Daksh, Rutu bag Cadet crowns

BNM’s Daksh Telang and Rutu Rohit of HTTA clinched the Cadet boys’ and girls’ singles titles respectively in the CVL Sastry Memorial State-ranking table tennis championship at the Indian Gymkhana here on Thursday.

Daksh registered a come-from-behind 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 victory over Preetham KN of OMTTI in the boys’ final while Rutu showed tremendous fighting qualities to beat BNM’s Aditi Nandi 4-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8 in the girls’ summit clash.

Earlier, Daksh defeated Krishna Ranganath 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-8 in his semifinal match while Preetham got the better of Samarth Kurdikeri 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-4.

In the girls’ semifinals, Rutu eked out a hard-fought 11-9, 11-5, 6-11, 8-11, 11-9 win over Ayesha Siddequa and Aditi eased to a 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 victory over Kiran Sanjeeva.

Results: Cadet boys: Final: Daksh Telang (BNM) bt Preetham KN (OMTTI) 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7.

Semifinals: Preetham bt Samarth Kurdikeri 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-4; Daksh bt Krishna Ranganath 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-8.

Quarterfinals: Daksh bt Seemanth Acharya 11-7, 11-6, 11-2; Krishna Ranganath bt Sourabh S 11-5, 11-6, 11-5; Samarth Kurdikeri bt Tejas Jewoor 11-8, 11-5, 11-6; Preetham KN bt Pavan Rayabagi 10-12, 14-12, 14-12, 11-0.

Cadet girls: Final: Rutu Rohit (HTTA) bt Aditi Nandi (BNM) 4-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8.
Semifinals: Rutu bt Ayesha Siddequa 11-9, 11-5, 6-11, 8-11, 11-9; Aditi bt Kiran Sanjeeva 11-7, 11-6, 11-8.

Quarterfinals: Ayesha bt Shwetha J 11-3, 11-9, 11-6; Rutu bt Aditi Joshi 11-7, 11-6, 11-5; Kiran bt Anargya 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-8; Aditi bt Naidile K 11-9, 11-3, 11-9.

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