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Jangras stage incredible comeback

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: In a match that went right down to the wire, the young pair of Vikas Jangra and Sandeep Jangra from Maharashtra made a great escape to get past the experienced Srivatsan Subramaniam and Cyrus Poncha of Tamil Nadu and reach the semifinals of the National doubles championship here on Friday.

Leading by two games to one and having a match point in the fourth game, the Tamil Nadu pair failed to capitalise on its chances and succumbed to the relentless fightback of the Jangras, who stretched the match to a fifth game and eventually prevailed.

In the Southern India championship, the promising talent on the girls' side was on view.

The results (all quarterfinals):

Southern India championship: Boys: Under-11: Shravan Kaul (TN) bt Sibi Shekar (TN) 9-0, 9-0, 9-2; Prateek Sharma (TN) bt George Thomas (TN) 9-3, 9-0, 9-3; Roshan Kanna (TN) bt Rohan Mundra (TN) 9-7, 9-5, 9-6; Varish Sawlani (TN) bt Shravan Prashanth (TN) 9-1, 9-1, 9-2.

Under-15: Sujat Barua (TN) bt Harman Singh (Del) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Ishan Sethi (Del) bt Ashish Gupta (Del) 10-8, 9-6, 9-6; Varun Prakash (Del) bt Suneesh Kaul (TN) 9-0, 9-4, 10-9.

Under-17: Parth Sharma (TN) bt Vipul Mehta (TN) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Ashwin Sridhar (TN) bt Girish Sawlani (TN) 9-3, 9-1, 9-5; Cyril Kuhn (TN) bt Ravi Dixit (Del) 9-1, 9-6, 9-2; Cyrus Vakil (Mah) bt Kalimuthu (TN) 9-1, 9-5, 9-1.

Girls: Under-13: Anaka A (TN) bt Likhitta Dugar (TN) 9-1, 9-1, 9-0; Swarnalatha Sundar (TN) bt Priyal Saraf (TN) 9-2, 9-0, 9-0; Aparajitha B (TN) bt Kruthika Kariappa (TN) 9-6, 9-1, 9-2.

Under-17: Dipika Pallikal (TN) bt Nadia Pereira (TN) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Harita Omprakash (TN) bt Neha Shah (TN) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Jesheila Mani (TN) bt Sruti Ashok (TN) 9-7, 2-9, 10-8, 9-2; Anwesha V (TN) bt Akshara R (TN) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0.

Men: Sourav Ghosal (TN) bt Amjad Khan (Del) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Harinderpal Singh (TN) bt Vikas Jangra (Mah) 9-1, 6-9, 7-9, 9-6, 10-9; Supreet Singh (Mah) bt Parthiban Ayyappan (TN) 9-6, 9-0, 9-4; Gaurav Nandrajog (Del) bt Sandeep Jangra (Mah) 5-9, 9-2, 9-5, 9-2.

Over-35: Maniam S (TN) bt Imtiaz Ahmed (TN) 9-4, 10-8, 9-0; Rajiv Reddy (TN) bt Manan Mashruwala (Mah) 10-9, 9-0, 10-9; Srivatsan Subramaniam (TN) bt Raj B Singh (TN) 9-1, 9-3, 9-1.

Professionals: Balamurugan B (TN) bt Sivakumar (TN) 9-4, 9-7, 9-0; Vijay Kumar Singh (Del) bt Vinodhkumar (TN) 9-5, 6-9, 9-3, 9-2; Desappan R (TN) bt Gautam Sood (ND) 9-2, 9-4, 9-3; Hari Om (TN) bt Kamalakannan (TN) 9-4, 2-9, 10-8, 9-3.

National doubles: Sourav Ghosal-Harinderpal Singh (TN/Del) bt Amjad Khan-Naresh Kumar (Del) 11-6, 11-4, 11-9; Sandeep Jangra-Vikas Jangra (Mah) bt Cyrus Poncha-Srivatsan Subramaniam (TN) 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-6; Gaurav Nandrajog-Niraj Shirgaokar bt Parth Sharma-Supreet Singh 11-7, 11-5, 11-6; Balamurugan-A. Parthiban (TN) bt Prithvi Aditya-Naman Jha (TN) 11-2, 11-1, 11-7.

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