Sagayraj, Archana come up trumps

Sagayraj and Archana Kamath claimed the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the 45th Canara Union State-ranking table tennis tournament on Friday.

Sagayraj battled past Anirban Roy Choudhary 11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9 in the finals to clinch the trophy.

Archana Kamath overcame Raksha R 13-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-2, 11-8 to land the women’s title.

In the veterans’ section, Gopinath D P eased past the challenge of Jagadish C S in straight-sets to take the title while Jaydip Das and Anirban took the men’s doubles title against the pair of Vedanth and Akshay Mahanta 3-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8.

Mens: Final: Sagayraj (SWR) bt Anirban Roy Choudhary (SWR) 11-5, 11-9, 7-11,
11-5, 11-9. (Semifinals): Sagayraj bt Jaydip Das (SWR) 12-10, 9-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-7, 11-1; Anirban bt Shreyal K Telang (BNM) 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8.

(Quarterfinals): Sagayraj bt Vedanth M Urs (VA) 11-8, 12-10, 11-7, 8-11, 5-11, 10-12, 11-7; Jaydip bt Yatheesh CK (AGORC) 11-9, 14-12, 6-11, 8-11, 11-4, 5-11, 11-2; Anirban bt Anirban Tarafdar (CB) 5-11, 11-8, 4-11, 14-12, 11-5, 6-11, 11-6; Shreyal bt Anshuman Roy (AGORC) 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-8.

Doubles: Final: Jaydip Das/ Anirban Roy Choudhary (SWR) bt Vedanth M Urs/ Akshay Mahanta (HTTA): 3-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8.

Veterans: Final: Gopinath D P (MATTA) bt Jagadish C S (BNG): 11-9, 11-4, 11-7.
Women: Final: Archana Kamath (MATTA) bt Raksha R (JTTA): 13-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-2, 11-8. (Semifinals): Archana bt Aishwarya Bidri (BNM): 11-6, 12-10, 12-10, 11-3; Raksha bt Ridhi Rohit (HTTA): 11-5, 5-11, 11-4, 15-13, 11-8. (Quarterfinals): Archana bt Vinitha R (OMTTI) 11-3, 11-4, 11-7, 11-2; Aishwarya bt Koumudi Patankar (UGB) 10-12, 11-0, 11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8; Ridhi bt Sejal Kaushik (MATTA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7; Raksha bt T Kushi V (MATTA) 11-5, 11-3, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7.

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