Sunday, August 11, 2013

Manika Batra and Soumyajit win U 21 titles at the Brazil Open Table Tennis tournament

Manika Batra and Soumyajit Ghosh won the U 21 Girls and Boys titles at the Brazil open.
While Manika beat the host nation's Caroline Kumahara 11:5, 9:11, 12:10, 11:5 and 11:5, Soumyajit over came Benjamin Brossier of France in seven tough sets 8:11, 6:11, 11;7, 11:6, 9:11, 11:7 and 11:2.
Incidentally, Soumyajit beat G Sathiyan also of India, who won the bronze medal.

All in all, the Indian players ensured a rich medal haul with Ankita Das reaching the finals (to be played today), again beating Caroline Kumahara and Harmeet Desai (semi finals). Ankita Das faces the very strong Elizabeta Samara of Romania, who recently achieved the rare feat of an European reaching a World Cup final.

Photo source: ittf.com