Sunday, January 29, 2012

Amalraj shocks Sharath Kamal to win Nationals, Poulomi Ghatak Women's National Champ

Anthony Amalraj finished the season at a high that he displayed right through the season. He beat Achanta Sharath Kamal 4-2 in the finals. Earlier, Poloumi Ghatak defeated K Shamini 4-0.

Such was his form that Amalraj was leading 3-0 in the finals before the determined Sharath decided to fight back winning the next two. In the sixth game however, Amalraj was determined not to let the match slip into a decider and won the game.

There was some controversy after Amalraj jumped on to the table to celebrate. It is understandable since he broke Sharath's grip on the Indian national title.

Results: 

Men’s singles (final): Amal Raj A  (PSPB) bt Sharath Kamal (PSPB) (4-2) 11-8, 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 7-11, 11-8; Semi-finals: Sharath Kamal (PSPB) bt Soumayajit Ghosh (NB) (4-1) 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6; Amal Raj A (PSPB) bt Subhajit Saha (PSPB) (4-0) 11-7, 11-4, 11-7, 11-8.

Women’s singles (final): Poulami Ghatak (PSPB) bt Shamini K (PSPB) (4-0) 11-9, 11-4, 11-8, 11-7; Semi-finals: Poulami Ghatak (PSPB) bt Ankita Das (NB) (4-3) 11-3, 9-11, 11-9, 4-11, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8; Shamini K (PSPB) bt Mouma Das (PSPB) (4-1) 11-9, 11-4, 12-10, 13-15, 11-6.