Pune: Pune girls defeated Nashik to advance further in the 48th Inter-districts and 79th State Table Tennis Championships, 2017 which commenced at the Balewadi Sports Complex here on Wednesday.
The doubles contest witnessed Aneeha D’Souza and Pritha Vartikar from Pune beat Sayali Wani and Taneesha Kotecha from Nashik with the score of 11-9,10-12,11-7,7-11,11-6. In a singles match, Pritha defeated Taneesha Kotecha 11-7,11-9,12-10. In another singles match, Pritha got the better of Sayali Wani 11-8,11-7,11-6.
Later Nashik’s, Taneesha Kotecha beat Aneeha 14-12,11-9,9-11,6-11,11-1 as Pune walked away with the win.
In other action of the day, Pune beat Parbhani 3-0. In the first match, Eesha Joshi of Pune got past Sakshi Devkatte of Parbhani 13-11,11-4,11-8 while Ankita Patwardhan gave Pune a second win when she beat Sakshi Shimple 11-4,11-8,11-3. The third win for Pune came when Saloni Shah beat Bhakti Muktawar 11-3,11-6,11-4.
In the boys fixture, Pune defeated Amravati 3-0. Sanat Bokil got past Anirudha Thakur 11-6,11-8,11-6 while Karan Kukreja beat Prathmesh Keole with the score reading 11-1,11-4,11-6. In the third encounter, Rohan Khivansara got the better of Indranil Raut 11-4,11-4,11-5 to advance further.
Girls: Pune bt Nashik 3-1: Taneesha Kotecha bt Aneeha Dsouza 14-12,11-9,9-11,6-11,11-1, Pritha Vartikar bt Sayali Wani 11-8,11-7,11-6; Aneeha D’Souza and Pritha Vartikar bt Sayali Wani and Taneesha Kotecha 11-9,10-12,11-7,7-11,11-6; Pritha Vartikar bt Taneesha Kotecha 11-7,11-9,12-10.
Pune bt Parbhani 3-0: Eesha Joshi bt Sakshi Devkatte 13-11,11-4,11-8; Ankita Patwardhan bt Sakshi Shimple 11-4,11-8,11-3; Saloni Shah bt Bhakti Muktawar 11-3,11-6,11-4.
Boys: Pune bt Amravati 3-0: Sanat Bokil bt Anirudha Thakur 11-6,11-8,11-6; Karan Kukreja bt Prathmesh Keole 11-1,11-4,11-6; Rohan K bt Indranil Raut 11-4,11-4,11-5.