Sathiyan leads PSPB players into semis

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board’s (PSPB) G Sathiyan stormed into the men’s singles semifinals of the 44th Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships drubbing his PSPB rival Lalrin Puia 11-9, 11-3, 11-7, 11-3.

Two other PSPB padders joined Sathiyan in the last-four stage. National champion Sanil Shetty accounted for Sourav Saha 4-1 (11-7, 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6) and Soumyajit Ghosh downed teammate Subhajit Saha 4-2 (11-5, 11-5, 5-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6).  FCI’s Sarthak Gandhi stopped LIC’s Sathishwaran 4-1 (11-3, 14-12, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7) to complete the semifinal line-up.

Results: Men singles (quarterfinals): G Sathiyan (PSPB) bt Lalrin Puia (PSPB) 11-9, 11-3, 11-7, 11-3; Sanil Shetty (PSPB) bt Sourav Saha (PSPB) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6; Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt Subhajit Saha (PSPB) 11-5, 11-5, 5-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6; Sarthak Gandhi (FCI) bt L Sathishwaran (LIC) 11-3, 14-12, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7. Women singles (quarterfinals): Mousumi Paul (PSPB) bt Anindita Chakraborti (RSPB) 11-2, 11-5, 11-8, 11-3; Pooja Sahasrabudhe (PSPB) bt Reeth Rishya (PSPB) 7-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-1, 11-8, 11-7; Poulomi Ghatak (PSPB) bt Neha Aggarwal (PSPB) 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6; Madhurika Patkar (PSPB) bt Mouma Das (PSPB) 11-3, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9.

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