Siliguri Girls High School Wins National School Table Tennis Championship 2016
Siliguri Girls High School from North Bengal were crowned Senior Girls’ Table Tennis Champions after they defeated SBOA School from Tamil Nadu 3-1 in what was a painfully long final duel in the final of the Sports Inter-School National Championships at the Sama Indoor Complex, Vadodara. Nikita Sarkar won the crucial reverse singles by winning the last three points after her opponent M Yazhini made the cardinal blunder of pushing too much and too far when situation demanded an attacking game. But what helped the Tamil Nadu school to keep their hopes alive was when their doubles pair V. Vaishnavi and R. Trisha scored over the Siliguri duo of Nikita and Diksa Biswas by a 3-2 scoreline. But with the entire burden on Nikita, she saw to it that she kept her cool and won both her singles. Senior Girls – Finals: Siliguri Girls High School (NB) bt SBOA School (TN) 3-1 (Nikita Sarkar bt V. Vaishnavi 11-4, 11-5, 11-3, Diksa Biswas b M Yazhini 11-9, 11-9, 3-11, 12-10, Nikita/Diksa lost to Vaishnavi/R. Trisha 8-11,8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 6-11, Nikita Sarkar bt M. Yazhini 9-11, 14-12, 11-8, 11-7).