Vani, Manal set up title clash in cadet categoryMay 4, 2019, Ludhiana
Vani Sharma from Mohali and Manal from Chandigarh overpowered their respective opponents to set up the title clash in the cadet girls (U-12) category on the opening day of the third Manna Singh Memorial Open Punjab Table Tennis Tournament at Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium here today.
In the semi-finals, Vani Sharma survived some anxious moments against Mehar of Aspire Academy, Ludhiana, before wrapping the cliff-hanger 11-8, 11-9, 6-11 and 11-8, whereas Manal scored victory in straight sets over Tejal Basra from Mohali whom she tamed 11-8, 11-9 and 11-7 to settle for the title clash.
Similarly, in the kids boys (U-10) section, Sahil Rawat of Mohali outperformed Ayan Khosla from Amritsar 11-9, 11-7 and 11-8 while Raghav from Aspire TT Academy, Ludhiana, beat Divig Garg from Ludhiana 11-7, 11-5 and 11-4 to storm to the final.
Cadet boys (U-12) quarterfinals: Sahil Rawat (Mohali) beat Vishal (Chandigarh) 11-8, 11-9 and 11-7; Ishmeet Singh (Jalandhar) beat Satvik Jindal (Ludhiana) 11-9, 11-8 and 11-6; Ronit Mahajan beat Manan (Chandigarh) 11-6, 11-7 and 11-8; Lakshay Mahajan beat Daksh Chopra (Jalandhar) 11-7, 11-8 and 11-7.
Kids girls (U-10) quarterfinals: Vani Sharma (Mohali) beat Rizavpreet (Ludhiana) 11-6, 11-8 and 11-6; Bhavya (Elite Academy, Ludhiana) beat Sneha (Ludhiana) 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 and 11-8; Yashvi (Aspire Academy, Ludhiana) beat Nandani (Ludhiana) 11-9, 11-7 and 11-6; Ananya (Chandigarh) beat Sherell (Mohali) 11-8, 11-6 and 11-7.