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Ultimate Table Tennis 2018: Falcons TTC vs Maharashtra United, Live Match Updates

Falcons def United 11-10
Updated: 14 June 2018 22:01 IST - Published: 14 June 2018 18:05 IST
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This was Day 1 of the 18 days of this League. 


Do join us tomorrow as we bring you live coverage from Day 2.


Goodbye from us at Sportskeeda for now!
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That was a great evening of table tennis action. The Falcons trailed the United for the first three matches, but made a fantastic comeback towards the end.


The crowd support has been excellent. Hopefully this will make the sport more popular in India.
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Overall team score: Falcons def United 11-10
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Final score: Ekholm def Patkar 11-5, 11-7, 11-5
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Ekholm does it for the Falcons!!!!
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Ekholm keeps her nose in front through her effortless combination of aggression and defence.

8-5
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Ekholm establishes her supremacy, but Patkar isn't far away.

Ekholm leads 5-3
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It's 2-2 in Game 3
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But there is a twist to the tale!

The two teams are now tied at 10-10 in the overall score.

So, the third game will decide the winner of this tie.



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Ekholm wins the match!

11-5, 11-7
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Ekholm now has match points!
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8-5 now
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Since then, Ekholm has wrested away the momentum.

She is up 5-2
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Patkar has managed to push that setback aside and has gone up to 2-0 in Game 2
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Ekholm has taken the first game thanks to some fine blending of attack and defence.

11-5
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Absolutely no surprises here!

Ekholm has made a dominant start and looks to be in firm control.

She is up 8-2
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Patkar represents the United while Ekholm has turned up for the Falcons.
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After a dominant 11-4, 11-3, 11-8 win by Karlsson, Madhurika Patkar and Matilda Ekholm have taken the court in the final rubber of the tie.
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In the third game, Karlsson once again races ahead to 5-1
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The difference in their attacking prowess is so evident. Karlsson already has had 10 attacking shots while Shetty has had only 3 so far.
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He takes the second game in thunderous fashion!

11-3
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Karlsson is just unstoppable at the moment!

8-2
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It's too much to handle for Falcons' Sanil Shetty.


Karlsson takes the first game 11-4.

And, with that, the  two teams are now tied at 8-8 in the overall score.
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Speed, accuracy, angles...everything is working in favour of the Swede
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In the men's singles, Karlsson of United has built a healthy lead of 6-1
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Bernadette showed some exceptional aggression to eke out the win.

She gets it done 11-8, 6-11, 11-6.
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The two girls are evenly tied at 3-3
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But Samara gets the job done!

She takes the second game 11-6.
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Bernadette takes a couple of points to reduce the deficit.
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Samara is doing very, very well in the second game. Has brought all her experience into this game.

Up 9-4
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Samara has a one-point lead in Game 2.

Can she hold on to her lead?
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Bernadette finishes strongly.
She gets the first game for the Falcons!

11-8
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Samara is fighting hard but the younger Romanian is showing impressive skills.

She is up 9-7
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Bernadette makes the brighter start out of the two Romanians.

6-3 she leads
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Next up is women's singles.

Bernadette of Falcons takes on Samara of United

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Overall team score: The teams are tied at 6-6
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Final score: Martinez of Falcons def Monteiro of United 8-11, 11-3, 11-9
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Martinez holds his nerves and gets the job done!


The Falcons win this!
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A calm Monteiro now trails by one point!

9-10
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Match points to Martinez now!

10-7
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But Monteiro gets three points on the trot!

Can this inspire a comeback?
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So great to see that Martinez hasn't had a letup in his intensity!

9-3 to Martinez
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7-2 to Martinez
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The momentum is still very much with Martinez!

What a strong passage of play since the first game.

Martinez up 5-0
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The third game will decide the winner!!!!
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Martinez wraps up the second game in commanding fashion!

11-3
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But Monteiro hasn't been able to continue that form in the second game.

Martinez has built a huge lead of eight points in the second game.

10-2
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United's Monteiro takes the first game 11-8
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Terrific display from Monteiro. Putting the right amount of spin to throw off his opponent
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Monteiro is not giving up either!
6-6