Hunters Make a Winning Start to #VodafonePBL Season 3
#HyderabadHunters started off the #VodafonePBL Season 3 with an emphatic win
over the Northeastern Warriors in Guwahati. The tie began with the Men’s
Doubles encounter wherein Markis Kido & Yoo Yeo Seong came through in 3
games to give the Hunters an early lead.
Jayram of the Northeastern Warriors made an impressive start in the first of
the Men’s Singles match-up against Lee Hyun Il but a spirited comeback by Lee
thwarted any further threats and ensured the Hunters were firmly in the drivers
seat, 2-0 up in the tie, Marin to play next and both trump matches yet to
Hunters skipper Carolina Marin stepped up for her singles match-up against
Michelle Li, the Hunters dugout was full-throated in cheering its players and
often drowned out the Guwahati crowed with their raucous encouragement. Marin
took control of the tie right from the start and took the tie in straight
the tie effectively won and an unassailable lead, Sai Praneeth stepped up for
the second of the Men’s Singles. Sai unleashed a string of impressive shots but
the Warriors won their trump match to get themselves on the board.
Satwik & the sublime Pia Zebadiah were slated to play the last match of the
tie and they made short work of their opponents to take the match and the tie.
A 5-2 score line clearly suggested an impressive start to the campaign. With
the first match in the bag and confidence really high, the Hunters have now
made their way to Delhi where they play two back-to-back ties before heading
off to Chennai via Hyderabad.