Ahmedabad: Fantastic performances by captain Arman Shaikh and Janmejay Patel resulted in the underdogs Aravalli team upsetting Surat men’s team 3-1 to enter their first-ever men’s team final at the Servo Hypersport F5 Gujarat State and Inter-District Table Tennis Championships 2023 which is organized by Gujarat State Table Tennis Association (GSTTA) from September 27 to October 2 at the SAG Sports Complex, Khokara in Ahmedabad.
Indian Oil is the title sponsor while GMDC is the associate sponsor and the tournament is supported by Sports Authority of Gujarat (SAG). Stiga is the equipment partner of the tournament.
In the other semifinal, holders Ahmedabad brushed aside the Bhavnagar team with similar scores to stand a chance to defend their title in the final against Aravalli.
Living up to the billing, Surat women’s team decimated Navsari team 3-0 to book their final berth where they will take on a spirited Ahmedabad team which upset Bhavnagar courtesy some amazing performances by young Mouboni Chatterjee, Nidhi Prajapati and skipper Kausha Bhairapure.
Ahmedabad junior boys’ team managed a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Bhavnagar to book their berth in the final. They will take on high-flying Aravalli boys who thumped Surat once again in the other semifinals.
The junior girls’ team final will be played between Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar. While Ahmedabad took care of Surat 3-0, Bhavnagar defeated Navsari 3-1.
In the sub-junior boys’ final, a dominant Ahmedabad side will take on an equally dangerous Bhavnagar team while in the girls’ event too, it will be Ahmedabad versus Bhavnagar clash for the title.
Men’s Team Semifinal:
Aravalli beat Surat 3-1 (Janmejay Patel bt Ayaz Murad 11-8,11-7,9-11,6-11,12-10, Arman Shaikh bt Burhanuddin Malubhaiwala 11-9,9-11,11-9,7-11,11-8, Devarsh Vaghela bt Harshvardhan Patel 11-9,13-11,11-9, Arman Shaikh bt Ayaz Murad 13-11,11-7,4-11,4-11,11-8)
Ahmedabad bt Bhavnagar 3-1 (Chitrax Bhatt bt Karanpalsinh Jadeja 10-12,11-5,11-7,11-6 Soham Bhattacharya bt Jignesh Jayswal 11-7,11-7,7-11,9-11,11-6 HArshil Kothari bt Akshit Savla 9-11,6-11,11-6,11-2,11-9 Soham Bhattacharya bt Karanpalsinh Jadeja 11-3,9-11,11-8,11-5)
Women’s Team Semifinal:
Surat bt Navsari 3-0 (Filzah Kadri bt Aastha Mistry 11-6,11-8,11-4 Frenaz Chipia bt Siddhi Bulsara 11-3,11-4,11-6 Aafrien Murad bt Jahnavi Patel 9-11.11-2,11-2,7-11,11-3)
Ahmedabad bt Bhavnagar 3-1 (Riya Jayswal bt Kausha Bhairapure 11-8,6-11,11-4,11-9 Mouboni Chatterjee bt Namna Jayswal 11-9,18-16,11-9 Nidhi Prajapati bt Naitri Dave 11-7,11-6,9-11,11-13,11-6 Kausha Bhairapure bt Namna Jayswal 11-7,6-11,11-7,15-13)
Junior Boys Team Semifinal:
Ahmedabad bt Bhavnagar 3-2(Harsh Patel bt Sujal Kukadia 11-8,11-8,11-8 Dhyey Jani bt Himansh Dahiya 11-9,12-10,11-9 Dhyey & Poojan bt Malav & Himansh 11-3,11-6,13-11 Harsh Patel bt Dhyey Jani 11-8,10-12,11-8,11-7 Himansh Dahiya bt Sujal Kukadia 11-7,14-12,11-8)
Aravalli bt Surat 3-1 (Arman Shaikh bt Aayush Tanna 11-6,11-5,11-2 Burhanuddin Malubhaiwala bt Janmejay Patel 11-5,11-8,11-4 Arman & Janmejay bt Aayush & Burhanuddin 11-7,6-11,11-9,7-11,11-8 Arman Shaikh bt Burhanuddin Malubhaiwala 6-11,15-13,5-11,11-9,11-7)
Junior Girls Team Semifinal:
Ahmedabad bt Surat 3-0 (Mouboni Chatterjee bt Arnee Parmar 8-11,11-6,11-7,11-5 Nidhi Prajapati bt Sanaya Achha 13-11,11-8,11-8 Mouboni&Nidhi bt Arnee&Vishruti 11-7,11-1,11-6
Bhavnagar bt Navsari 3-1(Riya Jayswal bt Aastha Mistry 11-5,11-5,11-3 Siddhi Bulsara bt Khushi Jadav 11-5,5-11,11-5,11-7 Riya&Khushi bt Aastha & Siddhi 13-15,11-5,5-11,12-10,11-9 Riya Jayswal bt Siddhi Bulsara 12-10,11-5,11-4)
Sub-Junior Boys Team Semifinal:
Ahmedabad bt Vadodara 3-0 (Abhilaksh Patel bt Ved Panchal 11-9,11-6,10-12,11-8 Malav Panchal bt Yajat Raval 11-13,11-7,11-8,11-5 Abhilaksh & Malav bt Ved & Yajat 11-4,12-10,11-7)
Bhavnagar bt Surat 3-1 (Sujal Kukadia bt Pawan Kumar 11-8,6-11,11-6,6-11,13-11 Samarth Shekhawat bt Vandan Sutaria 6-11,11-3,11-9,11-8 Sujal & Param bt Pawan & Samarth 11-5,8-11,11-7,11-9 Sujal Kukadia bt Samarth Shekhawat 13-11,12-10,11-8)
Sub-Junior Girls Team Semifinal:
Ahmedabad bt Surat 3-1 (Jiya Trivedi bt Vishruti Jadav 11-6,11-8,14-12 Daniya Godil bt Khanak Shah 11-8,11-8,11-3 Khanak & Jiya bt Vishruti & Daniya 11-9,11-9,7-11,11-7 Jiya Trivedi bt Daniya Godil 11-3,11-3,11-7)
Bhavnagar bt Navsari 3-1(Princy Patel bt Sachi Doshi 12-10,8-11,13-11,11-7 Charmi Trivedi bt Mansi Mahajan 12-10,12-10,11-4 Sachi & Charmi bt Princy & Avani 11-13,11-7,11-2,11-3 Charmi Trivedi bt Princy Patel 11-8,11-9,11-9)
Cadet Under-13 Boys Singles Qualifying Rounds:
Tavish Patel (AHD) bt Chaitanya Nathwani (BVN) 11-4,11-7,11-5; Dev Bhatt (RJT) bt Ved Patankar (AHD) 11-7,11-4,11-6; Dhruv Bhambhani (KCH) bt Manit Jain (AHD) 11-1,11-7,11-7; Riaan Shah (SRT) bt Naksh Patel (AHD) 11-7,11-4,8-11,11-3; Aarav Singhvi (KCH) bt Jenil Jani (BVN) 11-6,11-8,11-7.
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