GUWAHATI, Sept 9 – Unseeded Mallika Gogoi of Duliajan upset second seed Kakoli Lahkar of Guwahati in the women’s semifinal of the 7th Hiren Baruah All Assam Major Ranking Table Tennis Championship at Jorhat today.
In the second semifinal of the women’s singles, Mallika beat Kakoli 4-1. In the other semifinal, Anjana Sarma of Sivasagar defeated Kritika Upadhaya of Guwahati 4-1.
In men’s singles, Pankaj P Chutia of Sivasagar beat Subharajit Bhattacharyya of Guwahati 4-0 while Kaushik Phukan of Dibrugarh got the better of sChinku Rajkhowa 4-2.
In junior boys category, Aleeko Sujalo Hazarika of Guwahati caused a major upset defeating top seed Salim Javed 4-0. However, in the semifinal Aleeko went down to Sankab Gautam of Golaghat 1-4. All the fianls of the championship were on at the time of filing this report.
Semifinal results: Cadet (girls) Rija Anirban (Ghy) bt Prayashi Rajguru (Dib) 3-1, Pallabi Thakuria (Ghy) bt Eitryee Goswami (Siv) 3-0, (boys) Maharshi Rajguru (Ghy) bt Manab J Bhuyan (Dib) 3-2, Adarsh Goswami (Na) bt Santanav Das (Dib) 3-2. Sub Jr (girls) Jitakhi Mazumdar (Ghy) bt Ajupi Phukan (Dul) 3-1, Adrija Sarma (Ghy) bt Sneha Bhowmick (NFR) 3-0, (boys) Sankab Gautam Baruah (Gola) bt Bastab Borbora (Gola) 3-2, Bibek Bora (Gola) bt Subhankar Srutikar (Jor) 3-0. Junior (girls) Mallika Gogoi (Dul) bt Adrija Sarma (Ghy) 4-0, Kritaka Upadhaya (Ghy) bt Himakhi Gogoi (Dul) 4-2, (boys) Sankab Gautam Baruah (Gola) bt Aleeko Sujalo Hazarika (Ghy) 4-1, Bastab B Borbora (Gola) bt Subharajit Bhattacharyya (Ghy) 4-2. Youth (boys) Chku Rajkhowa bt Bhaskar J sarma (Gola) 4-2, Bastab B Borbora (Gola) bt Hrishikesh Gogoi (Dib) 4-3.