Gurukul boys storm into semis

CHANDIGARH:Gurukul Global Club defeated Starkids (A-team) 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the boys’ junior category on the opening day of the 31st Chandigarh State U-18 Table Tennis Championship for Sardar Gurmeet Singh Grewal Memorial Trophy at the Sector 23 TT Hall on Thursday.

Gurukul boys storm into semis

Arnav in action on the opening day of the State Table Tennis Championship at the Sector 23 hall on Thursday. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 8 

Gurukul Global Club defeated Starkids (A-team) 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the boys’ junior category on the opening day of the 31st Chandigarh State U-18 Table Tennis Championship for Sardar Gurmeet Singh Grewal Memorial Trophy at the Sector 23 TT Hall on Thursday.

Arnav outplayed Rakesh 11-4 11-6 11-2, while Jashan overpowered Karan 11-6 11-9 11-1. In the final match, the pair of Arnav and Vaibhav defeated Rakesh and Karan 11-5 11-6 11-4.

In another match, Starway (A-team) also registered a 3-0 victory against KVS-59. Rahul started with an 11-7 11-4 12-10 win against Akhil Khan, while Aariv defeated Rohit 11-3 11-5 14-12. In the doubles category, Rahul and Aariv overpowered Rohit and Amaan 11-6 11-4 11-6.

Starway (B-team) defeated Starkids (B-team) 3-0. Kamaldeep beat Nirbhay 11-6 11-7 11-6, while Guneet beat Rajvir 6-11 11-6 7-11 11-9 11-5. In the doubles category, Kamal and Piyush defeated Nirbhay and Armaan 11-7 11-6 11-13 11-2.

Carmel girls in semis

Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, reached the semifinals of the U-18 girls’ category by registering a 3-0 win against Champions Club, Sector 56. Vibhuti won the first match for the Sector 9 team by defeating Sanjana 11-2 11-5 11-5. Himanshi defeated Alfara 11-7 14-12 11-5. In the doubles category, the duo of Himani and Himanshi beat Sanjana and Alfara 14-12 10-12 11-7 11-9 to pull off a comfortable win. In the second match, Starway (A-team) defeated Starkids 3-0. Khushi registered an easy 11-7 11-5 11-4 victory over Manika, while Aparna defeated Paridhi 11-3 11-5 11-5 to make it 2-0 in favour of Starway. Deevanshi and Mansi defeated Manika and Devanshi 11-3 11-3 11-1. In the last match, DAV Club beat Tender Heart Academy 3-0. Vasundhara defeated Teetiksha 11-2 11-2 11-5, while Pelf overpowered Manal 11-6 11-6 11-9. Pelf and Vasundhara combined to beat Teetiksha and Manal 11-8 7-11 11-8 11-8.

Results (quarterfinal)  

Girls' U-18: 

Carmel Convent School bt Champions Club Sector 56 (Vibhuti bt Sanjana 11-2 11-5 11-5, Himanshi bt Alfara 11-7 14-12 11-5, Himani and Himanshi bt Sanjana and Alfara 14-12 10-12 11-7 11-9), Starway (A) bt Star Kids (Khushi bt Manika 11-7 11-5 11-4, Aparna bt Paridhi 11-3 11-5 11-5, Deevanshi and Mansi bt Manika and Devanshi 11-3 11-3 11-1), DAV Club bt Tender Heart Academy (Vasundhara bt Teetiksha 11-2 11-2 11-5, Pelf bt Manal 11-6 11-6 11-9, Pelf and Vasundhara bt Teetiksha and Manal 11-8 7-11 11-8-11 11-8)

Boys' U-18

Gurukul Global Club bt Starkids A (Arnav bt Rakesh 11-4 11-6 11-2, Jashan bt Karan 11-6 11-9 11-1, Arnav and Vaibhav bt Rakesh and Karan 11-5 11-6 11-4), Starway A bt KVS -59 (Rahul bt Akhil Khan 11-7 11-4 12-10, Aariv bt Rohit 11-3 11-5 14-12, Rahul and Aariv bt Rohit and Amaan 11-6 11-4 11-6), Starway B bt Star Kids (Kamaldeep bt Nirbhay 11-6 11-7 11-6, Guneet bt Rajvir 6-11 11-6 7-11 11-9 11-5, Kamal and Piyush bt Nirbhay and Armaan (11-7 11-6 11-13 11-2).

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