In Delhi on Tuesday Dabang Smashers crushed Oilmax Stag Yoddhas 14-13 at the Thyagraj Stadium to reach semis. The smashers with the win took the top spot in the Ultimate Table Tennis with 69 points.
The tie was determined in the previous game with Kim Song crushing Polina Mikhailova 11-4, 6-11, 11-9. Aruna Quadri’s kept Yoddhas in the game with a victory over Marcos Freitas. Indian Sathiyan Gnanasekaran got the ball rolling and pulled off a 2-1 (11-2, 11-7, 6-11) win over Croatian Tomislav Pucar (Oilmax Stag Yoddhas) in the men’s singles to hand Smashers an early direct.
Manika Batra scored an irritated 2-1 (11-9, 11-9, 4 – 11) triumph over North Korean world No 19 Kim Song I in the ladies’ singles to level scores at 3-just for Oilmax Stag Yoddhas.
Next up was blended copies and Oilmax Stag Yoddhas’ match of Nigeria’s Quadri and Manika Batra aroused to beat AA Amalraj and Tetyana Bilenko 2-1 (10-11, 11-9, 11-9) and hand their group a 5-4 lead.
Kou Lei of Dabang Smashers took the initial two amusements off Tomislav Pucar before the Croatian revived to win the third diversion in the men’s singles as the groups leveled at 6.