Raipur, January 12: Soumyajit Ghosh became the newest and youngest men’s champion at 19, denying six-time title holder Achanta Sharath Kamal another shot at the men’s crown and K. Shamini culminated her season on a high note by dethroning Poulami Ghatak from the high pedestal in the women’s event at the National Table Tennis Championships on Saturday.
The top-seed Ghosh beat 30-yearold Sharath 4-2 and took home the Maharaja Pitampura Cup, a bagf
Raipur, January 11: Achanta Sharath Kamal returned to great form as he decimated Aman Balgu 4-0 in the quarterfinals here on Friday to setup his semifinal showdown in the men’s singles against No. 2 Sanil Shetty at the National Table Tennis Championships. The left-handed Shetty overcame Gujarat’s Devesh Karia 4-2.
In the other quarterfinals, reigning champion Anthony Amal Raj defeated Harmeet Desai 4-1 to earn the second semifinal meeting against No.
Raipur, January 11: Petroleum’s Soumyadeep Roy was the lone seed to fall by the wayside in the men’s section and in the women’s category it was Delhi’s Manika Batra and PSPB’s Madhurika Patkar who made their exit. But for the three, all other seeds entered their singles quarterfinals of the 74th National Table Tennis Championships here on Friday.
Soumyadeep Roy, seeded No 3, played an aggressive game but the unseeded Aman Balgu match
Raipur, January 10: Delhi women, riding on a great team spirit, defeated Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) 3-1 to claim their maiden team title at the 74th National Table Tennis Championships here on Thursday. And, expectedly, PSPB men defeated West Bengal 3-0 to extend their reign over the Barna-Bellack Cup for the eleventh consecutive time.
In fact, Delhi had one hand on the Jayalakshmi Cup even before entering the show court after PSPB decided not to pla
Raipur, January 9: Soumyajit Ghosh has been rewarded for his excellent form this season with the top slot in men’s singles event at the ongoing National Table Tennis Championships here today. And, for the first time in many nationals, Achanta Sharath Kamal has been denied the top perch, despite being the only Indian paddler in world’s top-100 list.
Sharath, whose current world ranking is 70, was seeded No. 6 at the Institutional Championships last Aug