Gujarat’s teams continued to sparkle in the 11SPORTS 63rd National School Games Table Tennis Championships, winning their second straight league matches in the Under-14 Boys, Under-14 Girls, Under-17 Boys, Under-17 Girls and Under-19 Girls here on Wednesday.
Mili Tanna, Namna Jayswal and Charmi Patel starred once again in the Under-14 Girls’ matches to overcome Punjab 3-0 in the team event. Mili got the better of Simran Rawat 3-1 (11-3, 11-9, 9-11, 11-2) while Namna too had to fight it out against Pelf for her 3-1 (11-7, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5) win. Charmi had a fairly game, beating Kashika Aggarwal 3-0 (11-5, 11-9, 11-2) to put them on course for a table top finish.
The host state’s U-14 Boys cruised through their second round matches too, trouncing International Board Schools Sports Organisation 3-0.
Pratham Madlani thrashed Mihir Shah 3-0 (11-2, 11-1, 11-5) while Shlok Malpani had to get the measure of Aditya Vardhan first before prevailing 3-0 (13-11, 11-5, 11-4).
Vivek Makwana then brushed aside Pratyush Agarwal 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-3) to give Gujarat their second victory in the group.
Gujarat’s Under-17 Boys too picked up three more points after beating Telangana 3-0. Chitrax Bhatt outsmarted Anumakonda Venkata 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-8) while Manush Shah tamed Vishal Anandraman 3-0 (11-4, 11-8, 11-5). Harshil Kothari wrapped up the tie with another fluent win over Anoop Amara 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 11-2).
In the Under-17 Girls, Bihar were totally routed, with Kaisha, Filzahfatema Kadri and Anoushka Chatterjee winning without even breaking into a sweat. Kaisha conceded just three points in the entire match, whipping Navodita Kumari 11-1, 11-1, 11-1.
Fizah Fatema was equally dominant, giving just four points Raj Nandini on her 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-1) win. Anoushka Chatterjee was the only one who struggled a little bit, relatively that is, with Priya taking 10 points from here. Anoushka, however, will be happy with her 11-3, 11-4, 11-3 triumph.
The Under-19 Girls, who downed Uttar Pradesh 3-0 late on Wednesday, beat International Board Schools Sports Organisation 3-0 for their straight win. Fagun Bhatt led the charge, taming Vrisha Premal Patel 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-4). Prarthna Parmar beat Krisha Dharia 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-2) while Dhara Parmar also won 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-3) against Ankita Hanamghar to round up who win.