Sanish Ambekar of Thane and Srushti Haleangadi of Mumbai Suburban claimed a double crown respectively in the Maharashtra State Table Tennis Championships at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mhalunge-Balewadi, on Sunday.
All final results:
Girls: U-10: Radhika Sakpal (Pune) bt Gloria George (Mum City) 15-13, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4. U-12: Sampada Bhiwandkar (Mum Sub) bt Pritha Vartikar (Pune) 11-6, 5-11, 11-8, 2-11, 11-8. U-15: Aditi Sinha (Mum Sub) bt Mihika Rohira (Mum Sub) 11-5, 11-5, 12-10, 11-8. U-18: Srushti Haleangadi (Mum Sub) bt Shreya Deshpande (Air India) 11-7, 11-4, 6-11, 11-7, 11-3. U-21: Srushti Haleangadi (Mum Sub) bt Rutuja Khopkar (Thane) 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8. Women: Charvi Kawle (Mum Sub) bt Srushti Haleangadi (Mum Sub) 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7.
Boys: U-10: Gaurav Panchangam (Thane) bt Tanmay Rao (Mumbai Sub) 11-7, 10-12, 11-9, 11-2. U-12: Jash Modi (Mum Sub) bt Rajveer Shah (Mum Sub) 11-6, 12-10, 11-7. U-15: Deepit Patil (Thane) bt Dev Shroff (Mum Sub) 11-9, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9. U-18: Shubham Ambre (Mum City) bt Jash Dalvi (Thane) 11-8, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9. U-21: Sanish Ambekar (Air India) bt Shubham Ambre (Mum City) 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8. Men’s: Sanish Ambekar (Thane) bt Omkar Torgalkar (Mum Sub) 11-9, 11-3, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9.
Banthia bags double crown
City lad Siddhant Banthia annexed two titles in the ITF Grade 2 meets held in Thailand recently. Siddhant prevailed over Syrian Hazem Naow 6-2, 3-6, 7- 6 (2) to bag his singles title. In the doubles final, Siddhant along with Parikshit defeated the rival pair of Watanabe (Japan) and Hua Chain Yu (Taipei) 6-4, 6-4. Siddhant, a Lakshya-supported players, studies at St.Vincent’s school and trains with Kedar Shah of Pune.
State Olympians awarded cash incentives
Maharashtra Olympic Association felicitated players from the state who had participated in the Rio Olympics. Lalita Babar, Kavita Raut (athletics), Deveindra Walimki (hockey), Dattu Bhoknal (rowing), Prarthana Thombare (tennis), Ayonika Paul and Heena Sidhu (both shooting) got cash incentives of Rs 1 lakh each handed over by former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar.
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