Sushmith and Reeth emerge as champions

By NT Bureau Published on Jun 11, 2018 04:32 PM IST

Sushmith Sriram of MVM won the men’s title after beating Nithin Thiruvengadam of Jawahar Club 4-1 in the final of the state-ranking table tennis tournament, held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.

T Reeth Rishya of IOC won the women’s crown by routing Seraha Jacob of CTTF 4-0.

The winner received Rs10,000, while runner-up took home Rs 7,500. S Ramakrishnan IRS, Additional Director General, Income Tax,  gave away the prizes. For the first time all the winners’ coaches were awarded Rs 3,000.

Results: (All finals): Men: Singles: Sushmit Sriram (MVM) bt Nithin Thiruvengadam (Jawahar) 11-5, 11-4, 11-7, 4-11, 15-13. Boys: Youth: D Ananth (Ransa) bt Nithin Narayanan (CTTF) 11-4, 13-15, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7.

Junior: S Karthikeyan (RTTA) bt Sriram Kannan (Ch. Achrs) 8-11, 15-13, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4.

Sub-juniors: D Vishwa (KTTC) bt AP Roopan Santhosh (MVM) 7-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7.

Cadet: MR Balamurugan (Vin Win) bt PB Abhinand 11-6, 11-2, 11-2.

Mini-cadet: Siddharath (Vin Win) bt Guru Sanjith (MST) 11-8, 11-6, 11-5.

Women: T Reeth Rishya (IOC) bt Seraha Jacob (CTTF) 11-8, 11-8, 11-4, 11-8.

Girls: Youth: Abhinaya Ramesh (GVG Udumalapet) bt Sharmitha (MVM) 11-9, 11-2, 11-6, 11-4.

Juniors: Sharmitha (MVM) bt M Nithyashree (Ch. Achrs) 11-5, 11-13, 11-9, 11-9, 11-3.

Sub-juniors: Hrithika (LTTA) bt B Kavyashree (ENTTA) 11-3, 11-4, 4-11, 11-2, 15-17, 11-8.

Cadet: Shriya Anand (Jawahar) bt Sharwani (LTTA) 14-12, 13-11, 11-7.

Mini-cadet: Hansini (MST) bt BR Nandhini (Mt VLR) 10-12, 11-5, 11-8, 11-5. Veterans Singles: Srivatsa Chakravarthy bt J Jaikumar 11-8, 11-4, 11-3.