Eesha, Vaibhav emerge victorious

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 2 August 2018

18th Players Cup Table Tennis Tournament

Pune: First seed Eesha Joshi defeated 11th seed Vaibhavi Kher 11-8, 11-7, 11-7, 11-3 to clinch the Womens Singles category title of the 18th Players Cup Table Tennis Tournament which concluded at Deccan Gymkhana here on Wednesday.

Earlier in the semi-final action, Eesha Joshi defeated fourth seeded Fauzia Meherally 11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 while Vaibhavi Kher kept her calm as she toiled hard to defeat second seeded Saloni Shah 11-5, 12-10, 9-11, 13-11, 10-12, 10-12, 13-11.

In the Men’s Singles category final, second seeded Vaibhav Dahibhate displayed a good game as he defeated top seeded opponent Sanat Bokil with the score reading 12-10, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 14-12 to walk home with the title.

In the semi-finals, Sanat Bokil beat ninth seeded Tanay Shinde 11-4, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 while Vaibhav Dahibhate got past third seeded Rishab Sawant 11-8, 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9.
The Veterans Singles battle witnessed fifth seeded Ajay Kothavale defeating Nitin Mehendale who is third seeded with the score of 11-3, 11-5, 11-6.

In the Midget Girls final, first seeded Nabha Kirkole beat second seeded Ruchita Darwatkar 11-4,11-5, 11-8.

Meanwhile fourth seeded Ramanuj Jadhav defeated ninth seeded opponent Shouren Soman with the score of 11-9, 15-13, 10-12, 8-11, 14-12 to clinch the Midget Boys title.

In the Men’s Doubles final battle, the pair of Vaibhav Dahibhate and Deepak Kadam defeated  Adarsh Gopal and Karan Kukreja 15-13, 11-9, 7-11, 7-11, 11-8.

Results: Finals:
Mens: 2-Vaibhav Dahibhate bt 1-Sanat Bokil 12-10,7-11,6-11,11-8,11-8,14-12.
Womens: 1-Eesha Joshi bt 11-Vaibhavi Kher 11-8,11-7,11-7,11-3.
Veterans: 5-Ajay Kothavale bt 3-Nitin Mehendale 11-3,11-5,11-6.
Midget Girls: 1-Nabha Kirkole bt 2-Ruchita Darwatkar 11-4,11-5,11-8.
Midget Boys: 4-Ramanuj Jadhav bt 9-Shouren Soman 11-9,15-13,10-12,8-11,14-12.

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