Jubin sends Shetty packing in national TT

Jubin sends Shetty packing in national TT

39Puducherry, Jan 16 (IANS) Haryana paddler Jubin Kumar sent reigning national champion and No.3 seed Sanil Shetty packing in the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals of the 76th Senior Nationals at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Friday. Jubin won 4-3 (7-11, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8).

No.2 seed Devesh Karia of Gujarat lost to qualifier Raj Mondal from West Bengal, who beat him 4-1. Earlier, another former national champion Anthony Amalraj bowed out in the second round, losing to eighth seed Sushmit Srirarm after comfortably leading 3-1. Sriram won 4-3 (11-9, 7-11, 7-11, 8-11, 11-9, 14-12, 11-8).

In women’s pre-quarterfinals, all but fifth and sixth seeded paddlers went out of reckoning. No.5 seed Mousumi Paul, who gave a scare to former national champion K. Shamini, lost 3-4, and No.6 seed Madhurika Patkar went down to unseeded Nehal Aggarwal 3-4.

The quarter-finals in both sections will be played later with the semi-finals and finals slated for the morrow, the concluding day of the championships, along with the doubles finals.


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