Ultimate Table Tennis 2023: Reeth Rishya takes Goa to final — Highlights
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran gave Dabang Delhi an early lead by beating Harmeet Desai. But the last laugh was had by Goa Challengers as Reeth Rishya beat Sreeja Akula in the deciding match.
Goa Challengers beat Dabang Delhi 8-7 on Friday to enter the final of the 2023 UTT season. They will face the winner of Saturday's semifinal.
It was Sathiyan Gnanasekaran who beat Harmeet to give Dabang Delhi an early lead. Suthasini Sawettabut beat Ayhika Mukherjee to level scores at 3-3 after two matches. Harmeet and Suthasini dominated the mixed doubles match but lost two close games as Dabang Delhi moved into a 5-4 lead. The tie was decided in a final showdown between Sreeja Akula of Delhi and Reeth Rishya of Goa. It was Reeth who came up with the goods when it mattered as Goa came back from the dead to claim a win by the barest of margins.
- 28 July 2023 3:37 PM GMT
After Sathiyan's win, it is Jon Persson who is taking Delhi home. And we have another golden point, and this time it is Goa who manage to get lucky. Alvaro Robles keeps them in the game. Delhi now lead 6-5 in the tie. We will be going into a final deciding match between Reeth and Sreeja after all.
- 28 July 2023 2:42 PM GMT
Ayhika seemed to lose her momentum as she lost the first game to Suthasini after conceding 6 consecutive points. But she comes back with a vengeance in the 2nd to make it all square in this women's singles match.
All level between Ayhika and Suthasini, Delhi lead 3-2
- 28 July 2023 2:25 PM GMT
The third game goes to Harmeet 11-8. Sathiyan wins the men's singles match. But Harmeet does just enough to keep Goa in the game.
No it will be Ayhika for Delhi looking to hold on to the lead as Suthasini looks to turn things around for Goa.