According to the tournament rules, in the knockout stage the team that secures 14 points first is declared winner.
Li Ping put Shaze Challengers ahead with a 2-1 win over Sanil Shetty in the men’s singles, the opening match of the tie.
However, in-form Wu Yang swept aside Mouma Das (Shaze Challengers) 3-0 in the women’s singles to hand the lead to Falcons TTC 4-2.
Next up was mixed doubles (Foreign/Indian) and Falcons TTC’s pair of Sanil Shetty and Lee Ho Ching brushed aside Soumyajit Ghosh and Petrissa Solja 3-0 to extend their team’s lead to 7-2.
Croatian Andrej Gacina of Shaze Challengers beat Briton Liam Pitchford 2-1 in the men’s singles (Foreign player category). Falcons TTC led 8-4 at this stage.
Wu Yang then recorded her second 3-0 win of the day to take Falcons TTC closer to victory at 11-4, as she beat China-born German world No 9 Han Ying 3-0 in the women’s singles (Foreign player category).
Liam Pitchford rallied to beat Soumyajit Ghosh (Shaze Challengers) 2-1 in men’s singles to place Falcons TTC at the doorstep of victory at 13-5.
However, Han Ying put it across Sutirtha Mukherjee 3-0 to lift Shaze Challengers to 8-13 before Par Gerell rallied to seal the title at 14-9 for Falcons after losing the opening game to Li Ping.