Pune: Jash Modi toiled hard to score a 13-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-3 victory over Havish Asrani in the Under-15 boys category to enter the third round of the Sudesh Shelar Memorial Trophy State Ranking Table Tennis tournament on Tuesday.
In the all Mumbai Suburban battle at Balewadi Sports Complex, Jash fought hard in the first two games 13-11, 12-10 before losing the third game 4-11. In the fourth game Jas ousted Havish with a 11-3 victory.
Plenty for winners
The finals of the tournament is slated on Wednesday where prizes of Rs 6 lakhs will be distributed among winners. All the winners will also get a one day ride of a chauffeur driven Mercedes-Benz and also a factory visit. 16 deserving players from the tournament will receive scholarships: Rs 30,000 each will be given to 12 players while four players will get Rs 10,000 each.
Midget (Under 10)
Second Round: 1-Hriday Jain (Thane) bt Siddharth Gubbala (Raigad) 11-4, 11-8, 11-8; Pranav Gholkar (Pune) bt Dhruv Shah (Mumbai Surban) 12-10, 11-4, 11-5; 9-Kaustubh Girgaonkar (Nanded) bt Siddharth Bohra (Pune) 13-11, 11-9, 13-11; 8-Swaroop Bhandalkar (Pune) bt Mihirsingh Girase (Dhule) 13-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9; 5-Dhruvil Patil (Dhule) bt Archit Paragaonkar (Pune) 11-8, 11-2, 11-3; Nilabh Jadhav (Parbhani) bt Vedant Patil (Kolhapur) 6-11, 13-15, 11-8, 11-8 11-8; Dev Hingorany (Mumbai Suburban) bt Ryan Dsouza (Pune) 11-7, 11-6, 11-9.
Sub Junior (Under-15)
Second Round: 1-Deepit Patil (Thane) bt Samyak Motling (Pune) 11-3, 11-3, 11-2; Dhruv Das (Mumbai City) bt Neil Mulye (Pune) 11-4, 11-4, 11-8; 5-Karan Kukreja (Pune) bt Raj Kothari (Akola) 11-5, 11-8, 11-7; Jash Modi (Mumbai Suburban) bt Havish Asrani (Mumbai Surban) 13-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-3; Krish Shetty (Mumai Surban) bt 15-Kaushal Deshwandikar (Thane) 11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8.
Midget (Under 10)
Pre-quarterfinal: 1-Devyani Kulkarni (Pune) bt Nidhi Bhandarkar (Pune) 11-6, 11-7, 11-4; 5-Veda Raje (Nanded) bt Anushka Rawat (Solapur) 11-7, 11-2, 11-5.