Niva Chaughule caused flutters as she upset fourth seeded Bhoomi Pitale 3-1 (4-11, 11-9, 11-2, 11-3) in the girls under-17 singles qualifying round in the Chembur Gymkhana District ranking table tennis tournament held under the auspices TSTTA-Mumbai, here today at their gymkhana TT Hall.
However, favourite and top seed Divyanshi Bhowmick faced no such hiccups as she sailed into the main draw with facile wins over her rivals in group I.
Tough competition ensues between Vineet Deepak and Kanshik Bohra:
Vineet Deepak , the top seed in the boys -17 section, was fully stretched by Kanshik Bohra before he was through 3-2. In the same section, fifth seeded Yuvraj Yadav was jolted by Nilesh Yedge, who rallied from 0-2 to beat him 1-11, 7-11, 11-1, 11-5,11-8.
However, Yuvraj later made amends by qualifying in the boys under-19 group VII. Also through was Santosh Kolapte from the group VIII.
Boys U-17 Qualifiers: Group I: 1. Vinod Deepak.. Group II: Vivaan Thakkar. Group III: Zain Shaikh. Group IV: Ayush Sonawane.. Group V: Nilesh Yedage. Group VI: Ansh Karnavar.
Boys U-15 Qualifiers: Group I: Zihar Beddingwla. Group II: Aarav Vora. Group III: Zian Shaikh. . Group IV: Ansh Karnavar. .