Manav Mangal CC eves claim team title

Manav Mangal Coaching Centre claimed the women's team event after defeating Chandigarh Table Tennis Club, 3-2, in an exciting final of the 25th Chandigarh State Table Tennis Championship being played for Gurmit Singh Grewal Memorial Trophy at Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall on Friday.

Kalyani gave Mangal Mangal CC a sound start as she defeated Nadia, 10-12, 11-9, 9-11, 11-2, 12-10, in the first match. Naina Suri then defeated Gurwinder, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-9, to double the lead for Manav Mangal CC.

Rajeshwari Chadha then defeated Pareen, 4-11, 10-12, 5-11, to help Chandigarh TT Club reduce the margin. Naina then lost to Nadia, 8-11, 3-11, 9-11, as the score was tied 2-2 at the end of the fourth match. In the decider, Kalyani Kakkar kept her nerves and registered a 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 victory over Gurwinder Kaur to help Mangal Mangal outfit win.

Earlier in the semi-finals, Manav Mangal Coaching Centre defeated Coaching Centre 3-0 while Chandigarh Table Tennis Club had recorded identical 3-0 victory over Coaching Centre 'A' team.

Manav Mangal were given a sound start by Richa Shree as she defeated Ayushi Moudgil 11-6, 11-5, 11-8. In the second match, Kalyani beat Ayushi Bagga, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8, to put Manav Mangal up by 2-0. Sheetal Negi then defeated Jasmine 11-2, 11-7, 10-12, 11-9 to help the team reach the final.

Similarly, Gurwinder Kaur registered an easy 11-4, 11-4, 11-8 victory over Coaching Centre 'A' team to make a winning start for Chandigarh TT Centre. Pareen defeated Bhavya, 11-9, 11-5, 11-3, to double the lead while Alish beat Barbie, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-7, to help the team register an emphatic victory.

Meanwhile, the men's team event was claimed by Chandigarh Table Tennis Club.

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