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Indian boys and girls Defend South Asian Table Tennis Titles

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New Delhi, May 28: The Under-19 Girls defeated hosts Sri Lanka 3-0 in the final of the South Asian Youth Table Tennis Championships at Kandy to win the team trophy yesterday evening.

In a dominating outing in Sri Lanka, the girls beat Nepal 3-0 in the semifinals before taking on the Sri Lankan girls. Sayali Wani beat Bimandee Bandara 1-6, 12-10, 11-8, Pritha Vartikar downed Tamadi Kavindya 7-11, 11-3, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, and Taneesha Kotecha blanked out Divya Dharani 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 to lift the trophy.

In the Under-15 section final, the results were no different. Divyanshi Bowmick accounted for Yoshini Jayawardena 11-8, 11-7, 11-9, Syndrela Das followed it up with 11-9, 11-9, 11-4 win over Shanya Muthuli before Kavya Bhatt ended the ordeal of Samindi Weerasooriya to win 11-3, 11-8, 11-7.

In the Under-15 Boys final, also against the hosts, Sarthak Arya won both his singles, to be the architect of India’s win. He first defeated Naviru Nethsitha 11-4, 11-5, 11-5, and Soham Mukherjee consolidated when he downed Akian Bojith 11-6, 11-6, 11-5 for a 2-0 lead. However, Sahil Rawat lost to Agasthya Ananditha 7-11, 11-3, 11-6, 9-11, 10-12 as the Lankans pulled one down. But Sarthaka completed the job by winning the fourth rubber when he beat Akian Bojith 11-3, 11-8, 11-8.

–TTFI

 

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