TT tourney: Biniwale,Deshpande claim top prizes

Martand Biniwale cut down Deepak Kadam to claim the men’s singles title at the 13th Le Meridien Players Cup table tennis tournament that was played at Deccan Gymkhana.

Written by Express News Service | Published:May 28, 2013 2:15 am

Martand Biniwale cut down Deepak Kadam to claim the men’s singles title at the 13th Le Meridien Players Cup table tennis tournament that was played at Deccan Gymkhana.

In the final,seasoned professional Biniwale was always in control against Kadam who had downed the top seed on his way to the final. Biniwale did not drop a single game as he closed out the match 11-7,11-2,11-8,12-10.

In the women’s singles final,India international Divya Deshpande outplayed Manasi Chhajed 11-8,11-7,11-7,12-10 to claim the title.

Chhajed’s day got worse as she lost the youth girls U-20 final to top seed Fauzia Meherally 11-7,14-12,7-11,11-7,11-4. Neel Joshi won the youth boys U-20 title beating Chinmay Datar,11-6,5-11,13-11,2-11,11-8,7-11,14-12 in a thriller.

Guru Nadgauda captured the veteran’s singles title beating Nitin Kulkarni 10-12,11-9,9-11,11-4 and 12-10.

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