Top players bow out in girls’ U-17 Table Tennis meet

Top players bow out in girls’ U-17 Table Tennis meet

A player in action during the UTT National Ranking North Zone Table Tennis Championships at the Multipurpose Sports Complex, Sector 78, Mohali, on Monday. Tribune photo

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Mohali, October 25

Fourth seed Sayali Wani of Maharashtra, fifth seed Pranati P Nair of Kerala, sixth seed Karuna Gajendra of Karnataka and seventh seed M Hansini of Tamil Nadu fell by the wayside in the girls’ youth U-17 event on the second day of the UTT National Ranking North Zone Table Tennis Championships at the Sector 78 Sports Complex here today.

Unseeded Nandini Sahab of West Bengal began on the wrong foot in the round of 32, but managed to pull it through in the last three games to upstage Maharashtra’s Sayali 8-11, 9-11, 11-5 ,11-8, 11-6.

However, Pranati lost her first game to take the next to come to some terms with the pace of the match. But Avani Tripathi turned the tables on her by winning third and fourth games to move into the pre-quarterfinals. Avani recorded 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9 win.

Delhi’s Riddhima Kapoor, without wasting time, simply put it across an off-colour Karuna in straight games 11-5, 11-6, 13-11. Srijita Shaw outplayed M Hansini 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 5-11, 12-10 to move ahead in the championship.

Among the boys’ youth U-17, eighth seed Sarth Mishra from Uttar Pradesh failed to enter the pre-quarterfinals, while other seeds made it without hiccups. Earlier in the day, all the eight seeds in the youth under-17 boys sailed into the second round.

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