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Double crown for Trisha, Anshuman; Sanmay, Mallika triumph

Margao: Anshuman Agarwal and Trisha Verlekar won double crowns each while Sanmay Paranjpe and Mallika Gogoi walked away with the Men’s and Ladies singles titles in the 50th Golden Jubilee edition of the All Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis Tournament, organised by MCC Sports Club.

In the finals played at MCC Krishna Karwarkar Hall, Margao on Sunday, Sanmay, ranked India number 40, brought out his best to register an entertaining 4-1 win over Dheeraj Rai to win his second title of the season. In Ladies finals, Mallika Gogoi had a comfortable outing against Janvi Naik Dalal, winning 3-0 to claim the crown.

Anshuman Agarwal won the sub junior and junior boys singles titles, overcoming his archrival Shantesh Mapsekar in both the categories with identical 3-1 margins.

Trisha Verlekar hogged the limelight in the cadet and sub junior girls singles categories, winning both the titles. The top seed disposed of Galya Fernandes 3-0 in cadet finals while the sub junior finals was much tougher. After an engaging four sets battle, Trisha eventually prevailed 3-1 over Leoma Fernandes.

In sub junior boys finals, Akshan Lawande hit a nice patch and rhythm to give top seed Aaron Farias a testing time. With two sets a piece each and the match going neck-and-neck, Aaron showed better composure and temperament towards the end to grab the final set at 11-9 and win the match 3-2. The match of the day was the junior girls singles finals between top seed Prutha Parrikar and number two seed Sanisha Shetye which kept the spectators glued to their seats. In a match that went the whole distance, Prutha played exceptionally well to come back from 2 sets to one deficit and edge out Sanisha Shetye 3-2.  Earlier, Ruchi Kirtani cruised past Bhuvi Karmali 3-0 while Rishan Sheikh lost a marathon set at 17-19 en route to a thrilling 3-1 win over Atharva Dhulapkar to win the mini cadet girls and boys singles titles

respectively.

Following are the finals results:  

Mini Cadet Girls Singles: Ruchi Kirtani bt Bhuvi Karmali 3-0 (11-2, 11-7, 11-7)

Mini Cadet Boys Singles: Rishan Sheikh bt Atharva Dhulapkar 3-1 (11-9, 17-19, 11-3, 11-9)

Cadet Girls Singles: Trisha Verlekar bt Galya Fernandes 3-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-7)

Cadet Boys Singles: Aaron Farias bt Akshan Lawande 3-2 (11-7, 11-8, 11-13, 9-11, 11-9)

Sub Junior Girls Singles: Trisha Verlekar bt Leoma Fernandes 3-1 (11-9, 13-11, 9-11, 11-6)

Sub Junior Boys Singles: Anshuman Agarwal bt Shantesh Mapsekar 3-1 (11-9, 13-11, 9-11, 11-6)

Junior Girls Singles: Prutha Parrikar bt Sanisha Shetye 3-2 (11-9, 9-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9)

Junior Boys Singles: Anshuman Agarwal bt Shantesh Mapsekar  3-1 (11-9, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6)

Ladies Singles: Mallika Gogoi  bt Janvi Naik Dalal 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-7)

Men’s Singles: Sanmay Paranjpe bt Dheeraj Rai 4-1 (11-4, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4, 12-10)

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