Sakpal and Joshi impress, win Cadet Under-12 title
Final: 3-Radhika Sakpal bt 1-Devyani Kulkarni 8-11,11-8,11-4,11-3.
Semifinals: 1-Devyani Kulkarni bt 4-Sakshi Pawar 11-6,11-8,11-5; 3-Radhika Sakpal bt 2-Anandita Lunawat 11-6,11-2,11-4.
Final: 1-Vedang Joshi bt 6-Nishant Gadre 12-10,11-3,11-0.
Semi-finals: 1-Vedang Joshi bt 4-Nandish Patel 11-5,11-3,11-7; 6-Nishant Gadre bt 2-Advait Dhavale 11-9,11-7,5-11,11-7.
Pune: Third seeded Radhika Sakpal defeated first seeded Devyani Kulkarni 8-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 to clinch the Cadet Girls (Under-12) title of the Players Cup Table Tennis Tournament being played at Deccan Gymkhana here on Sunday.
Earlier in the semi-final action, Devyani Kulkarni defeated fourth seeded Sakshi Pawar 11-6, 11-8, 11-5 while Radhika Sakpal beat second seeded Anandita Lunawat 11-6, 11-2, 11-4.
In the Cadet Boys final fixture, first seeded Vedang Joshi defeated sixth seeded Nishant Gadre with the score of 12-10, 11-3, 11-0 to walk home with the title.
The semi-final clash witnessed Vedang Joshi defeating fourth seeded Nandish Patel 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 while Nishant Gadre defeated second seed Advait Dhavale 11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 11-7.
In the Mix Doubles final, the pair of Eesha Joshi and Adarsh Gopal displayed a good game as they beat Abhijeet Gaikwad and Shubhada Chondekar with the score reading 11-7,11-6,11-6.