Daksh Telang and Rutu Rohit claimed the cadet boys and girls’ singles titles respectively in the C.V.L. Sastry memorial State-ranking table tennis championship at the Indian Gymkhana Hall here on Thursday. The event is being sponsored by Skytop Builders Pvt. Ltd. and co-sponsored by Indian Gymkhana.

Daksh dropped the first game before pulling it off against K.N. Preetham 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 while Rutu stared at defeat after losing the first two games against Aditi Nandi before pulling off a dramatic victory, winning the last three at 11-7, 11-9, 11-8 after being down 4-11 and 6-11 in the first two.

The results: Cadets: Boys: Final: Daksh Telang bt K.N. Preetham 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7. Semifinals: Preetham bt Samarth Kurdikeri 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-4; Daksh bt Krishna Ranganath 9-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-8. Quarterfinals: Daksh bt Seemanth Acharya 11-7, 11-6, 11-2; Krishna bt S. Sourabh 11-5, 11-6, 11-5; Samarth bt Tejas Jewoor 11-8, 11-5, 11-6; Preetham bt Pavan Rayabagi 10-12, 14-12, 14-12, 11-0.

Girls: Final: Rutu Rohit bt Aditi Nandi 4-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8. Semifinals: Rutu bt S. Ayesha 11-9, 11-5, 6-11, 8-11, 11-9; Aditi bt Kiran Sanjeeva 11-7, 11-6, 11-8. Quarterfinals: Ayesha bt J. Shwetha 11-3, 11-9, 11-6; Rutu bt Aditi Joshi 11-7, 11-6, 11-5; Kiran bt Anargya 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-8; Aditi bt K. Naidile 11-9, 11-3, 11-9.

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