PSPB sweep all four singles titles at Junior National TTJanuary 9th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Jan 8 (IANS) Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) won all four singles finals of the Indian Oil Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships at the Municipal Corporation Indoor Stadium here Sunday.The PSPB academy boys and girls swept all titles on the concluding day of the tournament.
The youth boys’ final looked to be a tame affair with Soumyajit Ghosh overhauling his PSPB teammate G. Sathiyan 11-9, 11-5, 11-9, 11-13, 11-9. Sathiyan saved five match points in a row but with Soumyajit’s serve on, Sathiyan returned wide. With the crowd, understandably rooting for Soumyajit, Sathiyan was rendered clueless. His attacking posture also did not pay dividends as Soumyajit returned well.
The youth girls’ final between Ankita Das and Pooja Sahasrabudhe raised a new level with both not willing to yield even an inch. In the end Ankita, after several anxious moments throughout the match, won 5-11, 5-11, 11-3, 13-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8.
In the junior girls category, the match between Reeth Rishya and Karnam Spoorthy had all the thrills of a final which Reeth won 7-11, 11-7, 13-15, 11-4, 11-7, 12-14, 11-4 amidst fluctuating fortunes. In the end, a nervous Spoorthy wilted under pressure after a fine recovery in the sixth game.
Abhishek Yadav defeated Sudanshu Grover 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 4-11, 11-3, 14-12 in the junior boys final.
The Results (all finals):
Junior boys: Abhishek Yadav bt Sudanshu Grover 4-2 (11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 4-11, 11-3, 14-12.
Doubles: Sudanshu Grover/Abhishek Yadav bt Surojit Das/Vivek Bhargava 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-8).
Junior girls: Reeth Rishya bt Karnam Spoorthy 4-3 (7-11, 11-7, 13-15, 11-4, 11-7, 12-14, 11-4.
Doubles: Sutirtha Mukherjee/Avhika Mukherjee bt Sumana Saha/Priyadarshini Das 3-0 (16-14, 11-7, 11-3).
Youth boys: Soumyajit Ghosh bt G. Sathiyan 4-1 (11-9, 11-5, 11-9, 11-13, 11-9).
Doubles: Harmeet Desai/Soumyajit Ghosh bt G Sathiyan/Nitin V 3-0 (11-9, 12-10, 11-6).
Youth girls: Ankita Das bt Pooja Sarasrabudhe 4-3 (5-11, 5-11, 11-3, 13-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8.
Doubles: Ankita Das/Pooja Sahasrabudhie bt Karnam Spoorthy/ Nikhat Bhano 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-7).
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