TT Tourney: Sharath, Soumyajit Ousted In Early Rounds

| Updated: January 27, 2023 8:20 pm

In the men’s second round of the UTT National Ranking Table Tennis Championships 2022, which was played at the Indoor Stadium in Surat on Friday, a rusty-looking Sharath Kamal lost to 22-year-old Aakash Pal of Railways.

Sharath, who had just returned from a trip to Qatar, made numerous unforced errors and appeared uneasy against the West Bengali player early on, losing 1-4. Like World No. 46 Sharath, two-time Olympian Soumyajit Ghosh of Haryana suffered a similar defeat in the men’s first round, losing 4-3 to 21-year-old Vansh Singhal of Telangana.

Krittwika Sinha Roy of Gujarat advanced to the women’s pre-quarterfinals with a 4-1 victory over RBI’s Nikhat Banu.

Harmeet Desai and Manav Thakkar (both from PSPB) from Surat won their Round of 32 matches and advanced to the pre-quarterfinals.   

In the U-19 boys’ qualifiers, Burhanuddin Malubhaiwala will remain the lone challenger. Pratha Pawar and Riya Jayswal are Gujarat’s hopes in the U-19 girls’ category.

Meanwhile, Assam’s Priyanuj Bhattacharya got the better of his teammate Divyaj Roy 4-2 to take home the U-15 boys’ final trophy.In a battle of all-Delhi girls, Avisha Karmakar defeated Sayanika Maji 4-2 in the U-15 final.   

Final results: 

Boys U-15: Priyanuj Bhattacharya (ASM) bt Divyaj Roy (ASM) 4-2 (7-11, 10-12, 11-8, 11-4, 12-10, 11-9); 

Girls U-15: Avisha Karmakar (DEL) bt Sayanika Maji (DEL) 4-2 (11-4, 12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 5-11, 11-6);

Other results: 

Men’s second round: Akash Pal bt Sharat Kamal 4-1 (13-15, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6).

Women’s Round of 32: Krittwika Sinha Roy (GUJ) bt Nikhat Banu (RBI) 4-1 (11-7, 11-5, 13-11, 6-11, 11-8). Sutirtha Mukharjee (RSPB) bt Frenaz Chipia 4-0 (11.5, 11-4, 11-6, 11-1).  

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