Mavericks edge out Maharashtra

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Ayhika Mukherjee’s giant-killing ways stood out as RP-SG Mavericks thwarted a gallant charge from Maharashtra United and eked out a narrow 11-10 victory in their Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at Badminton hall of Balewadi Sports Complex.

Pune: Ayhika Mukherjee’s giant-killing ways stood out as RP-SG Mavericks thwarted a gallant charge from Maharashtra United and eked out a narrow 11-10 victory in their Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at Badminton hall of Balewadi Sports Complex.

After Ayhika, Kou Lei and the mixed pair of captain Harmeet Desai and Doo Hoi Kem had won the first three matches to put Mavericks in a commanding 6-3 position, Maharashtra staged a brilliant rally through their foreign players to turn the tables and gain a 10-8 lead. Kristian Karlsson defeated fellow Swede Kristian Karlsson 2-1 before World No 19 Samara stepped up to upset Doo. 

Results: 
RP-SG Mavericks bt Maharashtra United 11-10: (Ayhika Mukherjee bt Lily Zhang 2-1 (10-11, 11-5, 11-10); Kou Lei bt Anthony Amalraj 2-1 (10-11, 11-10, 11-5); Harmeet Desai and Doo Hoi Kem bt Anthony Amalraj and Elizabeta Samara 2-1 (11-5, 11-6, 5-11); Mattias Karlsson lost to Kristian Karlsson 1-2 (9-11, 6-11, 11-10); Doo Hoi Kem lost to Elizabeta Samara 0-3 (5-11, 10-11, 8-11); Harmeet Desai lost to Joao Monteiro 1-2 (11-10, 9-11, 10-11); Sabine Winter bt Madhurika Patkar 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-10).
 

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