Petroleum Inter-Unit TT: Sathiyan, Sharath set up title-clash; Yashaswini, Reeth in women’s finalApril 21, 2023
G.Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal set up their much-anticipated title-clash after surviving a day of upsets in the 41st Petroleum inter-unit table tennis tournament at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Thursday.
In the semifinals, Sathiyan ended the winning streak of ONGC-teammate Sourav Saha 4-0 and Indian Oil’s Sharath Kamal halted the unexpected run of Oil India’s Ankur Bhattacharya 4-1.
Sourav had earlier packed off Sanil Shetty and Manav Thakkar. Ankur made it past Priyanuj Bhattacharya and Sarth Mishra, the man who stunned Harmeet Desai 4-3 in the pre-quarterfinals.
The women’s final will be between in-form Yashaswini Ghopade and Reeth Rishya.
Yashaswini, conqueror of Krittwika Sinha Roy in the quarterfinals, got the better of Divya Despande 4-2 in the semifinals. Divya had knocked out Archana Kamath 4-3 in the quarterfinals.
For a place in the final, Reeth ended the dream run of Jennifer Varghese 4-3 after beating K. Shamini. Jennifer had scalped Ankita Das and Mouma Das on her way to the semifinals.
Men singles (semifinals): G. Sathiyan bt Sourav Saha 11-8, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8; Sharath Kamal bt Ankur Bhattacharjee 6-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7.
Women singles (semifinals): Yashaswini Ghorpade bt Divya Deshpande 11-4, 11-8, 3-11, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9; Reeth Rishya bt Jennifer Varghese 5-11, 10-12, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-4.
Men doubles (final): Sourav Saha-A. Amalraj bt Harmeet Desai-Jubin Kumar 3-0.
Women doubles (final): K. Shamini-Krittwika Sinha Roy bt Archana Kamath-Reeth Rishya 3-0.
Veterans men doubles (final): L. V. Thakre-Deepak Dimri bt Soneshwar Deka-Anupam Kanwar 3-2.