India sweeps South Asian TT
New Delhi (PTI): Indian paddlers expectedly swept all the four team gold medals on offer on the second day of the South Asian Junior Table Tennis...
New Delhi (PTI): Indian paddlers expectedly swept all the four team gold medals on offer on the second day of the South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships at the IG Stadium here on Sunday. India routed Sri Lanka 3-0 in the cadet girls' finals after Aakula Sreeja from Andhra Pradesh gave a 1-0 lead defeating Pavani Sirisena 11-2, 12-10, 11-5. Sagaraik Mukherjee and the duo of R Harshavardini and Sagarika Mukherjee consolidated the lead. Sri Lanka finished behind India by winning the four silver medals, while the bronze were shared by Bangladesh. India's results were a foregone conclusion and the new crop of players lived up to the expectations. Results:Junior Boys (Stage II-Final): India bt Sri Lanka 3-0 (Sudhanshu Grover bt Vimukthi Wijesiri 11-5, 11-6, 11-6, Abhishek Yadav bt Niroshana Kahawathatha 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, Rohit Rajasekhar bt Dilshan Ekanayaka 11-6, 11-4, 11-6 Junior Girls (Round 3): India bt Sri Lanka 3-0 (Suthirtha Mukherjee bt Tharakie De Silver 11-8, 11-7, 11-5, Manika Batra bt Sankalpana Kannangara 11-4, 11-7, 11-5, Reeth Rishya Tennison bt Chamathasara Fernando 11-3, 11-4, 11-8; Nepal bt Bangladesh 3-1. Cadet Boys: (Stage II-Final): Indian bt Sri Lanka 3-0 (Birdie Boro bt Udaya Ranasinghe 11-4, 9-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8, Anirban Ghosh bt Jayasanka De Silva 11-7, 11-6, 11-5; Anirban Ghosh/Lalrin Puia bt Udaya Ranasinghe/Poornima Warusawithana 11-3, 11-7, 11-9). Cadet Girls: Round-3: India bt Sri Lanka 3-0 (Sreeja Akula bt Pavani Sirisena 11-1, 12-10, 11-5, Sagarika Mukherjee bt Ri Karadanaarachchi 11-3, 11-5, 11-4, Sagarika Mukherjee/R. Harshavardini bt Pavani Sirisena 11-2, 11-3, 11-9).