Top players bow out at U-17 women’s table tennis meet: the Tribune India


Tribune press service

Mohali, October 25

Fourth seed Sayali Wani of Maharashtra, fifth seed Pranati P Nair of Kerala, sixth seed Karuna Gajendra of Karnataka and seventh seed M Hansini of Tamil Nadu fell to the sidelines during the The U-17 girls’ event on day two of the UTT National Ranking of the North Zone Table Tennis Championships at the Sector 78 Sports Complex here today.

Nandini Sahab of West Bengal started off on the wrong foot in the round of 16 but managed to pull through in the last three games to beat Sayali of Maharashtra 8-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8 , 11- 6.

However, Pranati lost her first match to take the next one to come to terms with the pace of the match. But Avani Tripathi turned the tide by winning the third and fourth games to advance to the pre-quarterfinals. Avani recorded a victory of 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9.

Delhi’s Riddhima Kapoor, without wasting time, simply put him on an out of color Karuna in back-to-back matches 11-5, 11-6, 13-11. Srijita Shaw dominated M Hansini 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 5-11, 12-10 to advance in the championship.

Among the young U-17 boys, eighth seed Sarth Mishra of Uttar Pradesh failed to advance to the pre-quarterfinals, while other seeds did so without hiccups . Earlier today, the eight seeded young boys under 17 advanced to the second round.

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