Tanisi, Wesley win double crown

Tanisi Kirtani and Wesley Do Rosario won a double crown each at the ninth edition of the Loyola Ex-Students Association (LESA) All-Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis tournament, which concluded at Loyola school hall, Margao, Sunday.

Tanisi bagged the top honours in the cadet girls and sub-junior girls categories while Wesley Do Rosario won the cadet boys and sub-junior boys categories. Tanisi beat Prutha Parrikar 11-4, 11-8, 11-10 to win the cadet crown while she came back from two sets down to beat Urmila Mense 11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-5 in a five-set thriller to clinch the sub-junior crown.  In the cadet boys final, Wesley got the better of Varun Ghangodkar 11-2, 11-7, 11-5 while in the sub-junior final he got the better
of the challenge from Shidhant Parekh 11-4, 11-6, 7-11 and
12-10.
In the mini cadet (boys) category, Vaidic Shrivastava beat Neelay Kamat 113, 11-6, 11-8 to claim the mini cadet (boys) title while Aditi Chodancar beat Tanvi Naik 11-5, 11-9, 11-9. [NT]