PSPB begin on a winning note
Bangalore, Sep 1 (UNI) Defending Champions Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) Men (Group A) proved their supermacy by winning the first two rounds in the preliminary league without much ado in the 36th All India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championship played at Sri Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here today.
In the Women section also PSPB registered victory in the first two rounds.
National Champion Subhajit Saha trounced N S Rawat 11-4, 11-2, 11-4, while his teammates Shibaji Dutta and O Kashyap also won their respective matches with ease handing Central Civil Services a 3-0 whitewash in the first round. In the second round, with Subhajit rested, Dutta, Kashyap and Sharat Kamal helped another 3-0 win for the champions this time against Coal India.
PSPB Women defeated Department of Post 3-0 with former national Champion Montu Ghosh, R Shamini and T Pradeepa defeating their respective rivals.
Results: Men: (First Round) Group-A: PSPB bt Coal India Limited 3-0; Indian Bank bt Central Civil Services 3-0. Group-B: RSPB bt State Bank of Indore 3-0; BSNL bt Defence Accounts SCB 3-2.
Group-C: Bank's Sports Board bt Oriental Insurance 3-1. Group D: Air India bt Indian Audit&Accounts 3-1. Department of Post bt Reserve Bank of India 3-0.
Second Round: Group-A Indian Bank bt Central Civil Services 3-0; PSPB bt Coal India Limited 3-0. Group-B BSNL bt Ordinance Factory SCB 3-0; RSPB bt State Bank of Indore 3-0. Group-C Bank's Sports Board bt Indian Air Force 3-0; Air India bt Ordinance Factory SCB 3-1. Group-D RBI bt Steel Plant Sports Board 3-1; LIC bt Major Ports SCB 3-2.
Women: Group-A PSPB bt Department of Post 3-0. Group-B Bank's Sports Board bt BSNL 3-1; RSPB bt Indian Audit&Accounts 3-0.
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