We are glad to announce that the entries are open for the first state ranking tournament hosted by Malleswaram Association.  Please visit karnatakatt.com/ma to confirm your participation.

Tamil Nadu boys, Karnataka girls lift Sub-Junior trophies

WB Cadets sweep titles

Chandigarh, December 20: Kesavan Kannan could not repeat his semifinal performance a second time in the final and Telangana had to settle for the silver medal as Tamil Nadu lifted the Sub-Junior Boys trophy in the 11Sports 80th Cadet and Sub-Junior National Table Tennis Championships at the Basketball Hall of Sector 42 Sports Complex here today.

The 3-0 verdict in favour of Tamil Nadu in the final must have come as a disappointment for the new state, but its boys deserved all the appreciation for knocking the stuffing out of Delhi, the real title contender, 3-2 in the semifinals earlier.

With Preyesh Raj Suresh and Vishwa Deenadayalan in their ranks, Tamil Nadu had the experience and guile. So, it was no surprise that they claimed the tam trophy. However, what endeared Telangana was the way they fought the semifinals, especially the cool Kesavan, who literally carried the team into the final against an experienced line-up of Delhi, comprising Payas Jain and Aadarsh Om Chetri, the top-ranked individuals.

Kesavan played his role to perfection, first levelling the score after Payas had put Delhi ahead. But Delhi went 2-1 up after the doubles win putting Telangana under pressure once again. But Karthik showed no sign of nerves as he beat Aadarsh to give a new lease of life which Kesavan utilized well against Payas. The Telangana boy was 0-1 in the decider but stroked his way to dismantle the Delhi boy to give his team a rare opportunity in the final. But, unfortunately, the Tamil Nadu proved too strong for them in the title-round.

But their Sub-Junior Girls were not as lucky which Karnataka won 3-2 in a thrilling final to claim their title. In the see-saw final, the pendulum of fortune swung from one extreme to another, taking the issue to the fifth rubber after Tamil Nadu’s Kavyashree Baskar had beaten Anargaya Manjunath 3-2 to level the score 2-2.

Yashaswini Ghorpade, who lost their second singles to Kavyashree 2-3, did well to come back against Shreya Shivakumar to win 3-1, giving the crown to Karnataka. The one-dimensional player who hardly played a forehand shot, was lacking both in imagination and strategy, In her first singles she wilted under pressure from Kavyashree, who was very passive in her approach, and failed to seize the initiative. But she came into her own after losing the first game to beat Shreya who could not handle as well as Kavyashree did against Anargaya in the fourth rubber.

West Bengal boys and girls were clear winners in the Cadet section as they beat Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra B by the same margin of 3-0 to claim the team championships.

Results:

Sub-Junior Boys (Final): Tamil Nadu bt Telangana 3-0 (Preyesh Raj Suresh bt Kesavan Kannan 11-6, 7-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-5, Vishwa Deenadayalan bt Karthik Sai Krishna 5-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-9, Preyesh/Vishwa bt Kesavan/Karthik 11-3, 11-8, 14-16, 11-7); Semifinals: Tamil Nadu bt North Bengal 3-0 (Preyesh Raj Suresh bt Soumyadeep Sarkar 9-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, Vishwa Deenadayalan bt Shreyangshu Sen 11-7, 11-6, 11-5, Preyesh/Vishwa bt Soumyadeep/Shreyangshu 11-8, 11-4, 11-5); Telangana bt Delhi 3-2 (Karthik Sai Krishna lost to Payas Jain 3-11, 12-10, 11-13, 8-11, Kesavan Kannan bt Aadarsh Chetri 11-8,11-5, 12-14, 13-11, 12-10, Karthik/Kesawan lost to Payas/Aadarsh 8-11, 5-11, 11-7, 9-11, Karthik Sai Krishna bt Aadarsh Chetri 12-10, 13-11, 13-11, Kesavan Kannan bt Payas Jain 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 13-11).

