NAGPUR’S talented paddlers Aadi Chitnis and Jennifer Varghese made podium finishes in their respective Under-19 singles in the 84th State Table Tennis Championship that concluded at Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Balewadi, Pune, on Tuesday.
While Aadi won a silver, Jennifer had to be satisfied with a bronze, her second of the tournament (first came in U-19 team event on Monday).
In the final, Aadi went down to Josh Modi of The Suburban Table Tennis Association (TST) 0-4. The game-wise scores in favour of the winner read 11-6, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7. Earlier in the semis, Aadi got the better of Thane’s Rohan Dani 4-1 (8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4).
Jennifer could not make it past the last-four stage. She was beaten by Sampada Bhiwandkar of TST 11-4, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10, 11-6.