Panaji: Goa’s doubles pair Anshuman Agarwal and Nagesh Verenker have entered the Pre-quarter finals in Sub Junior Boys doubles of the UTT 81st Cadet & Sub-Junior National & Inter-State Table Tennis Championships 2019, at Dharamshala.
Anshuman and Nagesh scored a facile 3-0 (11-8, 14-12, 11-7) win over Sarthak Gupta & Akhilesh Khajuria of Jammu and Kashmir. This was followed by another impressive 3-1 (7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-1) win over Telengana’s Ishanth Koride and Atharv Moghe.
The Goa pair will next have to battle it out against Ankur Bhattarjarjee and Rudra Ghosh from West Bengal for a place in the quarters.
Leoma Fernandes and Galya Fernandes, have qualified to the main draw of the Cadet Girls singles by topping their respective qualifying league groups.
In Cadet boys category, Khushal Naik won his opening round match while Akshan Lawande, Aaron Farias and Fynn Gonsalves have won and lost a match each. Snehal Mesta and Najida Sheikh tasted victories in their opening round matches in Sub Junior Girls singles qualifying rounds while Aaron Colaco has won his opening match in Sub Junior Boys qualifying section.