G. Sathiyan of Tamil Nadu beat holder Soumyajit Ghosh of North Bengal 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 13-11, 11-6 to claim the youth boys' title in the 72nd junior and youth national and inter-State table tennis at Ahmedabad on Thursday. The youth girls' final followed a script similar to the boys' final where North Bengal's Ankita Das took the title beating defending champion Pooja Sahasrabudhe of Maharashtra ‘A'.

The junior section had two new champions with T. Reeth Rishya of Tamil Nadu winning the girls' title and the boys' title was claimed by Abhishek Yadav of PSPB academy.

The results: Youth boys: Final: G. Sathiyan (TN) bt Soumyajit Ghosh (NB) 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 13-11, 11-6.

Semifinals: Sathiyan bt L. Sathishwaran (TN) 11-1, 11-6, 10-12, 15-13, 11-3; Soumyajit bt  Sourav Saha (WB) 11-5, 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-6.

Junior boys: Final: Abhishek Yadav (PSPB ‘A') bt Sudhanshu Grover (PSPB ‘A') 11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 4-11, 6-11, 14-12, 11-4.

Semifinals: Abishek bt Sudharsan Prabhakar (UP) 11-7, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7; Sudhanshu bt Avik Das (NB) 11-6, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9.

Youth girls: Final: Ankita Das (NB) bt Pooja Sahasrabudhe (Mah ‘A') 11-5, 8-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-4.

Semfinals: Pooja bt Tekmi Sarkar (NB) 11-9, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6; Ankita bt Manika Batra (Dli) 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 1-11, 11-5.

Junior girls: Final: T. Reeth Rishya (TN) bt Charvi Kawle (TTFI) 12-10, 11-8, 5-11, 7-11, 14-12, 3-11, 11-6.

Semifinals: Charvi Kawle bt S. Krithicka (TN) 11-8, 10-12, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7; Reeth Rishya bt  Suthirtha Mukherjee (WB) 11-8, 11-1, 11-3, 15-13 .

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