Ahmedabad : Navsari women’s team came up with a stupendous show to claim a hard-fought 3-2 win over Gandhinagar in the women’s team qualifying rounds of 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.
Going into the encounter, Gandhinagar-led by state ranked no.2 Radhapiriya Goel, were firm favorites but Navsari captain Siddhi Bulsara, Jahnavi Patel and Aastha Mistry sprung a huge surprise as they won their matches to go past the higher-ranked side.
Normalcy was restored as Ahmedabad women’s team blanked Vadodara 3-0 in their match-up.
In the men’s team qualifying event, Aravalli team had to dig deep against Rajkot before getting past them 3-2. Rajkot’s Jaynil Mehta was the star as he upset Aravalli captain Arman Shaikh in the opening match and then defeated Janmejay Patel to send shivers down the Aravalli team. However, Arman’s victory over seasoned Chintan Oza in the final match sealed the deal for Aravalli.
Surat men’s team had a smooth sailing against Gandhinagar with a comfortable 3-0 win while Bhavnagar too posted an easy 3-0 win over Vadodara.
Vadodara crushed Jamnagar 3-0 while Anand beat Gandhinagar with similar scores in the junior boys’ team qualifying rounds while in the junior girls’ event, Surat cleaned up Gandhinagar 3-0 and Bhavnagar thrashed Rajkot 3-0.
Some Important Results :
Men’s Team – Qualifying Rounds
Surat bt Gandhinagar 3-0 (Devarsh Vaghela bt Advait Bhatt 11-6,11-5,11-5, Ayaz Murad bt Jigar Sarvaiya 11-10,9-11,11-4,11-7, Burhanuddin Malubhaiwala bt Shivam Wadhwa 11-1,11-2,11-8)
Aravalli bt Rajkot 3-2 (Jaynil Mehta bt Arman Shaikh 6-11,11-6,5-11,11-7,11-5, Janmejay Patel bt Chintan Oza 11-3,11-2,11-8 Harshvardhan Patel bt Jeet Cholera 11-4,6-11,11-4,11-8 Jaynil Mehta bt Janmejay Patel 6-11,11-6,11-7,11-5, Arman Shaikh bt Chintan Oza 11-4,5-11,11-6,6-11,11-3)
Bhavnagar bt Vadodara 3-0 (Karanpal Jadeja bt Pratham Madlani 8-11,11-7,11-9,11-5, Harshil Kothari bt Jalay Mehta 11-9,6-11,11-8,11-7, Jignesh Jayswal bt Keval Makwana8-11,4-11,11-3,11-9,11-
Women’s Team – Qualifying Rounds
Ahmedabad bt Vadodara 3-0 (Kausha Bhairapure bt Sakshi Navani 11-5,11-3,11-7) Nidhi Prajapati bt Sheli Patel 11-2,11-7,11-5, Mahi Patel bt Mishti Chahuhan 11-8,11-6,11-5)
Navsari bt Gandhinagar 3-2 (Siddhi Bulsara bt Divya Pandya 11-4,11-6,11-8, Radhapriya Goel bt Aastha Mistry 11-6,11-2,11-8, Jahnavi Patel bt Avinash Kaur 11-2,11-4,11-5, Radhapriya Goel bt Siddhi Bulsara 11-7,11-13,11-1,9-11,11-9, Aastha Mistry bt Divya Pandya 11-9,11-2,11-5
Junior Boys Team – Qualifying Rounds
Vadodara bt Jamnagar 3-0 (Madhav Trivedi bt Yagnesh Parmar 11-7,11-9,11-6, Ved Panchal bt Mrudul Makhansa 11-6,11-6,11-3, Akshar & Yajat bt Yagnesh & Mrudul 11-5,11-7,11-7)
Anand bt Gandhinagar 3-0 (Vihan Vyas bt Manush Patel 11-2,11-8,11-3, Saiyad Suzaan bt Maulik Jayswal 11-8,12-10,11-4, Vihaan & Suzaan bt Aditya & Divit 11-3,11-3,11-4
Junior Girls Team – Qualifying Rounds
Surat bt Gandhinagar 3-0 (Sanaya Achha bt Suchi Patel 11-7,11-7,11-9, Arnee Parmar bt Suhani Soni 11-1,11-3,11-2, Vishruti & Devanshi bt Nilam &Suchi 11-1,11-2,11-3
Bhavnagar bt Rajkot 3-0 (Khushi Jadav bt Aabha Rawat 11-8,11-8,11-8, Riya Jayswal bt Mahi Ranpara 11-3,11-5,11-4, Khushi & Riya bt Aabha &Richa 11-3,11-6,11-5)
Sub-Junior Boys Team – Qualifying Rounds
Ahmedabad bt Navsari 3-0 (Abhilaksh Patel bt Samart Dhimmar 11-3,11-6,11-7) Malav Panchal bt Preet Patel (11-7,11-2,11-9, Abhilaksh Patel& Jaynil Patel bt Samarth Dhimmar & Darshil Kukana 11-7,11-9,11-5)
Kachchh bt Jamnagar 3-0 (Nairit Vaidya bt Yagnesh Parmar 13-11,11-9,7-11,11-4, Dhruv Bambhani bt Tanmay Purohit 14-12,11-8,12-10, Aarav Singhvi& Yug Pratapsingh bt Yagnesh Parmar& Tanmay Purohit 12-10,11-5,11-6)
Vadodara bt Rajkot 3-0 (Ved Panchal bt Dev Bhatt 11-6,11-7,11-7, Yajat Raval bt Divya Patel 7-11,11-8,11-9,11-6, Ved Panchal & Akshar Jethva bt Dev Bhatt & Divya Patel 11-5,11-4,11-5)
Sub-Junior Girls Team – Qualifying Rounds:
Navsari bt Kachchh 3-0 (Princy Patel bt Anaisha Singhvi 9-11,11-5,11-8,13-11, Manshi Mahajan bt Siddhi Singhvi 11-8,11-9,12-10, Princy Patel & Avani Patel bt Anaisha Singhvi & Siddhi Singhvi 11-9,11-7,11-8)
Bhavnagar bt Rajkot 3-1 (Charmi Trivedi bt Mahi Ranpara -11-3,11-6,11-4, Richa Rawat bt Sachi Doshi 11-5,9-11,8-11,11-9,11-8, Charmi & Shivani bt Mahi & Richa 11-7,11-13,11-9,11-6, Charmi Trivedi bt Richa Rawat 11-8,12-14,11-6,11-8
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