PBL-SEASON-4-TIE 17-PUNE 7 ACES VS CHENNAI SMASHERS

TIE 17-PUNE 7 ACES VS CHENNAI SMASHERS

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Tie 17 of Premier Badminton League 4, held on Jan 3 ,saw the Pune 7 Aces play against Chennai Smashers.

Chennai Smashers came up with yet another blazing performance as they defeated Pune 7 Aces by 4-3 at The Trans Stadia Arena at Ahmedabad. This win took Chennai to the fifth spot while Pune moved to the third spot.

MATCH 1 – Mixed Doubles

The first match of the Tie was between Vladimir Ivanov and Line Kjaersfeldt of Pune 7 Aces and Chris Adcock and Gabby Adcock of Chennai Smashers in the Mixed Doubles Category. It was a trump match for Chennai Smashers. In the first game, Pune won the first point with Ivanov’s backhand drop shot before Chennai took a 2-1 lead with Adcock’s forehand winner. Pune leveled the scores at two points each with Ivanov’s smash. Chennai took a 6-5 lead on courtesy of Gabby’s smart net play before Chennai took a 2-point lead at the break after Line’s forehand-unforced error. After the break, Chennai extended their lead to 10-8 with Chris forehand winner. However, Pune reduced the deficit to one point after Chris unforced-forehand error. Chennai extended their lead further to 13-11 after they got the better of Pune in a 39-shot rally. Finally, Chennai won the first game by 15-13 with Gabby’s smash from the net.

In the second game, Pune won the first point after Gabby’s service error before Chennai leveled It up with Line’s forehand shot going out. Pune took a 5-3 lead with Ivanov’s jump smash down the line. However, Chennai leveled the scores at seven points each after Line’s forehand-unforced error. Pune took a 1-point lead at the break with Ivanov’s forehand smash. After the break, Pune extended their lead to 11-9 after Gabby’s return went wide. However, Chennai leveled the scores at 12 points each with Chris cross-court drop shot. Pune took a 14-13 lead after Gabby’s forehand shot caught the net before Chennai leveled it up with Line’s service error. Finally, Chennai won their trump match in straight games by 15-14 with Chris forehand winner that gave Chennai Smasher a 2-0 lead in the Tie.

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MATCH 2- Men’s Singles

The second match of the Tie was between Brice Leverdez of Pune 7 Aces and Rajiv Ouseph of Chennai Smashers in the Men’s Singles Category. In the first game, Rajiv took the first point with a cross-court smash. Rajiv extended his lead to 4-1 with a dynamic smash. However, Rajiv took a hefty 6-point lead at the break with a forehand winner. After the break, Rajiv extended his lead to 11-3 with a cross-court drop shot. Rajiv further increased his lead to 13-5 after Brice’s unforced error. Finally, Rajiv won the first game in a comfortable manner by 15-6 after Brice’s forehand shot went wide.

In the second game, Rajiv took the first point with a superb drop shot before Brice took a 3-1 lead after Rajiv’s forehand-unforced error. However, Rajiv took, a 6-5 lead soon after Brice’s forehand went wide. Brice fought back well and took a 1-point lead at the break with a forehand smash. After the break extended his lead to 10-7 after he got the better of Rajiv in a 49-shot rally after Rajiv’s forehand-unforced error. Brice further extended his lead to 13-8 after Rajiv’s backhand-unforced error. Finally, Brice forced the game into the decider by 15-8 after Rajiv’s forehand-unforced error.

In the third game, Rajiv won the first point after Brice’s unforced error before Brice leveled it up with a forehand smash. Rajiv took a 4-1 lead with a forehand winner. However, Brice reduced the deficit to one point after Rajiv’s forehand-unforced error. Brice leveled the scores at five points each with a forehand smash before Rajiv took a 6-5 lead with a superb drop shot. Rajiv took a 2-point lead at the break with a forehand winner. After the break, Rajiv extended his lead to 11-8 with a 331 KMPH smash. However, Brice leveled the scores at 11 points each with Rajiv’s unforced error before Rajiv took a 13-11 lead with a cross-court winner. However, Brice reduced the deficit to one point after Rajiv’s unforced error. Finally, Rajiv won the match by 15-13 with a forehand winner that gave Chennai a 3-0 lead in the Tie.

