CHANDIGARH, AUG 2 : Petroleum Sports Promotion Board men’s as well as women’s teams qualified for the finals of the 38th All India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships being played at Ambajhari in Nagpur.
After losing the first two singles matches, PSPB women staged a smart rally to derail Railway Sports Promotion Board by 3-2 in the team championship semi-final match.
The PSPB women’s team will now cross swords with Dena Bank in the final. Dena Bank also recorded an identical 3-2 verdict against Air India in the second semi-final.
According to report received here, PSPB will face their arch rivals Railway Sports Promotion Board in the men’s team championship final. The finalists recorded an identical 3-0 victory in their respective semi-finals. PSPB blanked Air India and RSPB proved too good for Food Corporation of India to advance to the title clash.
Men’s Team Championships (quarter-finals): Air India bt Canara Bank 3 – 0 (Sanil Shetty bt Anirban Tarafdar 11-8,11-4,11-4, Aniket Koparkar bt C P Karthik 11-9,11-0,11-2, Pathik Mehta bt D Samson Selvakumar 11-2,11-8,11-7)
PSPB bt Dena Bank 3-0 (A Amalraj bt Shibaji Datta 11-6,2-11,11-2,11-9, Subhajit Saha bt A Rajath Kamal 11-4,11-7,11-5, Zubin Kumar G Jitendra 7-11,11-3,11-8,12-10)
RSPB bt Postal 3-0 (Sourav Chakraborty bt M Krishna Kiriti 11-4,11-5,11-4, Anirban Nandi bt Hardik Bhatt 11-6,11-9,11-9, Sayan Paul Roy bt M Deepesh Singh 7-11,11-7,11-4,9-11,15-13)
Food Corporation of India bt Airport Authority 3-1 (S R Seshadri bt Raj Mondal 11-4,14-12,9-11,13-11, R S Raja bt Harmeet Desai 11-9,11-4,6-11,11-9, Sameer Sahni lost to Navneet 11-6,11-13,11-3,5-11,6-11, R S Raja bt Raj Mondal 11-6,5-11,8-11,11-8,11-5).
Semi-finals: RSPB bt Food Corporation of India 3-0 (Anirban Nandi bt R S Raja 6-11,11-8,11-7,11-7, Sourav Chakraborty bt S R Seshadri 13-11,11-3,11-7, Sayan Paul Roy bt Harsh Chopra 11-6,11-7,11-6).
PSPB bt Air India 3-0 (Subhajit Saha bt Aniket Koparkar 11-6,11-7,11-6, Soumyadeep Roy bt Sanil Shetty 13-11,5-11,11-9,9-11,11-6, A Amalraj bt Pathik Mehta 11-3,11-9,6-11,4-11,11-9)
Women’s Team Championships (semi-finals): Dena Bank bt Air India 3-2 (Mamta Prabhu bt Ashlesha Bodas 16-14,11-6,11-8, U V Agni lost to Divya Deshpande 7-11,16-14,7-11,7-11, N Sathya Bama bt Mallika Bhandarkar 11-7,11-7,8-11,11-6, Mamta Prabhu lost to Divya Deshpande 1-11,7-11,9-11, U V Agni bt Ashlesha Bodas 11-9,8-11,11-8,12-10)
PSPB bt RSPB 3-2 (Neha Agarwal lost to Soumi Mondal 11-8,12-10,4-11,7-11,12-14, Mouma Das lost to Anindita Chakraborty 15-13,11-5,7-11,9-11,9-11, K Shamini bt Runa Roy 11-7,11-2,11-6m Neha Agarwal bt Anindita Chakraborty 11-4,11-9,11-4, Mouma Das bt Soumi Mondal 5-11,7-11,11-9,11-9,11-7).
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