Manush, Prapti wear Sub-Junior crowns to end season on a satisfying note

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Manush, Prapti wear Sub-Junior crowns to end season on a satisfying note

Guwahati, November 20: Manush Shah of Gujarat and Prapti Sen of West Bengal won titles in the Sub-Junior Boys and Sub-Junior Girls sections, respectively, in the National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships which concluded at the Deshbakhta Tarunram Phukan Indoor Stadium here today.

Manush Shah blanked out Alberto Lrruata of PSPBA 4-0 and Prapti Sen defeated Manushree Patil of Maharashtra 4-2 for their second titles this season.

The final between Manush and Alberto was disappointing because one expected the PSPBA boy to put up some resistance. However, Manush did not have to shed a drop of sweat as he wound it up much earlier than one would have anticipated.

In fact, Prapti who began the season with the title at Chennai ended it nicely by adding the second crown here to her resume. Prapti had a healthy 2-0 lead and it helped her in more ways than one as the onus was on
Manushree, who had won back-to-back titles at Jamnagar and Thane. The girl from Maharashtra did well to take the next but once again the West Bengal girl consolidated her lead which put extra pressure on Manushree. It was
very much evident, particularly in the sixth game, which went into deuce twice before Prapti putting it across to seal her opponent’s fate. But Manushree should not feel disheartened because she has really made a mark
with the two titles and arriving on the scene.

Earlier during the morning session, Alberto Lrruata of PSPBA and Manush Shah of Gujarat entered the final beating their rivals Jayabrata Bhattacharjee of West Bengal 4-1 and Shivjit Singh Lamba of Delhi 4-0, respectively without a problem.

In fact the Delhi boy had to play really well in the quarterfinals against a determined PSPBA boy Sameer Pandey which the former won 3-2. That’s were Lamba lost all his energy and could not do justice against a rampaging
Maush Shah, who has a title this year. As for Jayabrata, he was very patchy and it was visible in the semifinals. He, had, however inflicted a similar verdict on Shakreja Gourang of Haryana in the quarters.

Ishita, Tanisi miss chances

Even the girls’ semifinals had turned out to be a one-sided affair with Maharashtra’s Manushree Patil blanking out state mate Aditi Sinha 4-0 and West Bengal’s Prapti Sen accounting for her North Bengal rival Nikita Sarkar 4-1. But Prapti had to play out of her skin to beat Goa’s Tanisi Kirtani 3-2 in the quarterfinals. Tanisi, who managed to level after being 0-2 down, could not cope with the pressure in the decider. Delhi’s Ishita Gupta, who had won the North Zone title at Delhi, could not repeat her form and bowed out 2-3 to Aditi Sinha. Ishita had her chances in the decider but squandered two match-points to lose the game 13-15.

Results:

Sub-Junior Boys:
Final: Manush Shah (Guj) bt Alberto Lrruata (PSPBA) 4-0 (11-2, 11-8, 11-8, 11-7);
Semifinals:
Alberto Lrruata bt Jayabrata Bhattacharjee (WB) 4-1 (9-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9),
Manush Shah bt Shivjit Singh Lamba (Del) 4-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-4, 11-5);
Quarterfinals:
Manush Shah bt Harsh Srivastava (PSPBA) 3-1 (2-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5),
Shivjit Singh Lamba bt Sameer Pandey (PSPBA) 3-2 (6-11, 12-10, 7-11, 12-10, 11-9),
Alberto Lrruata (PSPBA) bt Wesley Do Rosario (Goa) 3-0 (11-6, 11-5,11-3),
Jayabrata Bhattacharjee bt Shakreja Gourang (Har) 3-1 (14-12, 12-14,11-5, 11-9).

Sub-Junior Girls:
Final: Prapti Sen (WB) bt Manushree Patil (Mah) 4-2 (11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 6-11, 13-11);
Semifinals: Manushree Patil bt Aditi Sinha (Mah) 4-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-4, 11-8),
Prapti Sen bt Nikita Sarkar (NB) 4-1 (11-8, 11-6, 11-13, 11-7, 11-8);
Quarterfinals: Manushree Patil bt Diksa Biswas (NB) 3-1 (9-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-9),
Aditi Sinha bt Ishita Gupta (Del) 3-2 (11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 11-7, 15-13),
Nkita Sarkar bt Diya Chitale (Mah) 3-1 (6-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-7),
Prapti Sen bt Tanisi Kirtani (Goa) 3-2 (11-4, 11-8, 9-11, 4-11, 11-6).

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