Urmila Mense bags double crown at Salgaocar TT
Urmila Mense bagged a double crown at the 29th All-Goa Major Ranking Salgaocar Table Tennis Tournament, organised by Cortalim Gymkhana and sponsored by M/s VM Salgaocar & Co.
Urmila won her sub-junior girls event defeating Tanisi Kirtani 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 while in the junior girls event, she once again upset Tanisi Kirtani 14-12, 11-6, 11-9.
Meanwhile, Aditi Chodankar beat Tanvi Naik 11-3, 11-8, 11-7 to win the mini-cadet girls title. In the cadet girls, Tanisi Kirtani outclassed Pruta Parriker 11-2, 11-5, 11-6 in straight sets.
Meanwhile, Yash Salgaocar won the sub-junior boys events defeating Wesley Rosario 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, while Tejas Shevde clinched junior boys title as he overcame stiff challenge from Yash Salgaocar 11-8, 11-9, 11-5.
Vaidik Shrivistava and Wesley Rosario emerged winners in the boys mini cadet and boys cadet events respectively. Vaidik defeated Nilay Kamat 11-7, 11-4, 11-1 while Wesley got the better of Vaidik Shrivastava 11-5, 11-4, 11-5.
Later, chief guest Ms Elina Saldanha, Minister for Forest & Environment and MLA of Cortalim, gave away the prizes. Others present were Mr Vero Nunes, president GTTA, Mr Ashok Mhambre, secretary GTTA, Mr Hillario Figuredo, sarpanch of Cortalim, Ms Anita Kenkre, panchayat member, Mr Prabhakar Salgaokar, president Kutthal Seve Sangh and Mr Cliff Dias.
Mr Satish Keni, general secretary, Cortalim Gymkhana welcomed the guests, while Mr Shyam Keni, Sports secretary, Cortalim Gymkhana proposed the vote of thanks. [NT]