Sub-Junior Girls (Final): Karnataka bt Tamil Nadu 3-2 (Anargaya Manjunath bt Shreya Shivakumar 16-18, 11-9, 11-2, 11-5, Yashaswini Ghorpade lost to Kavyashree Baskar 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 6-11, 10-12, Anargaya/Yashaswini bt Kavyashree/Shreya 11-3, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, Anargaya Manjunath lost to Kavyashree Baskar 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 10-12, 13-15, Yashaswini Ghorpade bt Shreya Shivakumar 11-13m 11-7, 11-7, 11-8); Semifinals: Tamil Nadu bt West Bengal 3-0 (Kavyashree Baskar bt Prithoki Chakraborti 12-10, 11-7, 19-17, Shreya Shivakumar bt Sneha Bhowmick 11-5, 5-11, 8-11, 11-1, 11-8, Kavyashree/Shreya bt Prithok/Oishiki Joradar 9-11, 1-3, 11-7, 13-11); Karnataka bt Maharashtra A 3-0 (Anargaya Manjunath bt Taneesha Kotecha 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5, Yashaswini Ghorpade bt Pritha Vartikar 15-13, 11-6, 6-11, 10-12, 11-5, Anargaya/Yashaaswini bt Taneesha/Pritha 11-8, 11-4, 11-8).

Cadet Boys (Final): West Bengal bt Tamil Nadu 3-0 (Oishik Ghosh bt P.B. Abhinandh 11-5, 11-8, 11-7, Emon Adhikary bt Balamurugan Rajasekaran 11-9, 11-6, 11-7, Oishik/Emon bt Balamurugan/Abhinandh 11-4, 11-7, 11-8); Semifinals: Tamil Nadu bt Haryana 3-1 (P.B. Abhinandh bt Arnavv Chhabra 11-9, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9, Balamurugan Rajasekaran bt Divy Nagpal 11-6, 11-4, 11-9, Abhinandh/Balamurugan lost to Arnavv/Sidhanth 11-8, 4-11, 9-11, 9-11, Balamurugan Rajasekaran bt Arnaav Chhabra 11-9, 11-4, 11-6); West Bengal bt Maharashtra A 3-2 (Emon Adhikary bt Akshat Jain 11-9, 11-5, 11-4, Oishik Ghosh lost to Gaurav Panchangam 8-11, 8-11, 7-11, Emon/Oishik bt Gaurav/Kushal Chopda 7-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-4, Emon Adhikary lost to Gaurav Panchangam 11-13, 13-11, 11-6, 8-11, 3-11, Oishik Ghosh bt Akshat Jain 11-6, 11-7, 11-7).  

Cadet Girls (Final): West Bengal bt Maharashtra B 3-0 (Nandini Saha bt Jennifer Varghese 13-11, 11-7, 3-11, 12-10, Sayani Panda bt Sayali Baxi 11-4, 11-1, 12-10, Sayani/Sandika Bhattacharya bt Jennifer/Sayali 9-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7); Semifinals: Maharashtra B bt Maharashtra A 3-0 (Jennifer Varghese bt Radhika Sakpal 6-1, 11-6, 11-8, 12-1, 12-10, Sayali Baxi bt Hardee Patel 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8, Jennifer/Sayali bt Radhika/Hardee 11-4, 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-5); West Bengal bt Karnatka 3-0 (Nandini Saha bt Niharika Ananth Kumar 11-7, 11-6, 11-8, Sayani Panda bt Ssanvi Pandith 11-1, 11-2, 11-4, Sayani/Sandika bt Niharika/Saanvi 11-6, 11-7, 11-1).

 

M.P. Singh

Secretary General

Table Tennis Federation of India

Mob: 989944333/9999995040

 

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Telangana edge out Karnataka; Kerala send UP packing to enter quarterfinals

Chandigarh, December 19: Telangana’s Sub-Junior Boys edged out Karnataka 3-2 in a cliffhanger to enter the quarterfinals of the 11Sports 80th Cadet and Sub-Junior National Table Tennis Championships at the Basketball Hall of Sector 42 Sports Complex here today.

