Thursday, April 18

Indian Table Tennis Triumphs at WTT Feeder Beirut II

Indian paddlers shine at WTT Feeder Beirut II! Sreeja Akula clinches Women's Singles title, Manav-Manush win Men's Doubles.

Indian paddlers enjoyed a successful outing at the WTT Feeder Beirut II tournament in Lebanon. Here’s a rundown of the major wins:

  • Sreeja Akula Claims Women’s Singles Title: Sreeja Akula, ranked 47th in the world, displayed her fighting spirit with a come-from-behind victory over Luxembourg’s Sarah D Nutte in the finals. This is her second WTT singles title after winning the Feeder Corpus Christi in January.
  • Manav-Manush Clinch Men’s Doubles Crown: The Indian duo of Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah dominated their compatriots Mudit Dani and Akash Pal in the men’s doubles finals.
  • Upsets and Missed Opportunities: Poymantee Baisya and Akash Pal emerged victorious in the mixed doubles event, defeating the more experienced pairing of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra. Sathiyan’s impressive 10-match winning streak was snapped by Kirill Gerassimenko of Kazakhstan in the men’s singles semifinals.

Overall, the WTT Feeder Beirut II showcased the rising talents of Indian table tennis. Sreeja Akula’s title defense and the men’s doubles win are promising signs for the future of the sport in India.

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