PBL-SEASON-4-TIE 18-AWADHE WARRIORS VS AHMEDABAD SMASH MASTERS

TIE 18-AWADHE WARRIORS VS AHMEDABAD SMASH MASTERS

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Tie 18 of Premier Badminton League 4, held on Jan 4 ,saw the Awadhe Warriors play against Ahmedabad Smash Masters.

Awadhe Warriors came up with a dominant performance as they completed a clean sweep over Ahmedabad Smash Masters at their home ground with a scoreline 6-(-1). This win took Awadhe Warriors to the second spot just one point short of table toppers, while Masters suffered their second straight defeat in this season.

MATCH 1 – Women’s Singles

The first match of the Tie was between Kristy Gilmour of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Beiwen Zhang of Awadhe Warriors in the Women’s Singles Category. It was a trump match for Awadhe Warriors. In the first game, Zhang took the first point with a lovely cut before Kristy leveled it up with Zhang’s service error. Zhang took a 3-1 lead with Kristy’s forehand-unforced error. However, Kristy picked up four points on a row to take a 5-3 lead with a forehand winner. Zhang reduced the deficit to two points after she got the better of Kristy in a 23-shot rally with a lovely drop shot. However, Kristy took a 3-point lead at the break after Zhang’s forehand-unforced error. After the break, Kristy extended her lead to 10-7 after Zhang flattered at the net to give away a point to Kristy. Kristy further extended her lead to 13-9 with a powerful smash. Finally, Kristy won her first game by 15-10 after Zhang’s misjudgment.

In the second game, Zhang picked up the first point with Kristy’s forehand-unforced error before Kristy leveled it up with Zhang’s unforced error. Zhang took a 5-3 lead with a powerful smash. However, Kristy leveled the scores at seven points each after Zhang’s backhand-unforced error before Zhang took a 1-point lead at the break. After the break, Zhang took a 9-8, lead with a lovely drop shot. However, Kristy brought down the deficit to one point after Zhang’s forehand-unforced error. Finally, Zhang forced the game into the decider by 15-11 after Kristy’s forehand-unforced error.

In the third game, Kristy took the first point after Zhang’s forehand shot went long before she took a 3-0 lead after Zhang’s forehand went wide. However, Zhang took a 5-3 lead by picking up five points on a row with a backhand winner. Zhang took a 4-point lead at the break after Kristy’s shot went long. After the break, Kristy reduced the deficit to three points by picking up back-to-back points. Zhang extended their lead to 13-10 with a body smash. Finally, Zhang won her trump match by 15-11 after Kristy’s unforced-forehand error that gave Awadhe Warriors a 2-0 lead in the Tie.

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MATCH 2- Men’s Doubles

The second match of the Tie was between K. Nandagopal and Satwik Sairaj of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Lee Yang and Mathias Christiansen of Awadhe Warriors in the Men’s Doubles Category. In the first game, Masters picked up the first point with Nandagopal’s jumping smash. Both the teams traded points between them to keep the score ticking and were level at three points. Warriors took a 6-4 lead after Satwik’s shot went wide. Warrior took a 2-point lead at the break after Satwik’s shot went long. After the break, Warriors extended their lead to 10-7 with Mathias crisp shot. However, Masters reduced the deficit to one point with Satwik’s thunderous smash. Masters further reduced the deficit to one point with Nandagopal’s brilliant smash. Finally, Awadhe Warriors won the first game by 15-11 after Satwik’s unforced error.

In the second game, Warriors took the first point after Nandagopal’s forehand-unforced error before Masters took a 3-1 lead. However, Warriors leveled the scores at four points each after Nandagopal’s shot caught the net before Masters took a 1-point lead with Satwik’s ferocious smash. Masters took a 2-point lead at the break after Yang’s backhand-unforced error. After the break, Masters took a 10-7, lead after Lee’s shot went wide. Masters further extended their lead to 13-8 after Mathias forehand-unforced error. Finally, Masters forced the game into the decider by 15-10 after Mathias forehand-unforced error.

In the third game, Warriors picked up the first point after Nandagopal’s forehand-unforced error before they took a 5-0 lead with Mathias 339 KMPH smash. Masters picked up a back-to-back point with Satwik’s 370 KMPH smash to reduce the deficit. However, Warriors took a 5-point lead at the break after Satwik’s smash went long. After the break, Masters extended their lead to 11-5 after Satwik’s service fault. Finally, Warriors won the match by 15-6 with Yang’s forehand winner that gave Warriors a 3-0 lead in the Tie.

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MATCH 3- Men’s Singles

The third match of the Tie was between Viktor Axelsen of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Son Wan Ho of Awadhe Warriors in the Men’s Singles Category. In the first game, Son won the first point of the game after Viktor’s shot went wide. Viktor leveled the scores at two points each after Son’s forehand-unforced error before Son took a 4-2 lead after Viktor’s shot went wide. Son took a hefty 6-point lead at the break after Viktor’s shot caught the net. After the break, Son extended his lead to 11-5 with a forehand winner. Finally, Son won the first game comfortably by 15-7 after Viktor’s shot went long.

