March 9th, 2019 Posted In: sports

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Aman Chauhan and Ridhima Naik emerged Cadets Boys and Girls singles winners while Aaron Colaco and Kiara Soares walked away with Youth Boys and Girls singles titles, at the GCCI Cup Table Tennis Talent Search Tournament (Non Ranking) organised by Panjim Table Tennis Club in collaboration with Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Table Tennis Hall, Athletics stadium, Bambolim.

In the 8th edition of the championship, annually held to promote upcoming players and held under the aegis of Goa Table Tennis Association, Aman Chauhan defeated Sidhant Parsekar 3 – 0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-8) to emerge victorious in Cadets Boys category.

In cadets girls section, Ridhima Naik too had it easy against Pavni Desai, winning 3-0 (11-8, 12-10, 11-8). Aaron Colaco put it across Nathan Barua, in Youth Boys singles, winning 3-1 (12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8) while Kiara Soares was stretched by Saimira Kamat before prevailing to a 3 -1 (11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9) win over her young opponent in the Youth Girls singles category. 

Semi finals prizes were awarded to the following players: Saksham Dukle and Darren Duarte (Cadets Boys); Arya Palang and Josian Rodrigues (Cadets Girls);  Advait Mudras and Zubin Bocarro (Youth Boys) and Ridhima Naik and Arya Palang (Youth Girls). Promising player prize was bagged by Darren Duarte. Sachin Soares, Table Tennis promoter, along with Panjim TT Club officials Sandeep Heble (Vice President), Selvyn Godinho (Secretary) and Gaurang Bhangui (Chief Referee) graced the prize distribution.

Following are the results:

Cadets Boys Singles Semi finals

Aman Chauhan def. Saksham Dukle 3 – 0 ( 11-5, 12-10, 11-9)

Sidhant Parsekar def. Darren Duarte 3 – 0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-9)


Cadets Boys Singles Finals

Aman Chauhan def.  Sidhant Parsekar 3 – 0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-8)


Cadets Girls Singles Semi finals

Pavni Desai def. Arya Palang 3 – 2 (11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8)

Ridhima Naik def. Josian Rodrigues 3 – 0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-6)


Cadets Girls Singles Finals

Ridhima Naik def. Pavni Desai 3-0 (11-8, 12-10, 11-8)


Youth Boys Singles Semi finals

Aaron Colaco def. Advait Mudras 3-1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10)

Nathan Barua def. Zubin Bocarro 3 -0 (13-11, 11-8, 11-9)


Youth Boys Singles Finals

Aaron Colaco def. Nathan Barua 3-1 (12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8)


Youth Girls Singles Semi finals

Kiara Soares def. Ridhima Naik  3 – 1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-7)

Saimira Kama def. Arya Palang 3 -2 (8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8)


Youth Girls Singles Finals

Kiara Soares def. Saimira Kamat 3 -1 (11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9)


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