PANAJI: Ravi Joshi of Bhavnagar and Shruti Talnikar of Thane emerged champions in men’s and women’s categories respectively at the LIC’s 48th Western Zonal level table tennis tournament held at indoor stadium, Campal here.
Ravi beat CE Gosavi of Mumbai 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 while Shruti got the better of Prajakta Tipale of Thane 11-8, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7 in their respective finals held on
Earlier Shruti made it to women’s finals by beating Mrunmayee Mhatre of Mumbai 12-10, 12-10, 6-11, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5 in the first semis and the second semis saw Prajakta beat Sushma Mogre of Thane 11-8, 11-7, 11-7,
In men’s semis, Ravi defeated VK Unadkat of Rajkot 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, 11-5 and CE Gosavi got rid of Amol Jade of Mumbai 11-9, 9-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5.
TV Dwarkanathan, manager (P&IR), LIC Goa was the chief guest and gave away the prizes to the winners.
The top four finishers in men’s and women’s section will represent LIC’s Western Zone in the All India LIC Games scheduled in November this year.
Ravi, Shruti emerge LIC’s West Zone TT champs