Re­han stuns Mayank, en­ters semi-fi­nals

Times of Oman - - SPORTS -

MUS­CAT: Re­han Ahmed caused the first ma­jor upset at the Open Ta­ble Ten­nis Tour­na­ment or­gan­ised by the In­dian So­cial Club Oman and spon­sored by Al-Tasnim En­ter­prises LLC.

In a thrilling sec­ond round match of the boys un­der-14 sin­gles, Re­han fought back from two games down to stun the top seed, Mayank Me­hta with scores of 7-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9, 111-9 and fol­lowed it up with a con­vinc­ing 11-5, 11-4, 11-7 vic­tory over Anirudh Menon in the quar­ter fi­nals to reach the last four stage. Join­ing Re­han in the last four of the boys un­der-14 are sec­ond seed Ad­hy­atm Sharma who scored in im­pres­sive 11-8, 11-8, 11-7 win over Ka­han Ajay, third seed Viren Kund­nani who de­feated Kailas Su­nil 11-6, 11-3, 11-7 and fourth seed Vedant Bahi­rat who beat Harikr­ishna Biju 11-2, 11-3, 11-5.

The tour­na­ment got un­der­way with a hec­tic first day’s play with matches in the girl’s un­der-14 sin­gles played over a round robin league. Af­ter the com­ple­tion of the round robin phase, Manvi Sar­a­vanan, Dim­ple Malawiya, Aditi Sawant and Sa­hana San­desh qual­i­fied from their re­spec­tive goups and emerged into the semi-fi­nals.

Manvi Sar­a­vanan, Tan­ishqa Mishra, Ak­shara Pa­teriya and Maryam Zo­hair qual­i­fied for the semi-fi­nals of the girls un­der-17 sin­gles af­ter the com­ple­tion of the round robin phase.

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