Friday, September 28, 2012

Soumyajit wins a Table Tennis double at Jodhpur

Soumyajit won a creditable double crown at the Central Zone National Table Tennis Championship at Jodhpur. In the Men's final, he beat Sanil Shetty in a closely fought encounter. In the youth final, it was a smoother ride, where he beat Harmeet Desai. Another London Olympian, Ankita Das won the Youth girls finals. K Shamini bagged the women's singles title beating giant killer Manika Batra.

Men: Final: Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt Sanil Shetty (PSPB) 9-11, 13-11, 8-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6; Semifinals: Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt Harmeet Desai (PSPB) 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 11-7, Sanil Shetty (PSPB) bt Sourav Saha (PSPB) 11-8, 11-7, 14-12, 9-11, 4-11, 11-5.


Women: Final: K. Shamini (PSPB) bt Manika Batra (Del) 6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4; Semifinals: Manika Batra Del) bt Soumi Mandal (PSPB) 10-12, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6; K. Shamini (PSPB) bt Ankita Das (PSPB) 6-11, 11-6, 11-3, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9.

Youth Boys: Final: Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt Harmeet Desai (PSPB) 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6; Semifinals: Harmeet Desai (PSPB) bt G.Sathiyan (PSPB) 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5, 16-14, Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt T. Nitin (AAI) 11-9, 1107, 11-4, 11-9.

Youth Girls: Final: Ankita Das (PSPB) bt Krittiwika Sinha Roy (AAI) 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-2, 11-7; Semifinals: Krittwika Sinha Roy (AAI) Yukti Roshini (TN) 11-9, 80-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-7, Ankita Das (PSPB) bt Ayhika Mukherjee (WB) 11-8, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4.