RSPB eves shatter PSPB's hopes of scoring hat-trick
Bangalore, Sep 3 (UNI) Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) Women shattered the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) paddlers hopes to lift the title for the third time by defeating them 3-1 in the finals of the 36th All India Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championship here today.
In a major upset, Railway paddlers Mamata Prabhu trounced former National Champion poulami Ghatak (4-1), while her team mate Soumita Mondal overcame stiff resistance from National Champion Mouma Das (3-2).
In the third match, SAF gold medallist Mouma again suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Railways paddler Mamata Prabhu 3-0, enabling her team to defeat their arch rivals.
However, in the last match, Anindita Chakraborty lost to K Shamini 2-3.
PSPB, which has been lifting the title for the past two years, had won the title 11 times and RSPB five times.
Results: Women: Finals: RSPB bt PSPB 3-1 (Mamatha Prabhu bt Poulamini Ghatak 13-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-5; Soumi Mondal bt Mouma Das 11-9, 10-12, 11-8, 4-11, 11-9; Anindita Chakraborty lost to K Shamini 11-9, 3-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-13; Mamta Prabha bt Mouma Das 11-8, 11-9, 11-9.
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