Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sanil Shetty wins US Open U-21 Crown

Maharashtra's star player, Sanil Shetty won the prestigious US Open title for Boys U 21. India earned more bragging rights when juniors Spoorthi and Utkarsh Gupta won the U 13 Girls and Boys titles.

Sharath Kamal progressed to the semi-finals of the blue ribbon event, the Men's Singles. He will also figure in the Men's doubles semi-finals along with partner Subhajit Saha. Subhajit lost in the Quarters, while Anthony Amalraj too made an exit in an earlier round but not before giving a big scare to the top seed, Keinath Thomas.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Koparkar Scores and Emphatic Title Win

Aniket Serves with intense concentration in this file photo
Pune's Aniket Koparkar, won the 3rd State Ranking Tournament at the University Pavilion (Marine Lines). In the finals, he beat top seed Aman Balgu of Mumbai 4-0 (Details to follow).

What is more heartening is that Koparkar trashed his close rivals Balgu and Martand Biniwale (against whom he had a narrow loss last year) without losing a single game. This augurs well for the coming National tournament season that is soon slated to start.

Martand Biniwale won the Youth Boy's singles title, while Devdutt Phadnavis of Nagpur bagged the Junior Boy's singles title.