Sunand, Madhurya triumph

Horizon Club’s Sunand Vasan and Madhurya M of HTTA clinched the Junior boys’ and girls’ titles repectively in the CS Suresh Memorial State-ranking table tennis tournament here on Thursday.

Sunand registered a 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8 victory over Shreyal K Telang of BNM in the boys’ final. In the Junior girls’ summit clash, Madhurya eked out a hard-fought 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-9 win over JTTA’s Raksha R.

Sucheth Shenoy of Horizon Club defeated club-mate R Samartha 11-6, 10-12, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5 to claim the Sub-junior boys’ crown.

Anjana S of STAR Club carved out a come-from-behind 6-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6 victory over Sushmitha R Bidri of BNM to bag the Sub-junior girls’ title.

In the Non-Medallist doubles final, Chethan Gopinath and Kiran Rama of OMTTI were made to sweat by DP Gopinath and R Rachith before winning 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 7-11, 11-1 to lift the title.

Results: Boys: Junior: Final: Sunand Vasan (HOR) bt Shreyal K Telang (BNM) 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8. (Semifinals): S Vasan bt VP Charan (SAI) 4-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9; SK Telang bt Keshav Raj (JTTA) 11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 11-13, 11-4, 13-11.

Sub-Junior: Final: Sucheth Shenoy (HOR) bt R Samartha (HOR) 11-6, 10-12, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5. (Semifinals): S Shenoy bt Amogh Athani (MTTA) 11-4, 14-12, 5-11, 11-4; Samartha bt Neeraj Raj (JTTA 12-10, 15-13, 11-7.

Girls: Junior: Final: Madhurya M (HTTA) bt Raksha R (JTTA) 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-9.  (Semifinals): Madhurya bt KS Haripriya (SAI) 11-7, 4-11, 12-10, 11-6, 16-14; Raksha R bt Gayathri Tankasali (MM) 17-19, 9-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-5, 11-3.

Sub-Junior: Final: Anjana S (STAR) bt Sushmitha R Bidri (BNM) 6-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6. (Semifinals): Anjana S (STAR) bt Koumudi Patankar (UGB) 12-10, 11-4, 11-4; Sushmitha bt Archana Kamatha (CCA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7.

Non-Medallist Doubles: Final: Chethan Gopinath/ Kiran Rama (OMTTI) bt DP Gopinath/ R Rachith 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 7-11, 11-1.

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