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MATCH 3- Women’s Singles

The third match of the Tie was between Carolina Marin of Pune 7 Aces and Sung Ji Hyun of Chennai Smashers in the Women’s Singles Category. In the first game, Marin won the first point after Sung’s shot went wide. From then both the players kept on exchanging point between them to keep the score ticking before Marin reduced the deficit to 6-5 with a superb cross-court drop. However, Sung took a 3-point lead at the break. After the break, Sung extended her lead to 10-5 with Marin’s unforced error. Sung further extended her lead to 13-10 after she got the better of Marin in a 28 shot rally. However, Marin leveled the scores at 14 points each with a ferocious smash. Finally, Sung won the first game by 15-14 after Marin’s unforced error.

In the second game, Marin picked up the first point of the game after her shot dropped off the top of the net. Marin extended her lead to 5-0 after Sung’s forehand-unforced error. Marin took a comfortable 8-0 lead at the break with a cross-court winner. After the break, Marin extended her lead to 11-3 with a cross-court drop shot. Marin further extended her lead to 13-6 with a forehand winner. Finally, Marin forced the game into the decider by 15-7 with a forehand winner.

In the third game, Marin won the first point with a superb drop shot before Sung leveled it up with a forehand smash down the line. Both the players exchanged point between them before Marin leveled the scores at three points each with a cracking smash. Marin took a 6-4 lead on courtesy of smart net play from her. Marin took a 4-point lead at the break with a forehand winner. After the break, Sung played brilliantly and leveled the scores at 10 points each after Marin’s forehand-unforced error. Marin took a 13-11 lead on courtesy of her brilliance near the net. However, Sung leveled the scores at 13 points each with a superb drop shot. Finally, Sung Ji Hyun won the super match of the Tie by 15-13 after Marin’s forehand shot went wide that confirmed the Tie for Chennai with an unassailable 4-0 lead in the Tie with two more matches left.

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MATCH 4- Men’s Doubles

The fourth match of the Tie was between Chirag Shetty and Vladimir Ivanov of Pune 7 Aces and Chris Adcock and B.S.Reddy of Chennai Smashers in the Men’s Doubles Category. It was a trump match for Pune 7 Aces. In the first game, Chennai took the first point after Ivanov’s shot caught the net before Chennai took a 3-0 lead after Chirag’s forehand-unforced error. Chennai extended their lead to 6-3 after Ivanov’s shot went long. Chennai took a 3-point lead at the break with Sumeeth’s smash at Ivanov. After the break, Pune leveled the scores at nine points each after Chirag’s forehand shot landed safely inside the court. Chennai took a 13-11 lead after Ivanov’s backhand shot went wide. However, Pune leveled the scores at 14 points each with a forehand smash. Finally, Pune won the golden point by 15-14 after Chris forehand-unforced error.

In the second game, Pune won the first point with Chirag’s forehand winner before they raced to an early 4-0 lead with Sumeeth’s error. Pune extended their lead to 6-3 with Chirag’s forehand winner. Pune took a 4-point lead at the break with Chirag’s forehand smash. After the break, Chennai reduced the deficit to one point with Sumeeth’s smash down the line. Pune extended their lead to 13-8 with Chirag’s 300 KMPH smash. Finally, Pune won their trump match in straight games by 15-9 after Chris shot went long that helped Pune to pick up their first win of the Tie.

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MATCH 5- Men’s Singles

The fifth match of the Tie was between Ajay Jayaram of Pune 7 Aces and W.F.Chong of Chennai Smashers in the Men’s Singles Category. In the first game, Ajay won the first point with a superb drop shot before he took a 5-1 lead after Chong’s backhand-unforced error. However, Chong reduced the deficit to one point before Ajay took an 8-4 lead at the break. After the break, Ajay extended his lead to 11-7 after Chong’s forehand shot went wide. However, Chong leveled the scores at 11 points each after Ajay’s unforced error. Finally, Chong won the first game by 15-13 after Ajay’s backhand-unforced error.

In the second game, Ajay won the first point after Chong’s shot hit the net. Ajay took a 5-2 lead with Chong’s unforced error before he took a comfortable 8-3 lead at the break. After the break, Ajay extended his lead to 11-3 after Chong’s forehand shot went wide. Finally, Ajay forced the game into the decider by 15-7 after Chong’s forehand-unforced error.

In the third game, Ajay picked up the first point with an exquisite drop shot before he took a 6-0 lead after his shot landed safely inside the court. Ajay took a hefty 6-point lead at the break with a forehand winner. After the break, Ajay extended his lead to 10-4 with a forehand winner. However, Chong reduced the deficit to three points after Ajay’s forehand-unforced error. Finally, Ajay won the match by 15-11 with a forehand winner that helped Pune to a 3-4 scoreline in the tie.

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