But another team from the south, Kerala equally surprised pre-tournament favourites Uttar Pradesh with a 3-2 verdict to move into the last-eight stages. But for these two upsets, the remaining top teams made it to the quarterfinals without any hiccups.

What hurt Karnataka badly was the doubles loss as their trusted pair of Sujan Bharadwaj and K.J. Akash went down to the Telangana duo of Karthik Sri Krishna and Kesavan Kannan 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 10-12. But even before that the Karnataka boys had a bad start in the opening singles with Sujan losing to Karthik before Aakash coming to the state’s rescue with his win over Kesavan with a 3-1 victory. But in reverse singles, it was the turn of Aakash to lose the decider after Sujan had restored parity. But it was Karthik Sai Krishan who proved to be the trump card for Telangana as he won both his singles and had a helping hand in the doubles win as well.

As for Kerala, they were down and out, trailing 1-2 against UP after the doubles victory over Divyansh Srivastava and Sarth Mishra. But Divyansh, who won the opening singles against Aditya Joseph, did well to beat Amir Afthab 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10 in the crucial fourth rubber. But Aditya turned the heat on in the decider, first winning two extended third and fourth games after 0-2 down and then taking the fifth game to seal the tie 5-11, 3-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9 in favour of Kerala.

In Sub-Junior Girls, the results of the knockout stage went along the expected lines with most top teams scoring 3-0 wins over their rivals. In the pre-quarterfinals, only two teams—Haryana and Assam—managed to take a game each of their opponents, Delhi and Maharashtra B, respectively.

Lakshita Narang provided the lead for Delhi when she beat Vidhi Kadian 11-6, 11-4, 11-6. But Haryana’s Suhana Saini tamed Gulshan Tamanna 11-8, 11-7, 11-7, for the only triumph of Haryana, to level the score. However, both Lakshita and Gulshan struck back to take the doubles against Suhana and Preksha Vohra, 11-4, 11-3, 11-6 and seize the initiative. Lakshita, in her reverse singles, sealed the fate beating Suhana 11-2, 11-8, 11-8 to enter the quarters.

Similarly, the Assam girls arrested the march of their rivals momentarily after Shravani Sawant and Mrunmayee Raikhelkar had put Maharashtra B 2-0 up, thanks to Harshita Das and Chayasnigdha Nath, who combined beautifully, to win the doubles 13-11, 11-2, 8-11, 9-11, 11-7 against Shravani and Mrunmayee. The two had earlier beaten Harshita and Chayasnigdha comfortably. Harshita did give a good fight against Mrunmayee in the reverse singles but the Maharashtra girl won 11-13, 12-10, 11-5, 7-11, 11-5.

In Cadet Boys, all fancied teams except Gujarat made it to the quarterfinals with easy wins over their rivals. But it was surprising to see Gujarat going down to Punjab 1-3 and Maharashtra losing their doubles to PSPB Academy boys before regrouping themselves to win.

In the Punjab-Gujarat pre-quarterfinals, Gujarat took the lead when Himansh Dahiya beat Tanish Sharma 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-4 but Suhaan Gulati emerged as the hero for Punjab as he won his singles against Vivek Patel in straight games and then combined with Sahil Rawat to down Dhyey Shah and Bhavya Patel 11-8, 11-9, 11-5. In his reverse singles, Suhaan ensured Punjab’s progress with 11-5, 11-5, 12-10 victory over Himansh.

In Cadet Girls, it was a struggle for Uttar Pradesh as Punja, their pre-quarterfinals opponents, put them in enormous pressure which ended when Suhani Mahajan won the deciding rubber beating Rishita Mahajan 11-6, 11-8, 11-3. Earlier, the start UP player had won the second singles, besides having a hand in UP’s doubles victory in the company of Aadya Tyagi. The UP duo defeated Manya Pandit and Gulsheen Kaur 12-10, 11-1, 12-10. Earlier, Anika Gupta lost both her singles, but managed to stretch Rishita Mahajan in the first.  

