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Divyas Warriors humble Bashers in TT Mumbai Super League


Press Trust of India Mumbai
Maharashtras top player Divya Deshpande led from the front to guide Century Warriors to an easy victory over Blazing Bashers on Day 2 of the UTT Mumbai Super League here Friday.
Divya, Indias No. 8, won both her matches to set up Warriorss mammoth 19-8 victory over the reigning champions.
Sameer Bhate set the ball rolling for Warriors with a 2-1 (11-8, 11-4, 7-11) victory over Gurcharan Singh Gill in the veterans clash.
Mandar Hardikar then pulled off a stunning upset victory over top Indian paddler Raegan Albuquerque 2-1 (11-9, 11-4, 9-11) in the mens singles competition to swell his teams lead.
Divya then pummeled Shruti Amrute 2-1 (11-4, 11-4, 10 -11) in the womens singles match.
But Havish Asrani and Aditi Sinha could not continue the winning run for Warriors, and capitulated 1-2 to Aadil Anand & Tejal Kamble 1-2 (11-8, 6-11, 6-11) in the junior mixed doubles encounter.
Young Dhruv Shah shifted back the momentum in Warriors favour by thrashing Merwyn Patel 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-6).
Divya then teamed up with Mandar Hardiker in the mixed doubles match and scored a thrilling 2-1 (11-8, 5-11, 11-9) victory over the formidable pair of Raegan Albuquerque & Shruti Amrute 2-1 to consolidate the lead.
Aditi Sinha steamrolled Tejal Kamble 3-0 (11-2, 11-6, 11-10) in the junior girls competition to pocket the tie for Warriors with two matches remaining.
Sameer Bhate & Dhruv Shah beat Gurcharan Singh Gill & Merwyn Patel 3-0 (11-7, 11-5, 11-7) in the doubles but Havish Asrani lost to Aadil Anand 1-2 (0-11, 11-10, 10-11) in the last match of the tie to salvage some pride for the Bashers.
In other ties of the morning session, Kool smashers beat Supreme Fighters 16-11 while West Coast Rangers got the better of Phantom Stars 18-9.

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 6:00 PM IST

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