Reeth Risya, Ashwin Subramaniam bag Table Tennis titles

Updated: Oct 19, 2019, 08:53 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

Reeth saved three matchpoints before winning the game while, Ashwin Subramaniam, seeded third, outplayed Ravindra Kotiyan

Table tennis champs Reeth Risya and Ashwin Subramaniam
Table tennis champs Reeth Risya and Ashwin Subramaniam

India No. 4 Reeth Risya emerged from the brink to upstage top-seed and international Divya Deshpande 4-3 to bag the women's singles crown in the All India Balkan-Ji-Bari Dilip Sampat Memorial 5-Star Mumbai Suburban District Table Tennis Championships yesterday. Divya jumped to a 3-0 lead before Reeth won the fourth in extra points. The win brought back her confidence back and she took the next two games comfortably.

In a tight decider, Divya, was on match point, leading 10-8 but messed up her serve. Reeth saved three matchpoints before winning the game and tie 8-11, 6-11, 5-11, 15-13, 11-7, 11-6, 13-11. Meanwhile, Ashwin Subramaniam, seeded third, outplayed Ravindra Kotiyan, 11-4, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 to bag the men's title.

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