Navaneeth, Sahana crowned champions

A R Navaneeth and Sahana Kulkarni took home the men’s and women’s titles in the C S Suresh Memorial State-ranking table tennis tournament at the Bangalore Medical College on Friday.

ALL CONCENTRATION Sahana Kulkarni (left) and AR Navaneeth en route winning the women’s and men’s titles respectively in the State-ranking meet on Friday. DH PHOTO

Navaneeth of BNM overcame Arpith Bhopalkar of ASGORC 6-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9 in the men’s final.

Sahana of MM pulled off a thrilling 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4, 13-15, 6-11, 11-7 victory over Madhurya M of HTTA in the women’s summit clash.

Navaneeth then completed a memorable double by clinching the Youth boys crown, beating Charan V P of SAI 11-8, 11-2, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7 in the final.

Results (final): Men: A R Navaneeth (BNM) bt Arpith Bhopalkar (ASGORC) 6-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9. Semifinals: Navaneeth A R bt Shreyal K Telang (BMN) 8-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4; Arpith bt Jaidip Das (SWR) 13-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 13-11.  Youth boys: A R Navaneeth (BNM) bt Charan V P (SAI) 11-8, 11-2, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7. Semifinals: Navaneeth bt Sunand Vasan (Hor) 11-8, 11-9, 11-5, 11-8.

Women: Sahana Kulkarni (MM) bt Madhurya M (HTTA) 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4, 13-15, 6-11, 11-7. Semifinals: Sahana Kulkarni bt Raksha R 10-12, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 13-11; Madhurya M w/o Haripriya K S (SAI). Youth girls: Madhurya M (HTTA) bt Raksha R(JTTA) 11-7, 11-5, 11-6, 11-5. Semifinals: Madhurya M bt Ridhi Rohit (HTTA) 10-12, 11-1, 11-9, 12-10, 7-11, 11-5; Raksha R bt Arpitha B S (OMTTI) 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 11-9. Team championships: BNM ‘A’ bt South Western Railway 3-0.

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