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Bengal boys in semi-finals

Chennai: Bengalís boys will meet PSPB Academy while Tamil Nadu will clash with Karnataka in the semi-finals of the 64th junior national and inter-state table tennis championship here on Thursday.

In the boysí quarter finals on Wednesday, Bengal got the better of Uttar Pradesh 3-2. Subhadeep Das put Bengal in the lead winning the first match against Anshul Garg 11-5, 11-3, 11-5. But Snehasish Bhattacharya was beaten by Harshid Chand 9-11, 5-11, 1-11.

Bengalís Niloy Basak then defeated Mandip Singh 11-9, 11-5, 11-8. UP got even again when Das lost to Chand 14-12, 13-11, 16-18, 9-11, 7-11. Bhattacharya then beat Garg 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 to take Bengal to the last four.

In the girlsí section, Bengal will cross swords with Gujarat while Tamil Nadu will meet Maharashtra A in the semi-finals.

Results

Boys: Quarter finals: Tamil Nadu bt Andhra Pradesh 3-2: A. Rajath Kamal lost A. Umesh Kumar 10-12, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6, 5-11; R. Abishek bt A. Manas Reddy 11-9, 11-9, 11-7; M. Subash bt N. Krishna Kireeti 11-6, 11-5, 11-7; A. Rajath Kamal lost to A. Manas Reddy 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 7-11; R. Abishek bt A. Umesh Kumar 11-7, 11-6, 11-6.

Karnataka bt Maharashtra A 3-1: Akhil Rangan C.K. lost to Omkar Tolgalkar 8-11, 3-11, 12-10, 9-11; Uday S. Athreya bt Aniket Koparkar 11-7, 11-8, 11-9; C.P. Karthik bt Sanil Shetty 11-8, 11-8, 11-4; Uday S. Athreya bt Omkar Tolgalkar 13-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-4.

Girls: Quarter finals: Gujarat bt Andhra Pradesh 3-1: Himani bhatt bt Samhitha K. 11-7, 11-6, 11-4; Sapna Sharma bt Bhanusree N. 11-2, 11-5, 11-9; Anchal Malhotara lost to Priyanka K. 9-11, 6-11, 8-11; Himani Bhatt bt Bhanusree N. 11-8, 12-10, 11-9. Tamil Nadu bt Assam 3-0: M. Aparna bt Sanjana Sarma 11-6, 11-9, 11-7; S. Sangeetha bt Namami Goswami 11-7, 11-9, 11-6; J. Swarna bt Pallabi Parasar 11-6, 11-8, 7-11, 11-4.

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