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Manish, Mallika crowned champs

Panaji: Mallika Gogoi, Manish Yadav, Rutuj Sonawane, Sanisha Shetye, Aaron Farias and Samaira Soares were crowned champs in various categories of the All Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis Tournament held at Clube Vasco da Gama hall, Panaji.

In the men’s singles category, Manish Yadav overcame Diljeet Velingkar’s resistance and finally downed him 4-3 (14-12, 12-14, 9-11, 3-11, 11-5, 13-11, 11-8) and won the final.

Mallika Gogoi won the ladies singles final after she outplayed Janvi Naik Dalal 3-1 (12-10, 11-4, 10-12, 11-9).

In the youth boys category, Rutuj Sonawane had an easy final against Kewal Tahmankar beating him 3-1 (11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 11-3), while Sanisha Shetye fought hard to beat Janvi Naik Dalal 3-2 (11-5, 11-13, 8-11, 12-10, 11-9) and be crowned champ.

In the cadet boys final, Aaron Farias experienced some tough resistance from Akshan Lawande but he eventually beat him 3-2 (11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 13-15, 11-3) and lift the title. On the other hand, in the cadet girls category, Samaira Soares beat Riya Gopi 3-1 (11-4, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6) in the final.

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