Results:

Sub-Junior Boys (PQF): Maharashtra A bt Rajasthan 3-0, Tamil Nadu bt Assam 3-0, Kerala bt Uttar Pradesh 3-2, North Bengal bt Punjab 3-1, Delhi bt Andhra Pradesh 3-0, Gujarat bt West Bengal 3-1, Telangana bt Karnataka 3-2, Maharashtra B bt PSPBA 3-1.

Sub-Junior Girls (PQF): Maharashra A bt Goa 3-0, Gujarat bt North Bengal 3-0, Delhi bt Haryana 3-1, Karnataka bt Uttar Pradesh 3-0, Maharashtra B bt Assam 3-1, Tamil Nadu bt Himachal Pradesh 3-0, Telangana bt Uttarakhand 3-0, West Bengal bt Andhra Pradesh 3-0.

Cadet Boys (PQF):  Tamil Nadu bt Chandigarh 3-0, Delhi bt Telangana 3-0, North Bengal bt Andhra Pradesh 3-0, Haryana bt Rajasthan 3-0, Maharashtra A bt PSPBA 3-1, Punjab bt Gujarat 3-1, Karnataka bt Uttar Pradesh 3-0, West Bengal bt Maharashtra B 3-0.

Cadet Girls (PQF): Maharashtra A bt Andhra Pradesh 3-1, Tamil Nadu bt Gujarat 3-0, Maharashra B bt Goa 3-0, Uttar Pradesh bt Punjab 3-2, Karnataka bt North Bengal 3-1, Delhi bt Rajasthan 3-1, Assam bt Telangana 3-0, West Bengal bt Pondicherry 3-0.

Karnataka has been among the states of India that have been sending their Teams to participate in the National Championships year after year since decades.  With more senior players of the State taking up additional burden of coaching at the beginning and advanced levels, game standards have been rising. In recent years the State teams have been tasting success again in some of the
Zonal Championships and in the Nationals.
Indicating the medal hopefuls of the State in the 80th Cadet & Sub junior National Championships this time is a difficult task as all the players have the potential to be among the medals. However, if the past performances are an indication, Aakash KJ, Srikanth Kashyap, Sujan Bharadwaj, Yashaswini Ghorpade and Anargya Manjunath should make Karnataka proud.
In Chandigarh, the venue of this Championship this time, the cold climate poses a challenge to the Contingent that is used to a more temperate weather. At the same time, our young Boys & Girls are being coached and conditioned by competent and dedicated coaches like Suresh Babu, Anirban Tarafder and Anshuman Roy to adapt to the prevailing conditions.
As these lines are being read, our teams would be among the matches, some going easy and others
challenging. It is up to the boys and Girls to put up their best by application of mind, deploying strategic skills and – not to forget – the best wishes from all TT Lovers from Karnataka is with our wonderful team.  Good luck, Team Karnataka!

TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION OF INDIA

Delhi, Maharashtra register easy first-round wins

Jharkhand takes issue to the decider before going down to Punjab

Chandigarh, December 18: The teams from Delhi and Maharashtra A made a grand opening to their title campaign in the Sub-Junior Boys section as they were merciless against their hapless opponents, Chandigarh and Manipur, winning their first-round group matches 3-0 in the 11Sports 80th Cadet and Sub-Junior National Table Tennis Championships at the Basketball Hall of Sector 42 Sports Complex here today.

Joining the title-contenders, registering first-round triumphs, were Gujarat, PSPB Academy, Punjab, Assam, North Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra B, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.

The Delhi boys made a clam beginning with Aadarsh Chetri beating Chandigarh’s Divyang Sharma 11-1, 11-6, 11-1 as Payas Jain consolidated, after some struggle, when he won over Arnav Aggarwal 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-5. It was surprising to see Payas struggling to find his feet against Arnav who came back strongly after training twice over. But Jain went into attack mode in the decider and won it much to the relief of the Delhi camp.

