Defending champion Diya Chitale retains title at Junior and Youth Nationwide Desk Tennis Championships

Defending champion Diya Chitale retains title at Junior and Youth Nationwide Desk Tennis Championships

Diya’s 4-3 triumph was stuffed with a character-assessment lesson for any teenager watching the match, because the Maharashtra paddler, down 2-3 and 3-5 within the sixth recreation, first constructed up confidence after which the factors to outsmart Karnataka’s Yashaswini Ghorphade.

Defending champion Diya Chitale retains title at Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships

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Indore: Defending champion Diya Chitale retained the youth women title with a hard-fought win whereas Swastika Ghosh came-from behind to assert her maiden junior women crown on the UTT 82nd Junior and Youth Nationwide Desk Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

Diya’s 4-3 triumph was stuffed with a character-assessment lesson for any teenager watching the match, because the Maharashtra paddler, down 2-3 and 3-5 within the sixth recreation, first constructed up confidence after which the factors to outsmart Karnataka’s Yashaswini Ghorphade.

The decider summed up Diya’s character in as many phrases when she mounted an 8-0 result in make the title-triumph a runaway and box-office hit, fetching her Rs 63,000 in prize cash.

In the meantime, Swastika, additionally from Maharashtra, claimed the junior women title with a 4-2 victory over Haryana’s Suhana Saini within the ultimate.

Suhana had every part going for her till the second recreation. She took the important 2-0 lead, successful the second recreation on prolonged factors. Nevertheless, Swastika upped the standard of her recreation and used a mix-matched assault on the flanks.

They fetched her the essential factors and, at occasions, put the Haryana woman right into a push-back mode reasonably than play herself in and assault. All of those went in Swastika’s favour.

Outcomes:

Youth Ladies: Ultimate: Diya Chitale (Mah) bt Yashaswini Ghorpade (Kar) 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 5-11, 11-8, 11-2.

Semi-finals: Diya Chitale bt Radhapriya Goel (UP) 11-8, 11-8, 11-4, 11-9; Yashaswini Ghorpade bt Anannya Basak (Mah) 7-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-8, 11-4.

Junior Ladies: Ultimate: Swastika Ghosh (Mah) bt Suhana Saini (Har) 7-11, 11-13, 11-7, 11-4, 11-6, 11-9.

Semi-finals: Swastika Ghosh bt Lakshita Narang (Del) 13-11, 11-6, Sept. 11, 5-11, 11-3, 11-5; Suhana Saini bt Nithyashree Mani (TTTA) 8-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4.

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