Poymantee Baisya emerges as new TT star | More sports News – Times of India

Poymantee Baisya emerges as new TT star | More sports News - Times of India

Kolkata: Poymante Baisya from Bengal joined the illustrious list of national table tennis champions when she defeated the Arjuna awardee Ehika Mukherjee 4-2 in the ’85 final Senior citizens on Friday at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium in Panchkula. It was a dream come true for the Metro Railway player as she also won the women’s doubles crown with the Olympian. Sutirtha Mukherjee And came up with the runner-up Akash Pal In the mixed doubles event
In a way, it was an unexpected Christmas present for the 21-year-old. “When I reached Panchkula for the tournament, this title was never in my mind. I never thought that I would win the championship,” an excited Besia told TOI.
Ninth seed Besia of Hindmotor was in fine form to beat former champion Archana Kamath 9-11, 11-5, 6-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9 in the quarters and the defending champion Defeated. Srija Akula in the semifinals 9-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9.
“All the matches in the quarter-final stage were tough. But I enjoyed my win against Archana the most,” he said. “I tried not to think about my opponents and took one match at a time,” he said. Also in the final, she bounced back after losing the opening game to defeat her more experienced opponent Ihika.
Besa picked up the racket at the age of five and a half. “I first saw this game on television. I don’t remember which match it was, but somehow I fell in love with it,” he said. Hailing from a non-sporting family, the Besia family supported their daughter to take up the sport as she is now training under coach Abhishek Mukherjee.
A gold medalist at the West Zone National Ranking Tournament in 2019, Besia tried to win Manika Batra’s mind while sharing the dressing room with the ace player for the Bengaluru Smashers at the Ultimate Table Tennis Tournament. “It was a good learning experience for me there. I tried to get as much as possible which is probably paying dividends now,” he said.
For now, she wants to continue her good run. “I want to make it to the senior India team and one day win a name for the country,” she said with dreams in her eyes.

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