Varun is cadet champ

Varun is cadet champ

Varun is Cadet Champ, State No 3 B Varun Shankar, inter-District and State Table Tennis Championship. Anantapur: State No 3 B Varun Shankar caused two...

State TT Championship

Anantapur: State No 3 B Varun Shankar caused two major upsets to emerge as the boy’s cadet champion in the Father Dr Vincent Ferrer Memorial AP inter-district and State Table Tennis Championships here on Wednesday.

A product of Hyderabad-based Global Table Tennis Academy (GTTA), Varun, making admirable use of his top-spin skills, defeated his practicing partner and State No 1 B Vishnu 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 in the title clash. Earlier, he drubbed AP No 2 A Adwaith of Anandnagar Welfare Academy 3-0 in the semifinals.

Vijayawada girl, R Kajol defeated city-mate S Mahitha Choudhary to emerge as the cadet girl’s champion.

Results-Cadet boys singles finals: B Varun Shanker (GTTA) bt B Vishnu (GTTA) 12-10, 11-7, 11-5; Cadet girls singles finals: R Kajol (VJA) bt S Mahitha Choudhary (VJA) 9-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-6; Team championship-Junior boys finals: Hyderabad bt Ranga Reddy 3-2 (Ali Mohd bt Saroj Siril 6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 17-19, 11-5; Piyush Agarwal lost to Snehit 6-11, 7-11, 3-11; Harsh Lahoti bt Arvind 11-5, 11-9, 11-9; Ali Mohd lost to Snehit 6-11, 6-11, 7-11; Piyush Agarwal bt Saroj Siril 11-4, 11-9, 8-11, 11-3); Men team finals: Ranga Reddy bt Hyderabad 3-0 (Gautham Krishna bt Manohar Kumar 11-9, 5-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7; Vishal bt Zubair Farooqui 12-10, 11-9, 11-7; Harikrishna bt Manas Reddy 11-2, 12-10, 14-12).

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