DHFL Maharashtra United ride on Harmeet’s twin wins against RP-SG Mavericks

DHFL Maharashtra United ride on Harmeet’s twin wins against RP-SG Mavericks

Chennai, July 18, 2017
: Harmeet Desai scored two victories to put DHFL Maharashtra United in control (9-3 lead) over RP-SG Mavericks after four matches on Day six of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.

Harmeet put his team ahead with a stunning 2-1 (11-6, 9-11, 11-6) win over Austrian world No. 23 Stefan Fegerl of RP-SG Mavericks in the men’s singles (Foreign v Indian), the day’s first match.

Harmeet, ranked 79 in the world, got off to the flying before the Austrian derailed him in the second game.

The Surat-born, however, lifted his game in the decider, finishing with a flourish by winning three straight points.

Veteran Fu Yu extended DHFL Maharashtra United’s lead to 4-2 with a 2-1 (11-3, 11-6, 9-11) over Archana Girish Kamath of RP-SG Mavericks in the women’s singles (Foreign v Indian).

Fu Yu, the China bornstrongly and inspiringly to take the third game to win her team a point.

In a tense mixed doubles (Foreign/Indian pair), Harmeet and Liu Jia (Austria) pulled DHFL Maharashtra United further ahead on points (lead 6-3), with a close 2-1 (10-11, 11-7, 11-10) win over A Sharath Kamal/ Sofia Polcanova (Austria) of RP-SG Mavericks.

It appeared like there was no stopping DHFL Maharashtra United on this day as Portuguese world No 48 Joao Monteiro upset higher-ranked Fegerl 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-9) in the men’s singles (Foreign player category) to hand his team a 9-3 lead after four matches.

At the end of four matches: RP-SG Mavericks 3-9 DHFL Maharashtra United
MS – Stefan Fegerl lost to Harmeet Desai 1-2 (6-11, 11-9, 6-11)
WS – Archana Kamath lost to Fu Yu 1-2 (3-11, 6-11, 11-9)
MD – Sharath Kamal/ Sofia Polcanova lost to Harmeet Desai/ Liu Jia 1-2 (11-10, 7-11, 10-11)
MS – Stefan Fegerl lost to Joao Monteiro 0-3 (3-11, 4-11, 9-11)

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