by sportswire4u.blogspot.com (Balbir Singh)
MOHALI, OCT 31
Chandigarh ace player Kalyani of local Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21,Chandigarh created sensation by winning the junior girls (Under-17) , youth girls (Under-20) and women’s singles titels in the Seventh Manav Mangal Open Table Tennis Tournament which concluded at Manav Mangal Smart School, Phase X here today.
In the cadet girls and sub-junior category , Sumana Saha of New Public School, Sector 18, clinched both the titles. In junior boys and sub-junior boys category , Tarak Roy of New Public School held the spotlight by winning both titles .
In cadet boys, Divaksh of DAV Public School, Sector 8 won the title. The youth boys title was claimed by Sahil Sharma of Government College, Sector 46 whereas the men’s title was fought well between Pankaj Sharma of PSEB , Patiala and Vikas Sharma of AG Audit Punjab in which ultimately Pankaj Sharma emerged winner.
Maintaining her reputation, promising Kalyani defeated Meghna of Sacred Heart -26 12-11,11-11,11-9 to win the women’s singles title. She had recently claimed women’s singles crown in the Chandigarh State Ranking Tournament.
Kalyani got the better of. Sumana of NPS-18 7-11,9-11,11-8,11-9,11-7 in the youth girls Under-20 final. Kalyani completed a triple title after beating Somana of New Public School by 11-5,12-10,11-9.
Pankaj Sharma of Punjab State Electricity Board , Patiala will take home the men’s trophy as he defeated Vikas of AG, Audit Punjab by 11-9,14-12,11-9 in the final.
Mohali Planning Board chairman N K Sharma was the chief guest and distributed the prizes. and Sh. Manohar Singh , District Sports Officer, Mohali will be the guest of honour. Manav Mangal Group of Schools Director Sanjay Sardana welcomed the chief guest.
Results (finals): Junior girls singles (Under-17) Final: Kalyani (Manav Mangal-Chd) bt. Somana (NPS-18) 11-5,12-10,11-9.
Junior boys (Under-17): Tarak Roy (NPS-18) bt Subhankar (NPS-18) 6-11,11-9,11-8,11-6.
Sub junior girls (Under-14): Sumana (NPS-18) bt Anu Saini (Manav Mangal –Pkl) 11-8,2-11,11-4,7-11,11-4.
Sub-junior boys (Under-14): Tarak Roy (NPS-18) bt Subhankar (NPS-18) 11-5,12-10,11-9.
Cadet girls (Under-12): Sumana Saha (NPS-18) bt Pareen (DAVPS-8) 11-4,11-6,11-5.
Cadet boys (Under-12): Divaksh (DAVPS-8) got w/o against Pankaj (St. Stephen-45)
Youth girls (Under-20): Kalyani (Manav Mangal-Chd) bt Sumana (NPS-18) 7-11,9-11,11-8,11-9,11-7. Semi-finals: Kalyani (Manav Mangal-Chd) bt Nirdosh (Ludhiana) Sumana (NPS-18) bt. Bhawna (SGGS)11-7,6-11, 11-9, 11-6
Youth boys (Under-20) Final: Sahil Sharma (Govt. College 46) bt. Dipanjan Roy (NPS-18) 12-10,11-4,11-8,11-9. Semi-finals: Dipanjan Roy (NPS-18) bt. Prashant Yadav (Gurgaon) 8-11, 11-13, 11-9,11-8,11-2. Sahil Sharma (GM-26) bt. Shubhankar (NPS-18) 11-9,8-11,11-3,11-8.
Women’s singles (final): Kalyani (Manav Mangal –Chd) bt Meghna (Sacred Heart -26) 12-11,11-11,11-9. Semi-finals: Meghna (Sacred Heart -26) bt. Sumana Saha(NPS-18) 11-5,7-11,12-10,7-11,11-8, Kalyani (Manav Mangal –Chd) bt. Nirdosh (Ludhiana) 12-14,11-7,11-6,11-7.
Men’s singles (final): Pankaj Sharma (PSEB Patiala) bt. Vikas (AG, Audit -Pb.) 11-9,14-12,11-9. Semi-finals : Vikas (AG Audit -Pb.) bt Sanjay (SGGS College-26) 8-11,11-9,11-3,11-9, Pankaj Sharma (PSEB Patiala ) bt Prashant Yadav (Gurgaon) 11-6,4-11,11-6,11-4.