Budding paddlers of the city Kadambari Bhandarkar and Samruddhi Khamgaonkar hogged the limelight on the first day by recording upset victories over better rated players in Pramod Mahajan Memorial 5th Maharashtra Ranking Table Tennis Tournament organised by Nagpur District Table Tennis Association (NDTTA) at Subhedar Hall, here on Wednesday.
In the second round of sub-junior girls section, unseeded Mallika Bhandarkar upset an applecart of 12th seed Puna girl Aarohi Chajed 11-6, 4-11, 11-8, 11-9.
Similarly another unseeded city player Samruddhi Khamgaonkar surprised Pune’s Eesha Joshi 11/6,11/7,9/11,14/16,12/10 to enter the third round.
In the cadet boys section no city player entered the last four stage. However in the girls section, Kadambari entered the quarters defeating Priyanka Rawat of Solapur 11/4,11/9,11/6.
In the boys section, Vedant Shah (MSD), Aditya Patil, Harsh Mehta(MSD), Yugandh Zende (THN), Advait Brahme (PNA), Shubham Ambre, Jignesh Rahatwal and Siddhesh Pande (THN) entered the quarters.
In the girls section, Manushree Patil (MSD), Aditi Sinha (MSD), Neha Gupta (MSD), Savni Pendse (THN), Kadambari Bhandarkar (NGP), Varuni Mogare (THN), Pranjal Shinde (MSD), Swastika Ghosh (RGD) booked last eight berths. Earlier vice president of All India Yuva Morcha of BJP Poonam Mahajan Rao inaugurated the tournament. MLA Devendra Fadnavis presided over the function. Corporator Sandeep Joshi, senior vice-president of Yes Bank Vaibhav Chinchalkar, NDTTA secretary Ashutosh Potnis president Deepak Dhote and tournament convenet Anup Rajurkar alsos ahred the dias.
Vidya Singh conducted the function while Praful Nandedkar proposed a vote of thanks.
Chief referee Deepak Kanetkar, NDTTA VP Shekahr Tongo and others were also present on the occasion. Results
Cadet boys (pre-QF): Vedant Shah (MSD) Bt Tanmay Rane (MCD) 11/5,11/6,11/8; Aditya Patil (PNA) Bt Tejas Kamble (THN) 9/11,11/5,11/6,11/7; Harsh Mehta(MSD) Bt Atharva Pawanaskar (THN) 11/8,6/11,8/11,11/8,12/10; Yugandh Zende (THN) Bt Amit Toshniwal (SOL) 11/2,11/5,11/6; Advait Brahme (PNA) Bt Ajaysingh Patil( THN) 11/3,11/3,11/9; Shubham Ambre( MCD) Bt Ruthwik Pandirkar (MSD) 11/6,11/7,12/10; Jignesh Rahatwal (MSD) Bt Mandar Hardikar (MSD) 14/12,11/8,11/7; Siddhesh Pande (THN) Bt Manthan Shah (PNA) 6/11,11/2,11/8,15/13.
Cadet girls (Pre-QF): Manushree Patil (MSD) Bt Arpita Sapre (NGP) 11/5,11/4,11/5; Aditi Sinh a(MSD) Bt Neha Mahangade (PNA)
11/8,11/7,12/10; Neha Gupta(MSD) Bt Ankita Patwardhan (PNA) 7/11,3/11,11/5,11/2,11/6; Savni Pendse(THN) Bt Aditi Kulkarni (SOL) 11/3,11/3,11/3; Kadambari Bhandarkar (NGP) Bt Priyanka Rawat (SOL) 11/4,11/9,11/6; Varuni Mogare (THN)Bt Vidhi Shah (MSD) 11/4,11/8,11/7; Pranjal Shinde (MSD) Bt Hariti Chauhan (NGP) 11/7,9/11,11/4,11/1; Swastika Ghosh (RGD) Bt Isha Ambhaikar (NGP) 11/0,11/4,11/1