Puddicherry boys and girls retain titles in National Atya Patya

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Chandigarh, June 3 (UNI) Puddicherry boys and girls maintained their supremacy by retaining titles in the 21st Junior National Atya Patya Championships which concluded at St Joseph's School Complex here this evening.

Puddicherry defeated Karnataka by 54-20, 66-10 in the girls final.

Girija, who was adjudged the best girl player of the tournament, gave an outstanding performance.

Maharashtra occupied the third position as they beat Manipur by 17-14, 13-12 in a match to decide third and fourth positions.

Trailing by one set, Puddicherry staged a fine rally to snuff out the challenge of Manipur by 11-17, 18-15, 18-14 in a closely fought boys final. Karnataka recorded two straight sets win 22-18, 24-14 in classification match for third and fourth places.

S Rahothaman of Puddicherry was declared the best boys player of the Nationals. Charanjit Singh Channi, MLA from Chamkor Sahib distributed the prizes.

Results: Girls (final): Puddicherry bt Karnataka 54-20, 66-10.

Third and fourth places: Maharashtra bt Manipur 17-14, 13-12.

Semi-finals: Karnataka bt Maharashtra 22-21, 21-19. Q-finals: Puddicherry bt Tamil Nadu 10-8, 12-10; Maharashtra bt Uttranchal 36-10, 32-10; Manipur bt AP 12-10, 20-18; Karnataka bt Delhi 10-15, 14-10. Best player: Girija (Puddicherry).

Boys (final): Puddicherry bt Manipur 11-17, 18-15, 18-14. Third and fourth places: Karnataka bt Maharashtra 22-19, 24-18.

Semi-finals: Puddicherry bt Maharashtra 15-12, 14-9; Manipur bt Karnataka 18-17, 15-17, 20-16. Q-finals: Puddicherry bt AP 18-10, 18-13; Maharashtra bt Kerala 29-13, 37-16; Manipur bt UP 22-17, 16-13, Karnataka bt Uttrakhand 9-6, 11-9.


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