THE STATE ranking table tennis tournament organised by Bank of India began at Abhay Prashal today. Bank Zonal Manager R C Khurana inaugurated the tournament while Assistant General Manager M Bhandarkar and Chief Manager J K Bhargav presided over the function.
In the men’s singles second round matches, Prashant beat Shravan Mahurkar by 11-5, 11-6 and 11-8; I G Purohit beat Vaibhav 11-8, 11-9, 9-11 and 11-6; Satyajit Ghosh of Jabalpur beat Shreyas Iyer of Indore 11-6, 11-8 and 11-5; Sashank Tiwari of Indore beat Shashank Pansari of Indore 11-8, 11-5 and 11-9.
Dr Alok Jain of Indore defeated Rashid Khan of Bhopal 11-9, 11-8 and 11-9; Pratik Tare beat Rishi Bhagat of Shujalpur by 11-8,11-5,11-9; Utsav Nigudkar beat Ankit Kelkar 11-4, 11-8 and 11-9.
Kshitij Jain beat Ashok Ingle 11-8, 11-9 and 11-8; Samar Gauri of Bhopal beat J Vaswani of Indore 11-8, 11-7 and 11-8; Yaser Pasha of Bhopal beat Sumeet Patidar of Indore 11-9, 11-7 and 11-8; Ankur Joshi beat Nazim Khan of Neemuch 11-7, 11-7 and 11-9; Arpit Bhopalkar of Indore defeated VVBM Sharma of Bhopal 11-8, 11-2 and 11-5. In the last match Amit Sharma of Indore beat Pushpendra Prswani of Gwalior by 11-8, 12-10 and 11-7 to sail into the third round.