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Manav Thakkar Defeats Birdie Boro To Enter Youth Final Of TT Meet

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| November 16 , 2016 , 20:48 IST
[caption id="attachment_235756" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Manav Thakkar Table Tennis Player Manav Thakkar[/caption] Manav Thakkar was on course for the title as he overcame determined Birdie Boro 4-3 to enter the youth boys final in the National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships on Wednesday. Thakkar won (5-11, 10-12, 6-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-4, 11-5) at the R. Dengthuama Multipurpose Indoor Stadium. Manav will take on Arjun Ghosh who blanked out Shubham Ojha 4-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8) in the other semi-final. In youth girls semi-finals, Priyadarshini Das scrapped through to the final when she defeated Amrutha Pushpak 4-3 (14-12, 12-10, 5-11, 12-10, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6). She will clash with Moumita Datta who downed Yashini Sivasankar 4-2 (13-11, 10-12, 11-5, 13-11, 8-11, 11-9). Earlier in the women's section, in a shock pre-quarterfinal exit, top seed Suthirtha Mukherjee went down to Reeth Rishya 1-4 (10-12, 11-5, 8-11, 4-11, 0-11). Fifth seed Ankita Das followed her, bowing out to qualifier Manushree Patil 3-4 (12-10, 9-11, 9-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-5, 8-11). Unseeded former national champion K. Shamini beat sixth seed Pooja Sahasrabuddhe 4-2 (11-4, 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 4-11, 11-8). Ayhika Mukherjee accounted for seventh seed Krittwika Sinha Roy 4-2 (12-10, 11-7, 11-6, 3-11, 10-12, 11-5). Eighth seeded Divya Deshpande survived a scare from Nikhat Banu before winning 4-3 (9-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5). Fith seeded Mouma Das struggled to win against Takeme Sarkar 4-2 (7-11, 6-11, 11-3, 11-3, 11-7, 11-6). In men's singles pre-quarterfinals, third seed Anthony Amalraj struggled to beat Sougata Sarkar 4-3 (6-11, 3-11, 11-3, 11-2, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4) in a gruelling match. Abhishek Yadav got a scare from Delhi's Utkarsh Gutpa before advancing with a 4-3 (11-13, 5-11, 5-11, 12-10, 13-11, 12-10, 11-9) win. Sudanshu Grover managed to win against Siddesh Pande 4-2 (11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-2).

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