Shreyal wallops Sunand for title

Madhurya wins Sub-junior girls' crown

Shreyal K Telang serves against Sunand S Vasan  in the boys’ Sub-junior final of the State-ranking table tennis tournament on Friday. Shreyal won 11-4, 11-6, 11-5. DH Photo

A student of Jyothi Kendra Vidyalaya, 13-year-old top seed Shreyal beat second seed Sunand S Vasan to claim top honours 11-4, 11-6, 11-5. Second-seeded Madhurya, from the Harsha Table Tennis Academy, overcame a stiff challenge from top seed Maitreyee Bailoor of Belgaum to win 13-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-3.

Shreyal, who had ousted fourth seed Vedanth M Urs of PTTA in the semifinal, played with good intensity and speed around the table as he raced to a 9-2 lead in the first game. Vasan changed his service action to earn a couple points but Shreyal, on serve, took the game and a 1-0 lead in the best of five match. Vasan tried his hand at stepping further away from the table to counter Shreyal’s spin but the latter outwitted him by playing the ball deep to take the second game as well. Shreyal sealed the win in 28 minutes after winning the third game.

Second seed Sucheth P Shenoy of Horizon TT Academy and top seed Aishwarya N of Star TTAcademy were crowned champions in the Cadet boys’ and girls’ categories respectively.

Results: Boys: Sub-junior, final: 1-Shreyal K Telang (BNM) bt 2-Sunand S Vasan (Hor) 11-4, 11-6, 11-5. (Semifinals): Sunand bt Sucheth P Shenoy (Hor) 11-4, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9; Shreyal bt 4-Vedanth M Urs (PTTA) 11-8, 11-6, 11-9. (Quarterfinals): Vedanth bt 5-RB Sushmit (KOS) 11-8, 11-8, 11-3; Sucheth bt Keshavaraj (PTTA) 11-4, 11-7, 6-11, 11-6; Sunand bt Samarth B 11-2, 11-7, 11-8; Shreyal bt 8-Rahul B 11-4, 11-6, 11-7.
Cadet, final: 2-Sucheth P Shenoy (Hor) bt 1-Amogh Atani (MTTC) 12-10, 5-11, 14-12, 11-5. (Semifinals): Amogh bt 5-RB Rakshit (Dharwad) 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7; Sucheth bt 3-R Samartha (Hor) 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7. (Quarterfinals): Samartha bt 6-Shreyas K (Star) 11-4, 14-16, 11-6, 5-11, 14-12; Sucheth bt 7-Shavolyn Murthy (JTTA) 11-13, 11-5, 11-5, 11-9; Rakshith bt 4-Aditya Arvind (Hor) 11-4, 12-10, 11-7; Amogh bt 8-Sankeeth GS (Hor) 11-5, 11-7, 11-9.

Girls: Sub-junior, final: 2-M Madhurya (HTTA) bt 1-Maitreyee Bailoor (Belgaum) 13-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-3. (Semifinals): Madhurya bt 3-Hari Priya (JTTA) 11-3, 11-5, 1-11, 8-11, 14-12; Maitreyee bt 4-Ridhi Rohit (PTTA) 11-3, 13-11, 11-5. (Quarterfinals): Ridhi bt 5-R Vineeta (OMTT) 11-5, 11-5, 11-6; Priya bt 6-Soumya Urs (HTTA) 3-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9; Madhurya bt 7-MV Spoorthy (PTTA) 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4; Maitreyee bt Medhini Bhat (Hor) 11-1, 11-5, 11-7.

Cadet, final: 1-Aishwarya N (Star) bt 3-MV Spoorthy (HTTA) 6-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-9. (Semifinals): Spoorthy bt 2-S Anjana (Star) 11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 11-5; Aishwarya bt 4-Medhini (Hor) 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4. (Quarterfinals): Anjana bt Urmila (Belgaum) 11-7, 11-8, 17-15; Medhini bt Priya Rao (OMTTI) 11-3, 14-12, 11-2; Aishwarya bt V Kushi (Gems) 11-6, 11-7, 11-5; Spoorthy bt Sonali (OMTTI) 11-5, 11-3, 11-8.

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