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Soma, Sajib win Fed Cup TT

  • Published at 09:38 pm January 21st, 2020
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Winners of the Federation Cup Table Tennis pose for photographs in Dhaka Tuesday BTTF

Soma of Abahani Limited defeated Bangladesh Army’s Nowrin by 4-2 sets in the final at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in Paltan

Sonam Sultana Soma clinched the title of the Federation Cup (Ranking) Table Tennis Tournament for the third consecutive time in the women’s singles event Tuesday, while Khayer Hamza Sajib stunned top-ranked Manash Chowdhury to win his maiden crown.

Soma of Abahani Limited defeated Bangladesh Army’s Nowrin Sultana Mahi by 4-2 sets in the final at Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in Paltan. 

She won the sets by 5-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5 and 11-6 points.

Sonam Sultana Soma and Khayer Hamza Sajib are all smiles after winning their respective singles finals BTTF

Sajib, who is ranked outside the top 10, had to toil hard to beat his Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra teammate and the country’s top player Manash by 4-3 sets after losing the first two by 9-11, 3-11 points. 

He won the next three sets by 11-9, 12-10, 11-9. 

The final two sets ended 7-11 and 12-10 points in Sajib’s favor.