Sucheth, Archana crowned

Horizon Club’s Sucheth P Shenoy and Archana Kamath of MTTA clinched the Sub-junior boys’ and girls’ titles ín the State-ranking table tennis tournament for the Nalanda Gurukula Cup on Friday.

Sucheth defeated club-mate Sanketh GS 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 11-2 in the boys’ final while Archana registered a come-from-behind 11-13, 10-12, 12-10, 12-10, 16-14 victory over PTTA’s Spoorthi.

In the boys’ semifinals, Sucheth had beaten Sudeep G of Horizon Club 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-3 while Sanketh put it past MTTA’s Neeraj Raj S 11-5, 14-12, 11-6. Archana and Spoorthi had it easy in the girls’ semifinals. Archana got the better of Sejal Koushik of MTTA 11-6, 11-9, 12-10 while Spoorthi beat Gayatri 11-8, 11-4, 11-8.

Results (Sub-junior): Boys, final: Sucheth P Shenoy (HOR) bt Sanketh GS  (HOR) 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 11-2.

Semifinals: Sucheth P Shenoy (HOR) bt Sudeep G (HOR) 11-8, 7-11, 11-5, 11-3; Sanketh GS (HOR) bt Neeraj Raj S (MTTA) 11-5, 14-12, 11-6.

Girls, final: Archana Kamath (MTTA) bt Spoorthi (PTTA) 11-13, 10-12, 12-10, 12-10, 16-14.
Semifinals: Archana bt Sejal Koushik (MTTA) 11-6, 11-9, 12-10; Spoorthi (PTTA) bt Gayatri Tenksali (MM) 11-8, 11-4, 11-8.

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