Ultimate Table Tennis Current Affairs - 2019

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Ultimate Table Tennis Title: Chennai Lions beats Dabang Delhi in final

Chennai Lions glided away to one-sided victory over Dabang Delhi in final to win Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) crown. Chennai Lions led by Sharath Kamal defeated Sathiyan-led Dabang Delhi with 8-1 in final to lift UTT Season 3 Trophy.

Key Highlights

In front of a packed house, Sharath Kamal-spearheaded Lions defeated defending champions Dabang Delhi to lift the trophy and brought league to an end.

Lions’ foreign imports namely Petrissa Solja of Germany and Tiago Apolonia (World No. 71) of Portugal proved to be stars of grand finale.

Pair of Sharath Kamal and Petrissa Solja defeated Delhi’s Sathiyan and Scozs in thumping fashion.

Solja defeated Scozs with 2-1, while Apolonia wiped out Sathiyan with 3-0 followed by another 3-0 victory for Lions.

Final Results of UTT Season 03

Women’s Singles: Petrissa Solja bt Bernadette Szocs (2-1)

Men’s Singles: Tiago Apolonia bt Sathiyan G. (3-0)

Mixed Doubles Men: Sharath Kamal/Petrissa Solja bt Sathiyan G/Bernadette Szocs 3-0 (11-7, 11-2, 11-3).

LEAGUE AWARDS:

Super Server of League – Jon Persson (Dabang Delhi)

Standout Player of League– Sutirtha Mukherjee (U Mumba Tt)- She Didn’t Lose Single Match Throughout the League.

Most Valuable Player of League (Female)– Doo Hoi Kem (U Mumba Tt)

Most Valuable Player Of The League (Male)– Sathiyan Gnansekaran

The Ultimate One– Petrissa Solja (Chennai Lions)

About Ultimate Table Tennis

UTT is India’s first-ever professional table tennis league. The inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis was held from 13 to 20 July 2017.

UTT aims to benefit development of Indian players by allowing them to play alongside some of world’s best players.

Franchises are club-based instead of city-based and each franchise is a combination of overseas and Indian players. It includes 4 men and 4 women, along with 1 Indian and 1 international coach each.

Apart from foreign players, coaches from abroad would also be part of league, with each team having an international coach apart from 1 Indian.

The year 2019 was the 3rd season of Ultimate Table Tennis.