Rakshith, Swetha emerge champs

Rakshith RB and Swetha K emerged champions in the men’s and women’s categories respectively in the Bangalore Urban District State-ranking table tennis here on Tuesday.

In the men’s final, Rakshith prevailed over a fighting Akshay Mahanta 11-9, 7-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-13, 11-9. 

Earlier, Rakshith had set aside Anirban Tarafdar 11-6, 11-2, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10 in the semifinal.

In the women’s category, Swetha K scored a facile 11-4, 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 victory against Kushi V to bag the crown.

In the junior boys’ title round, Vedanth M Urs rallied to overcome Rakshith RB 5-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-4.

Results:

Men’s final: Rakshith RB bt Akshay Mahanta 11-9, 7-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-13, 11-9.
Semifinals: Rakshith bt Anirban Tarafdar 11-6, 11-2, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10; Akshay bt Anshuman Roy 16-14, 6-11, 14-12, 11-7, 11-7.

Junior boys’ final: Vedanth M Urs bt Rakshith RB 5-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-4.

Semifinals: Vedanth bt Shreyas Kulkarni 11-8, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8; Rakshith bt Shivashish Bora 11-4, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8.

Women’s final: Swetha K bt Kushi V 11-4, 11-8, 11-6, 11-7.

Semifinals: Kushi bt Sushmitha Bidri 11-5, 11-9, 12-10, 11-3; Swetha bt Samyukta: 11-5, 15-13, 11-6, 11-5.

Non-medallists’ final: Samyukta bt Nitin Tiwari 11- 8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9.
Semifinals: Nitin Tiwari bt Vishnu Pranav 11-6, 11-5, 11-6; Samyukta bt Karthik Surya 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8.

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