GOA’S TANISHA, SHOURYA WIN INDIA CLUB UAE OPEN BADMINTON TITLES
Goa’s Tanisha Crasto won the India Club UAE Open Ladies singles title for the second year in running after beating fellow countrywomen Nida Najeeb 21-10, 21-11. In the 41st edition of the championships held in Dubai, Tanisha, a rising talent who has won three All India Ranking medals last season, also won the Mixed Doubles title for the 3rd consecutive year as she along with her partner Ketan Chahal defeated Somi Ramdani / Ana Rose Espinosa 21-19, 21-16.
Her third finals, in the Under 19 Girls singles category, was an easy win for her. Tanisha hardly broke a sweat on her way to a 21-6, 21-3 straight sets win against Irene Elsa Alexander, making it a triple delight for her. Shourya Joshi, another young emerging talent from Goa, rose to the occasion to win the under 15 Boys singles title with a straight sets 21-11, 21-17 win over Nabhan Najeeb. Shourya later stepped up to defeat Raza Ali Adil 21-16, 21-10 to claim the boys under-17 final and emerge double crown winner.