Anargya, Vishwa claim honours, West Bengal cadets triumph

Saving a match-point in the tense seventh set, second-seeded Karnataka-girl M. Anargya outlasted Tamil Nadu’s B. Kavyasree, seeded fourth, to claim her maiden sub-junior title in the National ranking table tennis championship.

West Bengal’s Emon Adhikary and Sayani Panda claimed the honours in the cadet singles.   -  Akhilesh Kumar

Saving a match-point in the tense seventh set, second-seeded Karnataka-girl M. Anargya outlasted Tamil Nadu’s B. Kavyasree, seeded fourth, to claim her maiden sub-junior title in the National ranking table tennis championship (North Zone), here, on Friday.

At the adjacent table, Tamil Nadu’s D. Vishwa proved a worthy winner in the sub-junior boys section. The fourth seed outwitted Delhi’s Aadarsh Chetri, seeded six, 4-2. Earlier, West Bengal’s Emon Adhikary and Sayani Panda claimed the honours in the cadet singles.

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The results (prefix indicates seeding):

Cadet boys (final): 2-Emon Adhikary (WB) bt 1-Oishik Ghosh (WB) 11-9, 12-10, 11-5, 13-11; (semifinals): Ghosh bt 5-P. B. Abhinandh (TN) 11-4, 10-12, 11-7, 11-7; Adhikary bt 3-M. R. Balamurugan (TN) 11-9, 7-11, 11-7, 11-13, 11-8.

Cadet girls (final): 1-Sayani Panda (WB) bt Nandini Saha (WB) 11-4, 11-9, 11-6, 11-5;  (semifinals): Panda bt 4-Swetapadma Dalai (Odi) 11-6, 11-7, 11-1; Saha bt Sandika Bhattacharjee (WB) 12-10, 11-4, 7-11, 11-8.

Sub-junior boys (final): 4-D. Vishwa (TN) bt 6-Aadarsh Chetri (Del) 11-2, 12-10, 9-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8; (semifinals): Vishwa bt 1-Payas Jain (Del) 11-9, 11-6, 14-12, 7-11, 10-12, 11-6; Chetri bt 2-Preyesh Raj (TN) 5-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7.

Sub-junior girls (final): 2-M. Anargya (Kar) bt 4-B. Kavyasree (TN) 11-8, 8-11, 11-3, 11-13, 2-11, 11-8, 12-10; (semifinals): Kavyasree bt Tamanna Gulshan (Del) 8-11, 11-9, 14-12, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8; Anargya bt 3-Lakshita Narang (Del) 11-2, 9-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-4.