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Defending Champion Raman starts campaign in style

Written by: Staff

Jaipur, Feb 24 (UNI) Defending champion S Raman started his campaign on a sound note defeating Prithviraj Bose of Railways in straight games in a men's singles tie at the 67th Oil India Senior National Table Tennis Championship here today.

Thirty six-year-old Raman routed Bose 11-9, 11-9, 11-4, 13-11 on the opening day of the individual championship.

In an another tie, unseeded Zubin Kumar of Rajasthan came from behind to shock 14th seed Vijay Boiswade (CG) 9-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-5 in a closly contested encounter.

However, it was easy going for 12th seed A Amal Raj of Railways who downed Harish Chopra of FCI 11-6, 11-6, 11-2, 11-3. Arunav Ganguly of West Bengal also whipped Somnath Ghosh of Andra Pradesh 14-12, 11-8, 11-3, 11-6. Ranbir Das of West Bengal also took no time in thrashing Nilesh Vaid of Madhya Pradesh 11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 12-10, 11-5.

In women's singles, Tamil Nadu stalwart M S Mythili outclassed Pooja Shastrauddhe of MHRB 11-6, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 while Mansi Bhagwat of MHRB defeated Tulika Roy of West Bengal 11-8, 11-9,11-6, 10-12, 11-6.

Other Results: Men singles: Somyajit Sarkar (WB) bt K Srivatsa (TN), Sayan Paul Roy (NB) bt Nishant Kulkarni(MHRA), Bhushan Singh Thakur (MHRA) bt Rajat Chopra (DLI), Vaneet Chopra (Punjab) bt Somyojit Ghosh (NB) A Rajath Kamal (TN) bt Kaushik De Sarkar (DASCB), Hinansh Kala (DLI) bt Janak Raj (Pun), R Rajesh (LIC) bt Debashish Ghosh (NB).


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