In the cadet sections, Anirban Ghosh and Sagarika Mukherjee won their maiden international titles which made it a perfect 10 for India in the championships.
The doubles titles, in the junior boys category, went to Abhishek and Sudhanshu while Manika Batra and Suthirtha Mukherjee combined to claim the girls' crown. In both finals, their opponents were Sri Lankans.
Sri Lanka, who along with India qualified for the Asian Junior championships to be held in Doha, finished the table as the second best team with reasonably good performances coming up from their paddlers.
Sudhanshu had to pull all tricks to beat Abhishek who was not the one to give up easily. The see-saw final had its ups and downs with each of the players keeping their interest alive.
But in the end Sudhanshu kept his lead intact in the seventh game, before Abhishek made it seven-all. However, Sudhanshu stopped his opponent on his tracks and took four straight points to win the match and the crown.
"It was a pulsating final and Abhishek was strong on his forehand. I had to counter that and that was my problem initially. But was lucky on some points and they made my day," said Sudhanshu on his maiden international title.


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