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.