Mavericks lead TTC 7-5 after Sharath Kamal’s defeat in UTT Opener

Vastavam web:  RP-SG Mavericks were leading Falcons TTC 7-5 after four matches despite ace Indian paddler Achantha Sharath Kamal’s defeat in the inaugural encounter of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) that commenced here today.Kamal representing Mavericks lost a close three-game encounter to Par Gerell of Falcons 11-6, 8-11, 11-9.Under UTT rules, all matches are best of three and winning team needs to win 14 out of 27 games to win the tie.
In the mixed doubles match that followed, the Falcons pair of Lee Ho Ching and Sanil Sherry pulled back with a 11-8, 8-11, 11-5 against Kamal and Safia Polcanova. The Mavericks still maintained a 5-4 lead even as Falcons narrowed the gap.However Mavericks extended the lead in the fourth match when Austrian Stefan Fegerl secured a 11-6, 11-9, 9-11 victory.