Vedanth emerges champion

 M V Spoorthy en route to her victory over Disha Gupta in the Sub-junior girls’ final of the State Open table tennis tournament in Bangalore on Monday. DH Photo

Vedanth, who had overcome Sunand Vasan 11-8, 11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 10-12, 7-11, 11-6 in the semifinals earlier in the day, was pushed to the limit once again in his summit clash against Telang. Vedanth, however, managed to hold his nerve to win 11-7, 9-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 4-11, 11-3. In the corresponding girls’ section, Maitreyee Bailoor registered a fine come-from-behind win over Spoorthy MV for the crown. Maitreyee won 7-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-7, 11-8.

In the Sub-junior category, Amogh Athani blanked Rakshith RB 11-9, 11-6, 11-5 for the boys’ title, while Spoorthy managed to make up for her loss in the Junior final by defeating Disha Gupta 11-4, 11-8, 9-11, 11-13, 11-7 for the girls’ title.

Results: Junior: Final: Vedanth M Urs bt Shreyal K Telang 11-7, 9-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 4-11, 11-3.

Semifinals: Vedanth bt Sunand Vasan 11-8, 11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 10-12, 7-11, 11-6; Telang bt VP Charan 11-7, 11-1, 2-11, 12-10, 11-5. Quarterfinals: Vedanth bt Sushmith RB 11-2, 11-7, 11-3, 11-4; Sunand Vasan bt Keshav Raj 6-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7, 6-11, 13-11; Charan bt Shreyas Kulkarni 11-9, 4-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7; Telang bt Sanketh GS 11-8, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6. Sub-junior: Final: Amogh Athani bt Rakshith RB 11-9, 11-6, 11-5.
Non-medallist singles: Final: Shabaz bt Chetan G 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 4-11, 11-3. Semifinals: Chetan bt Dinakar Naidu 11-9, 11-3, 5-11, 11-8; Shabaz bt Samartha R 11-1, 12-10, 11-5.

Girls: Junior: Final: Maitreyee Bailoor bt Spoorthy MV 7-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-7, 11-8. Semifinals: Maitreyee bt Raksha R 11-9, 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-4; Spoorthy bt Vinitha 11-3, 4-11, 12-10, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8.

Sub-junior: Final: Spoorthy MV bt Disha Gupta 11-4, 11-8, 9-11, 11-13, 11-7.

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