: Aditya Mehta of PSPB raced to a 5-1 win over Manish Jain of RSPB to enter the final of the Justice Sivasubramaniam Memorial all-India invitation snooker tournament, at the S.S. Sports Academy, here on Saturday.
Aditya's mood was nothing but positive as he took on Manish, a seasoned professional, in the crucial clash. The latter missed some pots at a critical juncture. And, the former cashed in on the chance to wrap up the match and march into the final.
The PSPB star now has just one hurdle to cross in the form of Brijesh Damani, who struggled a bit against Divya Sharma of Haryana.
Earlier, Aditya dispatched Lucky Vatnani of Andhra Pradesh 4-0.
The results :
Semifinals : Aditya Mehta (PSPB) bt Manish Jain (RPSB) 5-1; Brijesh Damani (PSPB) bt Divya Sharma (Haryana).
Quarterfinals : Aditya Mehta bt Lucky Vatnani (AP) 4-0; Manish Jain (WB) bt J. Varun Kumar (TN) 4-0; Divya Sharma bt Siddharth Parikh (RSPB) 4-2; Brijesh Damani bt Shabaz Adil Khan (PSPB) 4-3.
Double for Shanmathi
R. Shri Shanmathi won the sub-junior and cadet titles in the district-level table tennis tournament for girls, jointly organised by Cauvery MHSS and TDTTA, in Tiruchi on Saturday.
The results (all finals):
Youth: K. Kalaivani (Cauvery MHSS) bt R. Bhargavi (RSK HSS) 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 13-11.
Junior: T. Maragathamani (Cauvery MHSS) bt S. Priyadharshini (Cauvery MHSS) 11-9, 6-11, 11-5, 11-4.
Sub-junior: R. Shri Shanmathi (Sri Sivananda Balalaya) bt R. Bhargavi 11-8, 5-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9.
Cadet: R. Shri Shanmathi bt K. Nikitha (Cauvery MHSS) 7-11, 11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 11-4.