Tanmay Rane comes through a thriller against Singh

SPORTS REPORTER
Saturday, 6 October 2018

“We came on board to help the game. We want more and more player to take up this sport,” said Vita Dani Chairperson of 11Sports.

PUNE: Tanmay Rane of Maharastra played a thriller to get past Uttar Pradesh’s Rahul Singh 11-6, 18-16, 7-11, 9-11, 11-6  to move into the next round of the men’s event at the sixth edition of Sudesh Shelar Memorial 11SPORTS National Ranking  Table Tennis Championship which commenced at Balewadi Sports Complex, Weightlifting hall here on Friday.

11Sports and Table Tennis Federation of India are working hand-in-hand. With the emergence of Ultimate Table Tennis many young players are taking interest in the sport and it is helping our players to get better rankings. 

“We came on board to help the game. We want more and more player to take up this sport,” said Vita Dani Chairperson of 11Sports. who was attending a felicitation program of Commonwealth Games medallist. 

“Ultimate Table Tennis is one platform where everybody gets a chance, even we are focused on juniors and if you look at previous season you can see many juniors have stunned seeded players,” added Dani.

RESULTS: (Qualifying Round)
Mens: Anirban Nandi (RSPB) bt Debdut Mukherjee (TRP) 11-1, 11-3, 11-8; Nithin Narayanan  (TN) lost to Raegan Albuquerque (Mah B) 6-11, 7-11, 8-11; Parth Virmani (Del) bt Abhishek Mukherjee   (IA & AD) 11-0, 11-0, 11-0; Rahul Singh (UP) lost to Tanmay Rane (Mah B) 2-3 (6-11, 16-18, 11-7, 11-9, 6-11); Sanish Ambekar (Mah B) bt Somnath Ghosh (Tel) 11-9, 11-9, 11-8; Aadarsh Om Chetri  (Del) bt Wesley Do Rosario (Goa) 11-7, 11-5, 11-7; Kotiyan Ravindra (RSPB)bt Sarth Mishra (UP) 3-14-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-8; Sameer Pandey (PSPB A) lost to Sayantan Dey (CRSB)  2-3 (11-13, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 7-11); Gupta Utkarsh (Del) bt Yogesh Mathuri (Bih) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3; Soumya Paul (OFSCB) bt Koushik Desarkar (DASCB) 11-0, 11-0, 11-0; Subash Mani (IA & AD) bt  Rahul Malik (HRN) 3-2 11-7, 10-12, 7-11, 11-3, 11-7; Dhairya Parmar (Guj) bt Bhavin Desai (ESIC) 10-12, 13-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-3; Suresh Nikhil (TN) bt Aniket Malik (UP) 11-3, 11-2, 11-7; Pankaj Kumar Pankaj (Bih) lost to  Tanumoy Das Chowdhury (Chg) 0-3 6-11, 1-11, 9-11; Vivek Bhargava (Raj) bt Jignesh Rahatwal (Mah B) 11-9, 11-6, 11-5; Imran Qureshi (MP) lost to Jaydip Das (IA & AD) 7-11, 4-11, 11-9, 12-14; Torgalkar Omkar  (Mah A) bt Alberto Lrruata (Miz) 3-0 11-6, 11-8, 11-8; Keval Kumar Makwana  (Guj) bt Mainak Das (NB) 3-0 11-2, 11-7, 11-4; Birdie Boro (Asm) bt Gaurav Lohapatre (Mah B) 3-0 11-4, 11-3, 11-5; Rutuj Sonawane (Goa) lost to Toushif Haque (ESIC) 1-3 7-11, 11-7, 6-11, 6-11; Devarajan Ananth (TN) bt Raja Kundu (NB) (8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-5); Senthil Kumar Rajendran (Ker) lost to Jash Dalvi (Mah B) 0-3 0-11, 0-11, 0-11; Payas Jain (Del) bt Kishore Kumar (CRSB) 19-21, 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9; Adhish Rana (HP) bt Jishan Choudhuri (TRP) 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-4.

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