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MLWB clinch team title Aditi, Sanjana stretched

11:15 PM May 31, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

Mumbai : MLWB KKB overcame PJ Hindu Gymkhana to clinch men’s team championship title, in the Li Ning 4 Star All Mumbai Table Tennis Tournament, at the NSCI, Worli, on Monday. Top seeds Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board KKB lived up to their reputation with a 3-0 victory with Paresh Murekar, Saurabh Mohite and Mustafa Manager snatching impressive wins.

While Murekar beat Tanmay Rane in straight games in a close opener, Mohite recovered from a 1-2 deficit to overcome Parthav Kelkar 10-12, 11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 11-3 in a thriller before Manager tamed Hardik Panchal 3-1 to seal victory.

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Junior girls’ third seed Sanjana Choudhary and fourth seed Aditi Sinha were stretched before advancing to the semi-finals where they were joined by top seed Ashlesha Trehan and second seed Dyuti Patki.In junior boys second round action, fancied Jash Jobalia was also stretched before snatching a hard-fought 11-6, 13-11, 13-11 win over Parth Shah.

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Results:

Team (Final): 1-MLWB KKB bt PJ Hindu Gym 3-0 (Paresh Murekar bt Tanmay Rane 11-7, 11-8, 11-7; Saurabh Mohite bt Parthav Kelkar 10-12, 11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 11-3; Mustafa Manager bt Hardik Panchal 7-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7). Semi-final: MLWB KKB bt NSCI 3-0; PJ Hindu Gym bt Kandivali RC 3-1.

Jr. girls (QF): 1-Ashlesha Trehan bt Krisha Agarwal 11-5, 11-7, 11-4, 11-8; 4-Aditi Sinha bt Vidhi Shah 11-4, 11-9, 13-11, 11-9; 3-Sanjana Choudhary bt Vidhi Dhoot 7-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-3, 12-10; 2-Dyuti Patki bt Mihika Rohira 11-6, 11-3, 11-6, 11-9.

Jr. boys (2nd Rd): Chaitanya Natu bt Ronit Mirchandani 11-6, 11-7, 12-10; Imran Sayyed bt Shubham Khanolkar 7-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-9; Aditya Shinde bt Pranit Nayak 11-3, 11-4, 11-8; Shounak Pawar bt Devesh Shetty 9-11, 11-3, 11-3, 6-11, 11-8; Jash Jobalia bt Parth Shah 11-6, 13-11, 13-11; Aakash Pawaskar bt Chaitanya Gadling 12-10, 11-6, 14-12; Yash Lahoti bt Ameya Shenoy 11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-8; Ashwin Subramaniam bt Maanav Mehta 11-4, 11-5, 11-4; Hrishikesh Malhotra bt Raj Shetye 11-4, 11-7, 11-1; Shriharishankar Konar bt Sarvesh Chiplunkar 11-6, 11-7, 11-5; Shubham Samant bt Amey Thorat 11-6, 11-8, 11-1.

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