Poojitha wins title; Shreyal in final round


Tournament favourite Poojitha N of Horizon Table Tennis Academy clinched the junior girls’ title at the BNM State-ranking table tennis tournament here on Sunday.

Poojitha, who defeated Aishwarya R Bidri for BNM 11-3, 11-1, 11-7, 11-7 in her semifinal encounter, ousted Malathi Bhaskar of BNM 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5 in the final.
In the corresponding boys’ category, Shreyal K Telang and VP Charan will lock horns in Monday’s final.

Shreyal overcame a stiff challenge from Vedanth M Urs 2-11, 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-6 en route to his final berth and SAI’s Charan ousted second-seede Sunand S Vasan 8-11, 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6.

Results: Junior: Boys: Semifinal: Shreyal K Telang (BNM) bt Vedanth M Urs (HTTA ) 2-11, 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-6; VP Charan (SAI) bt Sunand Vasan (Hor) 8-11, 12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6. Quarterfinal: Shreyal bt Puneeth P (Hor) 11-5, 3-11, 11-6, 11-13, 11-6, 11-7; Sunand bt Ashwin H (BNM) 11-9, 11-8,11-9, 11-7; Vedanth bt Pradeep V (BNM) 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6; Charan bt Harshith R (Star) 5-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-7;  Girls: Final: Poojitha N (Hor) bt Malathi Bhaskar (BNM) 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5.Semifinal: Poojitha bt Aishwarya R Bidri (BNM) 11-3, 11-1, 11-7, 11-7; Malathi bt Anjana S (Star) 11-6, 12-10, 11-7, 7-11, 11-5.

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