You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Indian junior paddlers advance in Belgium Open

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Indian juniors put up an inspired performance to reach the quarter finals of the Belgium Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis tournament which is a part of the ITTF World Junior Circuit.

In the junior boys' category Manush Shah beat Karlsson Filip of 13-15 11-8 12-10 5-11 12-10 11-7 in a closely contested match, while Manav Thakkar also beat another Swedish player by a 4-2 margin, according to information received here.


Archana Kamath managed to keep her nerves and get the better of her German opponent Fischer Elli 4-3 in the junior girls' category.

Archana bounced back after losing the first game to win the next two games 11-6, 11-6. With her opponent also playing equally well to take the match into the decider, Archana upped her game when it mattered to win 8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8.

Moumita Dutta defeated her French opponent Pauly Prost Amelie by a comfortable 4-2 margin and then went on to win her doubles match partnering Selina Selvakumar.

Results: Junior boys singles (Round of 16): Shah Manush Utpalbhai bt Karlsson Filip SWE 4-2 (13-15, 11-8, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7); Thakkar Manav Vikash bt Nilsson Melker SWE 4-2 (11-7, 7-11, 11-2, 11-2, 6-11, 11-4).

Junior girls (Round of 16): Kamath Archana Girish bt Fischer Elli GRE 4-3 (8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 ); Moumita Dutta bt Pauly Prost Amelie FRA 4-2 (11-4, 12-10, 11-8, 6-11, 7-11, 11-4); Selena Selvakumar lost to Lung Lisa BEL 1-4 (4-11, 11-7, 8-11, 4-11,7-11,).

Junior boys doubles (Round of 16) Chandra Jeet/Virmani Parth bt Comeliau David BEL/Meringdal Fredrik NOR (11-4, 3-11, 11-4, 11-6); Manush Shah Utpalbhai/Thakkar Manav Vikash bt Jacques Quentin BEL/Pieraert Valentin BEL (6-11, 12-10, 11-2, 11-9)

Junior girls doubles (Round of 16): Moumita Dutta/ Selvakumar Selena bt Gasquez Juliette FRA/Pauly Prost Amelie FRA (14-16, 10-12, 10-12); Archana Kamath Girish bt to Pertic Ivona MNE/Terpou Elisavet GRE (13-11,11-5,4-11,11-8).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 18:48 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU