Shreyal, Spoorthi triumph

Shreyal K Telang of BNM and PTTA’s Spoorthi MV claimed the junior boys’ and girls’ titles in the State-ranking table tennis tournament for the Nalanda Gurukula Cup here on Saturday.

Shreyal eked out a hard-fought 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 win over VIDY’s Vedanth M Urs in the boys’ final while Spoorthi registered a 11-7, 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7 victory over Archana Kamath of HTTA in the girls’ summit clash.

In the boys’ semifinals, Shreyal defeated Horizon Club’s Sucheth P Shenoy 11-8, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8 and Vedanth put it past Rakshith RB of MTTA 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9.
Spoorthi carved out a 11-4, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6 win over HTTA’s Ridhi Rohit in the girls’ first semifinal while Archana eased to a 11-2, 11-3, 11-8, 11-9 win against Raksha Ramkumar of JTTA. 

Meanwhile, Nagarjun of MTTA won the Non-Medallist Singles (NMS) crown beating compatriot Dinakar Naidu 11-9, 8-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9.

In the semis, Nagarjun edged past BNMTTA’s Daksh K Telang 11-8, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-5 while Dinakar didn’t break much of a sweat to beat Nitin Tiwari of BNMTTA 11-6, 11-4, 12-10.

Results: Junior boys: Final: Shreyal K Telang (BNM) bt Vedanth M Urs (VIDY's) 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8, 11-7.

Semifinals: Shreyal bt Sucheth P Shenoy (HOR) 11-8, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8; Vedanth bt Rakshith RB (MTTA) 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9.

Junior girls: Final: Spoorthi MV (PTTA) bt Archana Kamath (MTTA) 11-7, 11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7.

Semifinals: Spoorthi bt Ridhi Rohit (HTTA) 11-4, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6; Archana bt Raksha Ramkumar (JTTA) 11-2, 11-3, 11-8, 11-9.

Non-medallist: Final: Nagarjun (MTTA) bt Dinakar Naidu (MTTA) 11-9, 8-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9.

Semifinals: Nagarjun bt Daksh K Telang (BNMTTA) 11-8, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-5; Dinakar bt Nitin Tiwari (BNMTTA) 11-6, 11-4, 12-10.

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