Anirban claims title

Anirban Roy Choudhary of South Western Railway defeated Akshay Mahanta of Canara bank in a closely fought contest to win the men’s singles title in the M S Ramaiah Memorial State-ranking table tennis tournament on Monday.

Anirban posted a 9-11, 11-6, 4-11, 7-11, 16-14, 11-7, 13-11 verdict over a fighting Akshay in the final. Akshay won the Youth boys’ title defeating Sushmith R B 11-9, 11-8, 11-7, 4-11, 9-11, 11-8.

Swetha defeated Gayathri Tankasali 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 14-16, 11-4 to win the women’s title.

Gayathri, who had won two titles earlier, claimed the Youth girls’ title as well to round off a successful tournament. She defeated Samyukta 11-8, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 in the final.
Results: Men: Final: Anirban Roy Choudhary (SWR) bt Akshay Mahanta (Canara Bank) 9-11, 11-6, 4-11, 7-11, 16-14, 11-7, 13-11.

Semifinal: Anirban bt Sagairaj (SWR) 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 13-11, 11-3; Akshay bt Vedanth M Urs 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3, 11-4.

Youth boys: Final: Akshay Mahanta bt Sushmith R B (MSSTTA) 11-9, 11-8, 11-7, 4-11, 9-11, 11-8.

Semifinals: Akshay bt Vedant M Urs 11-5, 5-11, 11-4, 5-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7; Sushmith RB bt Shreyas Kulkarni (MSSTTA) 5-11, 11-8, 11-5, 12-10, 11-7.

Women: Final: Swetha (AG) bt Gayathri Tankasali (MM) 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 14-16, 11-4.

Semifinals: Gayathri bt Samyukta (BNM) 12-10, 14-12, 10-12, 11-7, 11-6; Swetha (AG) bt Aiswarya Bidri (BNM) 11-3, 9-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-4.

Youth girls: Final: Gayathri Tankasali (MM) bt Samyukta (BNM) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5.
Semifinals: Gayathri bt Medini Bhat (BNM) 11-6, 11-3, 11-4, 11-8; Samyukta (BNM) bt Aiswarya Bidri (BNM) 11-8, 11-3, 8-11, 5-11, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6.

Non-medallist singles: Final: Melroy Monteiro (BNM) bt Nitin Tiwari (BNM) 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9.

Semifinal: Melroy bt Kaustav Das 11-8, 13-11, 11-9; Nitin Tiwari (BNM) bt Karthik Surya (MSSTTA) 13-15, 11-4, 11-9, 11-5.

Doubles: Karthik M S/ Sumukha bt Raghuraj/ Melroy 7-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9.

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