Giant-killer Snehit clinches junior title.
He may have lost the senior title clash but he did enough to give indications that he was ready to take on the bigger names in the days ahead.
Hyderabad: He may have lost the senior title clash but he did enough to give indications that he was ready to take on the bigger names in the days ahead.
SFR Snehit from Global Table Tennis Academy (GTTA) created a flutter when he held on to his nerves in a sensational decider to show the doors on top ranked P Vighney Reddy in the men singles semifinals of the 2nd Telangana State ranking table tennis tournament at Mahaveer Institute of Science and Technology in Bandalguda late Friday night.
Snehit, perhaps faltered in Saturday’s title round but what he did was enough to bolster his morale as also the status of GTTA, which had other winners in sub-junior and youth boys outings.
Snehit beat teammate VS Hari Krishna 11-8,13-11,11-9,6-11,9-11,11-7 to annex the boys junior title. GTTA’s B Varun Shanker won the sub-junior title while Hari Krishna took the youth title.
In the women final, Nikhat Banu of IT defeated Monica M of Gujarathi Seva Mandal 11-5, 11-5,11-4,7-11,11-5 to reassert her supremacy.
Results(All finals): Boys: Cadet: Rithwik U (Stag Academy) bt Trishul Mehra (LBS) 12-10,11-5,3-11,11-8; Sub-junior: B Varun Shanker (GTTA) bt SSK Karthik (AWA) 11-3,11-5,11-8,5-11,11-5;
Junior: SFR Snehit (GTTA) bt V S Hari Krishna (GTTA) 11-8,13-11,11-9,6-11,9-11,11-7; Youth: VS Hari Krishna (GTTA) bt Mohd Ali (LBS) 11-9,11-5,11-5,11-4; Men: Aman Balgu (IT) bt SFR Snehit (GTTA) 11-6,11-4,11-6,11-5;
Girls: Cadet: Palak G (GSM) bt Afifa Fatima (Don bosco) 11-7,11-6,11-5; Sub-Junior: Ayushi G (GSM) bt T Srivalli Ramya (Stag Academy) 11-7,12-10,13-11,11-9;
Junior: G Pranitha (HVS) bt Laasya (AWA) 9-11,14-12,9-11,12-10,12-10,6-11,11-3; Youth: Laasya (AWA) bt Sasya (AWA) 11-9,11-7,14-12,7-11,3-11,10-12,11-8;
Women: Nikhat Banu (IT) bt Monica M (GSM) 11-5,11-5,11-4,7-11,11-5; Inter Institutional: SBI bt Postal 3-1(P Nagender Reddy bt K Sridhar 11-9,8-11,11-6,11-13,11-8; D Ajay Kumar bt Deepesh Singh 7-11,11-9,13-11,9-11,11-8;
P Nagender Reddy/D Ajay Kumar lost to Sridhar/Deepesh 6-11,11-9,8-11,9-11; P Nagender Reddy bt Deepesh11-8,11-7,6-11,11-13, 11-5); Inter-College: VNR VJIT bt MIST.