Samartha, Spoorthy triumph

Samartha, Spoorthy triumph

MV Spoorthy, winner of the cadet girls’ titles in the State-ranking table tennis meet in Bangalore on Thursday. DH photo

Horizon Table Tennis Academy’s Samartha made short work of Star Academy’s Shreyas Kulkarni, who had ousted local favourite Amogh Athani en route to his final berth,  11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 11-2 to take home the grand prize.

Harsha Table Tennis Academy’s Spoorthy, who entered the final round after a win against N Aishwarya, warded off a stiff challenge from Anjana S before winning the match 13-11, 7-11, 13-11, 11-8.

Results (cadet category):
Boys, final: R Samartha (Hor) bt Shreyas Kulkarni (Star) 11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 11-2.
Semifinal: Samartha bt Aditya Arvind (Hor) 11-7, 11-9, 7-11, 11-7; Shreyas bt Amogh Athani (MTTA) 7-11, 13-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-7.

Girls, final: MV Spoorthy (HTTA) bt Anjana S (Star) 13-11, 7-11, 13-11, 11-8.
Semifinal: Spoorthy bt N Aishwarya 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-8; Anjana bt Medhini R Bhat (Hor) 14-12, 11-8, 11-9.

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