Then he and Aadarsh joined hands to win their doubles against Arnav and Jashan but the rusty Delhi boys needed to work a little harder as the win did not come any easy. The duo won 11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 11-7.

As for Maharashtra A, Jas Modi gave a flying start to beat his Manipur rival Samsung Meitei Heisnam 11-2, 11-5, 11-6. Soon after Aadil Anand registered 11-6, 11-2, 11-3 win over Rajkumar Singh Narman. Capitalizing on the  2-0 lead, Havish Asrani and S. Kulkarni beat the Manipuri combine of Sidharth and Narman 11-3, 11-7, 11-5.

Punjab fight back

But the match of the day happened to be Punjab winning against Jharkhand 3-2 in the toughest first round which saw as many as 22 out of a possible 25 games. It was Punjab which went into lead when Suhaan Gulati beat Harshul Kweeraa 11-8, 5-11, 11-7, 11-5 but Uttarakhand’s Gautam Bhardwaj restored parity, beating Harmanjeet Singh 12-10, 4-11, 13-11, 11-9.

Then, surprisingly, Jharkhand surged ahead with their doubles pair giving them the 2-1 advantage when Gautam and Harshul defeated Kannan and Jaskirat Singh 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-8 as the tie went down to the wire.

The damage was first repaired by Suhaan when he beat Gautam 14-16, 11-6, 12-10, 11-8 and it was carried forward by Harmanjeet who, after being down two games, made a good recovery to overcome Harshul 9-11, 3-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6.

In Sub-Junior Girls, the top eight teams maintained their position, posting first-round wins over their rivals in group matches. In Cadet Boys and Girls group matches, there were no surprises either with fancied teams going through the motions in the first round.  

All teams are slated to play two group matches on the opening day before their last tie tomorrow morning, with two teams qualifying for the second stage. After the completion of group encounters, there will be an open draw for the top 16 teams before the knockout matches begin in the afternoon.

 M.P. Singh

Secretary General

Table Tennis Federation of India

Mob: 989944333/9999995040


RankCADET GIRLSCLUB
1NIHARIKA AMSSTTA
2FARHA TAHSEENASBTTA
3SAANVI PANDITBNM
4SAANVI MANDEKARBTTA
5NEETI AGARWALMSSTTA
6SUNSKRITA SHIVAPRASADCM
7RUTHU PANDITBNM
8HARINI SJA


RankCADET BOYSCLUB
1VARUN B KASHYAPSBTTA
2ABHINAV K MURTHYSBTTA
3HRISHIKESH SHETLURGEMS
4SIDDHANT VASANC'mate
5AYUSH KSBTTA
6PRADHAN MPSTTA
7B N SREEJITHSBTTA
8HRISHIK N URSPSTTA


RankSub-JUNIOR GIRLSCLUB
1YASHASWINI GHORPADESKIES
2ANARGYA MANJUNATHMSSTTA
3KARRUNA GSBTTA
4TRUPTI PUROHITMSSTTA
5DESHNA M VANSHIKABNM
5RAINA NARAC'mate
7PREKSHA P KMTTA
8NIHARIKA A

MSSTTA


RankSub-JUNIOR BOYSCLUB
1AAKASH K JSKIES
2SUJAN R BHARADWAJMSSTTA
3SHRIKANT KASHYAP P VSKIES
4SAMAYAK KASHYAPBNM
5ROHITH SHANKARMSSTTA
6VARUN B KASHYAPSBTTA
7MARCOSE GIGUSVPS
8VISHNU BHATGMTTA


RankJUNIOR GIRLSCLUB
1ANARGYA MANJUNATHMSSTTA
2YASHASWINI GHORPADESKIES
3ADITI P JOSHIJA
4TRUPTI PUROHITMSSTTA
5DESHNA M VANSHIKABNM
6KAAVYA SMP
7KARRUNA GSBTTA
8KALYANI DSKIES


