Kushi bags treble; Rakshith shines

Kushi bags treble; Rakshith shines

 Kushi V continued her fine form and completed her engagements at the 49th Canara Union State-ranking table tennis tournament with three titles here on Tuesday.

Kushi, who had won the junior girls’ crown on Monday, emerged champion in the women’s and youth girls’ singles categories. 

In the women’s singles final, Kushi overcame a resilient Spoorthy MV 11-2, 9-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9 while in the youth girls’ singles title round, she thumped Sejal Kaushik 11-5, 11-3, 17-15, 11-8.
Rakshith B too grabbed a double, winning in the men’s and youth singles sections. 

Rakshith defeated Anirban Tarafdar 12-10, 6-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-9 in the men’s hard-fought final.
Results: Men's singles: Final: Rakshith B bt Anirban Tarafdar 12-10, 6-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-9
Youth boys: Final: Rakshith B bt Rohan Jamadagni 11-6, 11-6, 11-7, 13-11.

Semifinals: Rohan Jamadagni bt Shreyas Kulkarni 11-4, 7-11, 8-11, 16-14, 11-8, 12-10; Rakshith Barigidad bt Kaustub Kulkarni 11-1, 11-4, 18-16, 9-11, 6-11, 11-8.

Women's singles: Final: Kushi V bt Sejal Kaushik 11-5, 11-3, 17-15, 11-8.
Youth girls: Final: Kushi V bt Spoorthy MV 11-2, 9-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9.  
Semifinals: Spoorthy MV bt Koumudi Patankar 11-8, 12-10, 7-11, 11-6, 2-11, 9-11, 11-9; Kushi V bt Aditi P Joshi  11-5, 13-11, 11-9, 11-5.
Non-medallist: singles: Final: Marcose Gigu (svps) bt Vamadeva (MatchPoint) 11-4, 11-5, 11-8.

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