In the second game, Viktor took the first point after Son’s misjudgment before Viktor raced to a quick 4-0 lead with a forehand winner. Viktor extended his lead to 6-0 after Son’s shot went wide. Viktor took a comfortable 8-2 lead with a forehand smash. After the break, Viktor extended his lead to 10-4 with Son’s forehand-unforced errors. However, Son reduced the deficit to three points after Viktor’s shot went long. Viktor extended his lead to 13-8 after Son’s shot went wide. Finally, Viktor forced the game into the decider by 15-8 with a forehand winner.

In the third game, Viktor won the first point after Son’s backhand-unforced error before Son leveled it up after Viktor’s smash caught the net. However, Son leveled the scores at three points each with a forehand smash. Son took a 6-3 lead with a cross-court winner. However, Viktor leveled the scores at seven points each with a ferocious smash before Son took a 1-point lead at the break. After the break, Son extended his lead to 10-8 with a backhand winner. Son further extended his lead to 13-10 with a forehand winner. Finally, Son won the match by 15-10 after Viktor’s forehand-unforced error that confirmed the Tie for Awadhe Warriors with two matches left in the Tie with an unassailable 4-0 lead in the Tie.

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MATCH 4- Men’s Singles

The fourth match of the Tie was between Sourabh Verma of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Lee Dong Keun of Awadhe Warriors in the Men’s Singles Category. It was a trump match for Ahmedabad Smash Masters. In the first game, Lee won the first point after Verma’s forehand-unforced error. However, Verma leveled the scores at four points each with a forehand winner. Lee took a 7-5 lead after Verma’s unforced error before Lee took a 3-point lead at the break after Verma’s shot went wide. After the break, Lee extended his lead to 11-5 with Verma’s forehand-unforced error. Lee further extended his lead to 13-5 after Verma’s shot went wide. Finally, Lee won the first game by 15-8 with a superb drop shot.

In the second game, Verma won the first point with a lovely drop shot before he took a 4-1 lead after Lee’s shot went wide. Lee reduced the deficit to one point with a forehand winner. Verma extended his lead to 6-4 after Lee’s forehand-unforced error. Verma took a 3-point lead at the break with a lovely drop shot. After the break, Verma extended his lead to 10-7 after Lee’s forehand-unforced error. Lee leveled the scores at 11 points each with a forehand winner. Lee extended his lead to 13-11 after Verma’s shot went long. Finally, Lee won against the trump in straight games by 15-12 after Verma’s forehand-unforced error that gave Warriors a 5-(-1) lead in the Tie.

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MATCH 5- Mixed Doubles

The fifth match of the Tie was between Satwik Sairaj and Sikki Reddy of Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Ashwini Ponnappa and Mathias Christiansen of Awadhe Warriors in the Mixed Doubles Category. In the first game, Warriors took the first point with Mathias forehand smash down the line before they raced to a quick 5-1 lead after Satwik’s backhand-unforced error. Masters picked up back-to-back points to reduce the deficit after Mathias shot caught the net before Warriors took a 5-point lead at the break. After the break Warriors extended their lead to 10-4 after Satwik’s shot went out. However, Masters reduced the deficit to two points before Warriors extended their lead further to 12-9 with Satwik’s error. Masters took the lead to 14-13 with Satwik’s 340 KMPH smash. Finally, Masters won the first game by 15-13 after Ashwini’s shot went wide.

In the second game Warrior won the first point of the game with Mathias forehand winner. Warriors took a 4-2 lead with Mathias forehand winner before Masters reduced the deficit to two points with Satwik’s smash. Warriors took a 3-point lead at the break after Sikki’s unforced error. After the break, Warriors extended their lead to 11-7 after Sikki’s forehand-unforced error. Warriors further extended their lead to 13-8 after Mathias shot dropped off the top of the net. Finally, Warriors forced the game into the decider by 15-10 with Mathias forehand winner.

In the third game, Masters picked up the first point with Satwik’s smash. Both the teams traded point between them and were leveled at three points each after Satwik’s error. Warriors took a 6-3 lead after Satwik’s shot went long. Masters reduced the deficit to two points with Satwik’s powerful smash before Warriors took an 8-5 lead at the break. After the break, Warriors extended their lead to 12-6 with Mathias forehand winner. Masters reduced the deficit to two points with Sikki’s blazing smash before Warriors extended their lead to 14-10 with Ashwini’s forehand winner. Finally, Warriors won the match by 15-12 after Sikki’s forehand-unforced error to complete a clean sweep over Masters by 6-(-1) in the Tie.

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FINAL MATCH SCORE

MATCH SUMMARY

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