Manika Batra and Natalia Bajor helped Bengaluru Smashers beat Puneri Paltan 8-7 of their Final Desk Tennis Season 4 conflict on the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports activities Complicated right here on Sunday.
Puneri Paltan wanted solely a recreation to win when world No. 42 Bajor entered the final match — girls’s singles — of the tie and defeated Archana Kamath 3-0 (8-11, 8-11, 11th of September) to maintain Bengaluru Smashers alive within the league.
The primary recreation noticed an exciting 11-8 win for Bajor, who performed correct backhands coupled with highly effective forehands to take the second recreation by the identical scoreline. The Polish paddler saved her nerve within the decider and gained it 11-9 together with her pinpoint pictures.
Earlier, Batra thumped Hana Matelova 2-1 within the second match of the tie to register her third girls’s singles victory within the ongoing season.
The world No. 35 confirmed management on her backends early on to win the primary recreation 11-9 earlier than Matelova fought again to clinch the second 11-8. Nevertheless, Batra pocketed the third recreation 11-6 in addition to the match.
Bengaluru Smashers’ captain Kirill Gerassimenko beat Puneri Paltan’s star participant Omar Assar 2-1 to present his aspect a profitable begin. Gerassimenko gained the competition 11-8, 10-11, 10-11.
The Twenty third-ranked Assar started the primary recreation in aggressive mode and focused the flanks to win it 11-8, earlier than Kirill made a comeback to clinch the second recreation by way of a golden level.
The third recreation additionally went to the golden level, which went within the favour of Gerassimenko.
Within the third match, a blended doubles tie, Matelova and Manush Shah beat Batra and Gerassimenko 3-0, profitable 11-9, 11-10, 11-4.
Manush then defeated Jeet Chandra 2-1 within the penultimate match, profitable 11-9, 11-9, 7-11.
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