New Delhi: Petroleum Sports Promotion Board's (PSPB) G. Sathiyan and Poulomi Ghatak emerged champions in the men's and women's singles, respectively, in the AAI 44th Inter-Institutional Table Tennis Championships at the Thyagraj Stadium here on Friday
Sathiyan was in a rampaging form and defeated PSPB colleague and defending champion Soumyajit Ghosh 11-1, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9 in the final.
At 10-9 serving for the championship point, Sathiyan must have had his heart in his mouth. Luckily, the rally yielded him the last point which came off a backhand flick. It was very badly needed as Sathiyan had goofed it up in the previous game, as he missed two championships points while allowing Ghosh save six.