Jennifer Varghese and Pritha Vartikar bag gold medal in national table tennis meet

Pritha who won the title in Gujarat last week, was at her imperious best once again as she registered a dominating 4-2 victory over Delhi’s Lakshita Narang to run away with the Sub-Junior Girls title

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Maharashtra paddlers Jennifer Varghese and Pritha Vartikar emerged as the heroes in the UTT Cadet and Sub-Junior National Championship 2019, cornering Gold medal in their respective categories here on Friday.

While Pritha and Jennifer claimed the national title in Sub-Junior Girls and Cadet Girls event respectively, Taneesha Kotecha and Havish Asrani also excelled and managed to clinch a bronze medal in the Sub-Junior Girls’ and Boys’ category. Pritha and Taneesha combined together to win the silver medal in the Sub-Junior Girls’ Doubles event as well.

Pritha who won the title in Gujarat last week, was at her imperious best once again as she registered a dominating 4-2 (11-8, 9-11,11-6,11-9,6-11, 11-6) victory over Delhi’s Lakshita Narang to run away with the Sub-Junior Girls title. She had earlier beaten Suhana Saini of Haryana 4-0 (11-5,11-5,11-8,11-7) to qualify for the finals.

Taneesha had to settle for bronze after she stumbled in the semifinals against Lakshita. Taneesha came up with a spirited challenge but unfortunately went down narrowly 3-4 (11-8,11-6, 9-11,9-11,11-6,6-11,6-11).

Jennifer showed great calm and composure to come back from two games down to register a 4-2 (3-11,10-12, 12-10, 11-8,12-10, 11-7) over Vanshika Mudgal of Delhi to pocket the Cadet Girls’ title. She had previously beaten Hansini M of TN 3-1 (11-8, 6-11, 15-13, 12-10) in the semis.

In the Sub-Junior Girls’ Doubles competition, the duo of Taneesha and Pritha fell by the wayside in the finals to bag the silver. They went down to Tamil Nadu team of Suriya Venkatasamy and Kavyasree Baskar 3-1 (12-10, 7-11, 8-11,4-11).

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