Aarush, Aryan advance
Aarush and Aryan defeat respective opponents to enter the Youth Boys final
Pune: Second seed Aarush Galpalli beat sixth seeded Saai Bagate 12-10, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 in the semifinals of the Youth Boys Singles category of the 1st Sharada District Ranking Table Tennis Tournament in progress at Sharada Sports Centre here on Wednesday.
In another semifinal encounter, fifth seeded Aryan Panse defeated top seeded Shriyash Bhosale 6-11,12-10, 11-5, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6.
In the semifinals of the Youth Girls Singles category, top seeded Eesha Joshi beat fourth seeded Swapnali Narle 11-8, 11-7, 11-6, 11-8 while third seeded Pritha Vartikar toiled hard to beat Isha Swar 6-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4.
In the Sub Junior Girls quarterfinal action, Pritha Vartikar beat 8th seed Prutha Achrekar with the score of 11-1,11-6,11-5 while Sakshi Pawar defeated Anandita Lunawat who is fourth seeded 5-11, 2-11, 11-2, 11-7, 13-11 in a close contest.
Later third seed Mayuri Thombre got the better of Devyani Kulkarni 12-10, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8 while second seed Dhanashree Pawar beat seventh Jhanhavi Phanse 11-9, 11-8, 11-2.
In the Cadet Girls quarterfinals, first seeded Devyani Kulkarni beat ninth seed Reva Chavan 11-5,11-4,11-7 while fourth seed Ruchita Darwatkar beat fifth seed Akanksha Markande 11-8,11-4,11-3.
Youth Boys: Semifinals: 5-Aryan Panse bt 1-Shriyash Bhosale 6-11,12-10,11-5,11-5,8-11,11-6; 2-Aarush Galpalli bt 6-Saai Bagate 12-10,8-11,11-8,11-5,11-6.
Youth Girls: Semifinals: 1-Eesha Joshi bt 4-Swapnali Narle 11-8,11-7,11-6,11-8; 3-Pritha Vartikar bt Isha Swar 6-11,12-10,9-11,11-6,11-7,11-4.
Sub Junior Girls: Quarterfinals: 1-Pritha Vartikar bt 8-Prutha Achrekar 11-1,11-6,11-5; 5-Sakshi Pawar bt 4-Anandita Lunawat 5-11,2-11,11-2,11-7,13-11; 3-Mayuri Thombre bt 6-Devyani Kulkarni 12-10,8-11,11-3,11-8; 2-Dhanashree Pawar bt 7-Jhanhavi Phanse 11-9,11-8,11-2.