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Both PSPB teams in Mixed-doubles final in National TT meet
Sportslogon Team January 7th 2019


Bhubaneswar : The Petroleum Sports Pramotion Board (PSPB) players are in the top of the mixed doubles events as both of their teams are in the final. Asian games bronze medalist pair A Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra dou of PSPB will face their team-mates Manav Thakkar and Archana Kamath in the mixed-doubles final of the 11Sports 80th Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.

Second seeded Sharath and Monika edged out Haryana dou Sourav Saha and Sutirtha Mukharjee 11-9,11-7,9-11,11-9, while top seeded Manav partnering Archana Kamath win over Railway Sports Pramotion Board paddlers Ravindra Kotiyan and Sagarika Mukharjee 11-3,11-5,11-7 and both PSPB teams will face each other in the title summit. The champion in the event will receive a cash award of Re 25,000 and the runner up team will get Rs 12,500.

World no 30 Sharath is on the way to bag second title in the championship, earlier he grabbed gold medal in the men team event on Sunday.

Mixed doubles: Quarter-finals: Manav & Archana bt Abhishek Yadav & Suhana Narjinary (UP) 11-7, 11-7, 11-6; Ravindra & Sagarika bt Ronit Bhanja & Ayhika Mukherjee (WB) 8-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-8, 11-7; Sourav & Sutirtha (Har) bt S.F.R. Snehit & Sreeja Akula (Tel) 11-5, 3-11, 11-6, 11-7; Sharath & Manika bt Asif Khan & Priyanka Pareek (Raj) 13-11, 11-7, 14-12. .
This news was added and updated on : January 7th 2019
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