RankJUNIOR BOYSCLUB
1SAMARTH KURDIKERIBOB
2KRISHNA SBNM
3AAKASH K JSKIES
4SAMAYAK KASHYAPBNM
5RATHIN KALOSEBNM
6SHRIKANT KASHYAP P VSKIES
7VISHNU BHATGMTTA
8SUJAN R BHARADWAJMSSTTA


RankYOUTH GIRLSCLUB
1ANARGHYA MANJUNATHMSSTTA
2KUSHI VBNM
3SAMYUKTA AGMTTA
4YASHASWINI GHORPADESKIES
5SPOORTHI M VPSTTA
6KARRUNA GSBTTA
7KALYANI DSKIES
8KOUMUDI PATANKARMSSTTA


RankYOUTH BOYSCLUB
1RAKSHITH BARIGIDADMSSTTA
2SHREYAS KULKARNIMSSTTA
3SAMARTH KURDIKERIBOB
4KAUSTUBH KULKARNISKIES
5KRISHNA SUNDARBNM
6ROHAN JAMADAGNIGMTTA
7SANKETH G SGMTTA
8NIKHIL NANDAMSSTTA


RankWOMENCLUB
1MARIA RONYCB
2KUSHI VBNM
3SAMYUKTA AGMTTA
4KOUMUDI PATANKARMSSTTA
5SPOORTHI M VPSTTA
6SUSHMITHA BIDRISKIES
7YASHASWINI GHORPADE SKIES
8SEJAL KAUSHIKPSTTA


RankMENCLUB
1RAKSHITH BARIGIDADCB
2ANIRBAN ROY CHOWDHURYCT & BWC
3SHREYAL K TELANGBNM
4CHARAN V PSCATTA
5SHREYAS KULKARNIMSSTTA
6ANIRBAN TARAFDERCB
7SAMARTH KURDIKERI BOB
8NIKHIL NANDA MSSTTA



KTTA is pleased to announce the Karnataka State Table Tennis Championships of 2018 at the picturesque Tungabhadra Dam Multipurpose Sports Complex this year.  The event will be an intense 3 day competition held in the lovely town of Hosapete between 11th and 13th of Nov.  The host and organizing secretary, Sri Gunalan is known for his organizing skills and hospitality promises a great event where some of the best players in Cadets, Sub Juniors, Juniors, Youth and Senior categories fight for the ultimate glory of the year in Karnataka State TT and to get a chance to don the Karnataka State Colours in the upcoming National Level Events.  Mr Gunalan also informed that for the first time ever, the state championship is held in a location outside Bangalore.  Mr TG Upadhya - Hon Secretary of KTTA along with the team of KTTA office bearers welcomes players, parents of playing children, fans and sports enthusiasts to witness this competition at Hosapete.

Bellary District Table Tennis Association is proud to be the first on two counts: 1. For the first time the Karnataka State TT championship is conducted outside Bangalore.
2. The unveiling of the website of KTTA,at TBDam, is a game changer in the history of KTTA.
The TT fraternity of Karnataka have been waiting for too long for streamlining their activities. Now that the whole country is going Digital, KTTA did not want to be left behind, and so this initiative. The players, parents,coaches, officials, and even the organisers, will be the beneficiaries of this venture. Wishing the TT fraternity of a bright future, I sign off this note with pride, that BDTTA, has been given an opportunity to be   a part of history that is being scripted on 11.11.2018. We at, BDTTA heartily thank KTTA for making us feel important in their scheme of things.
Gunalan C
Hon.Secy, BDTTA

KTTA is pleased to announce that the Karnataka Table Tennis State Championship 2018 will have a star attraction in the form of our beloved Sharath Kamal - Olympian, Common Wealth Gold Medalist, Asian Games Medalist and 8 times National Champion.  Sri Sharath Kamal will be present on the 12th and the 13th of Nov to motivate the players and participants.  While players are looking forward to exhibit their talents and skills in front of arguably the India's Greatest Player in TT, they are also eager to receive a tip or two from him

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