Manika, Suthirtha advance in round two at national TT

sports reporter
Monday, 8 October 2018

Top seeded  Suthirtha Mukherjee survived an upset against unseeded  Prabhu Mamta 4-3 (13/11,6/11,11/7,4/11,9/11,12/10,11/8) to move into the second round , second seeded Manika Batra outplayed Vanshika Bhargava 4-0 (11/9,11/6,11/4,12/10) 

PUNE: Top seeded Suthirtha Mukherjee, second seeded Manika Batra and third seeded Pooja Sahasrabudhe registered contrasting  wins to move Into the women’s second round at the 6th ‘Sudesh Shelar Memorial National Ranking Championship here on Sunday.

Top seeded  Suthirtha Mukherjee survived an upset against unseeded  Prabhu Mamta 4-3 (13/11,6/11,11/7,4/11,9/11,12/10,11/8) to move into the second round , second seeded Manika Batra outplayed Vanshika Bhargava 4-0 (11/9,11/6,11/4,12/10) 

Top-seed and winner of South and East Zone titles had to really dig in to make a great escape and move into the second round of the women singles in the 11Sports National Ranking (West Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Mhalunge-Balewadi Sports Complex here today.

In fact, the top-heavy half saw more such matches than the bottom half but all top eight seeds moved up without much hiccups.

IMPORTANT RESULTS:
Men: Round of 64: Jubin Kumar (Har) bt Jignesh Jaiswal (Guj) 7-11, 10-12, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-5; Shreyal Telang (Kar) bt Ananth Devarajan (TN) 14-12, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-6; Arjun Ghosh (AAI) bt Mandar Hardikar (Mah) 11-6, 4-11, 6-11, 12-10, 13-11, 11-6; Parth Virmani (Del) bt Ravindra Kotiyan (RSPB) 8-11, 12-10, 11-8, 7-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-9; Jeet Chandra (Har) bt Kishore Kumar (CRSB) 11-5, 9-11, 5-11, 11-13, 11-8, 11-9, 11-6; Manush Shah (Guj) bt Souvik Banerjee (WB) 10-12, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-9.

Women: Round of 64: Sutirtha Mukherjee (Har) bt Mamata Prabhu (DB) 13-11, 6-11, 11-7, 4-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8; Priyadarsini Das (RBI) bt Maria Rony (CB) 11-5, 7-11, 6-11, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8, 13-11; Divya Deshpande (PSPB) bt Munmun Kundu (AAI) 5-11, 11-6, 4-11, 11-4, 11-3, 11-4; Garima Goyal (Del) bt Deepa Neelakandan (TN) 12-10, 10-12, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 3-11, 11-9; Manika Batra (PSPB) bt Vanshika Bhargava (Del) 11-9, 11-6, 11-4, 12-10.

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