Jash, Sanjana bag twin titles
DimInUtive Jash Mehta, winner of double crown in the last week PRO TT promotional tourney, added another double, by winning the junior and sub-junior boys singles titles in the JVPGC Promotional Table Tennis Tournament, hosted by Juhu Vile Parle Gytmkhana Club here on Sunday. And the day also proved to be memorable one for bespectacled Sanjana Choudhary, who too ended with a double.
Both Jash and Sanjana downed their respective top seeds Akshay Gogari and Disha Shirdhankar. In fact, Jash has been in such awesome form for the last two weeks and today, he amply proved that his earlier wins were no fluke as he beat Akshay 9-11, 11-4, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9. Sanjana, on the other hand, displayed tremendous fighting qualities, both in the semis as well as in the final against top seeded Disha. Try as hard as she could, Disha just had to play second fiddle to Sanjana before Sanjana ended her misery by smashing tellingly to end the final with a 11-4, 13-11,7-11, 11-9 win.
Girls (U-18) singles: (Semifinals): Sanjana Choudhary bt Shruta Patnekar 11-7, 11-5,11-5; Disha Shirdhankar bt Cheshta Shetty 6-11,11-5, 11-3, 11-5. (Final): Sanjana Choudhary bt (1) Disha Shirdhankar 11-4, 13-11,7-11, 11-9. Boys (U-18) singles (Semifinals): Akshay Gogri bt Parth Rambhia 11-6, 11-3,11-1; JashMehta bt Neekzaad Terawala 11-8,11-7 11-9.(Final): Jash Mehta bt Akshay Gogari 9-11, 11-4, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9. Sub-jr (U-15) girls singles (Semifinals): Sanjana Choudharybt Uditi Shenoy 7-11, 11-1,11-7,11-2; Mahika Kudtarkar bt Siddhi Kolekar 6-11,12-10,11-2, 11-5. (Final): Sanjana Cnoudhary bt Mahika Kudtarkar 12-10, 11-4, 11-6. Sub-jr (U-15) boys singles (Final): JashMehta bt Hardik Panchal 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9. Cadet girls (U-12) singles (semifinals): Tanishka Pawar bt Kenisha Khatwani 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-1; Mahek Narnolia bt Sheefa Shaikh 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 10-12, 11-7. (Final): Tanishka Pawar bt Mahek Narnolia 11-5, 11-4, 11-7. Cadet boys (U-12) singles: (Semifinals):; Hrishikesh Malhotra bt Ritvik Nagle 11-9, 4-11, 11-4, 11-9; Arnav Sanjeev bt Chaintanya Natu 12=10, 5-11, 13-11,11-8..(Final): Hrishkesh Malhotra bt Arnav Sanjeev 13-11, 11-7,11-8. Midget girls U-10 singles (Final): Avril Saldhana bt Nikki Hemdev 11-8, 11-8, 11-6.Midget boys U-10 singles: Sameehan Kulkarni bt Aadil Anand 11-13, 11-3, 11-6, 11-8.