Diya shocks Shruti, clinches a double

Diya shocks Shruti, clinches a double

Diya Chitale of Mumbai Suburban District overcame the fancied Shruti Amrute of Thane in a nail-biting junior girls’ final to clinch a double in the season-opening Maharashtra State-ranking table tennis tournament which concluded at the Symbiosis Sports Centre on Wednesday.

Diya, who had earlier been crowned champion in the sub-junior girls’ event, defeated top seed Amrute to emerge as the only player to win two titles in the tournament. Diya, a ward of coach Sachin Shetty, won 11-13, 11-7, 14-16, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6.

Meanwhile, top seed Sanil Shetty ended Siddhesh Pande’s spirited bid for a double crown in the men’s final. The India No. 7, however, lost a game against the emerging talent from Thane.

Siddhesh had earlier halted Shubhankar Renavikar’s run in the youth boys’ final.

The results: Junior (under-18): Girls’ final: Diya Chitale (MSD) bt Shruti Amrute (Thane) 11-13, 11-7, 14-16, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6; Semifinals: Shruti bt Dyuti Patki (MSD) 11-7, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9; Diya bt Srushti Haleangadi (MSD) 12-10, 7-11, 11-8, 19-21, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8.

Boys’ final: Shubham Ambre (MCD) bt Jash Dalvi (Thane) 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4; Semifinals: Shubham bt Hrishikesh Malhotra (MSD) 11-5, 11-2, 11-6, 11-4; Jash bt Anniruddha Marathe (Thane) 5-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-13, 12-10, 14-12, 11-9.

Youth (under-21) girls’ final: Ashlesha Trehan (MSD) bt Rutuja Khopkar (Thane) 11-4, 11-4, 20-18, 13-11; Semifinals: Ashlesha bt Mansi Deshpande (Thane) 11-9, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7; Rutuja bt Shruti Amrute (Thane) 11-2, 8-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9.

Youth boys’ final: Siddhesh Pande (Thane) bt Shubhankar Renavikar (Pune) 11-6, 12-10, 11-6, 11-9; Semifinals: Shubhankar bt Mandar Hardikar (MSD) 7-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 19-17, 11-4; Siddhesh bt Sanish Ambekar (Thane) 13-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8.

Women: Final: Senhora D’Souza (MCD) bt Srushti Haleangadi (MSD) 11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9; Semifinals: Senhora bt Divya Mahajan (MSD) 5-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 11-4; Srushti bt Priti Mokashi-Bhosle (MSD) 11-9, 5-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5.

Men: Final: Sanil Shetty (MSD) bt Siddhesh Pande (Thane) 8-11, 13-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-7; Semifinals: Sanil bt Omkar Torgalkar (MSD) 12-14, 12-10, 13-11, 8-11, 15-13, 12-10; Siddhesh bt Chinmay Datar (Pune) 11-2, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9.

Source : The Hindu

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