India No.8 and top seed Aman Balgu was a class apart against junior Nishaad Shah,while second seed Noel Pinto once again outwitted the redoubtable Eric Fernandes on their way to the mens singles final of the JVPGC All Mumbai Ranking table tennis tournament,hosted by Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club here today. Incidentally,both Aman and Noel notched up identical 4-1 wins over their respective rivals.
Nishaad,having ousted many seasoned campaigners on his way to the semis,found Aman to be of totally different class. However,before Aman could find his bearing,Nishaad grabbed the first game. But that was all Nishaad could achieve against Aman,who thereafter just blasted the youngster left and right. Aman hit his heavily spinning drives and smashes to Nishaads extreme forehand and backhand corners,which time and again left Nishaad bewildered. Aman triumphed Shah 7-11,11-9,11-7,11-5,11-5. On the other hand,Noel Pinto was equally severe on Eric,who tried his best to control and counter Noels all-round attack,but found Noel much faster as the second seed went on to win 14-16,11-7,11-6,. 11-9,14-12.
On the distaff side,favourites Shweta Parte and Charvi Kawle just steamrolled their opponents to make the womens and youth girls finals.
Results: Mens singles (Semifinals): Aman Balgu bt Nishaad Shah 7-11,11-9,11-7,11-5,11-5; Noel Pinto bt Eric Fernandes 14-16,11-7,11-6,. 11-9,14-12. Womens singles (Semifinals): Shweta Parte bt Shruti Borker 11-7,11-8,11-6,12-10; Charvi Kawle bt Mrunmayee Mhatre 11-3,10-12,11-8,8-11,11-5 ,11-6. Youth boys singles (Semifinals): Nishaad Shah bt Rhys Albuquerque 8-11,11-7,11-1,11-9,15-13; Ravindra Kotian bt Harsh Maniar 10-12,9-11,5-11,11-5,11-1,11-5,11-3. Youth girls singles (semifinals): Shweta Parte bt Dyuti Patk 11-5,11-4,11-8,11-9; Charvi Kawle bt Ashlesha Trehan 10-12,11-8,11-9,11-9,11-3. Jr girls singles (semifinals): Dyuti Patki bt Manasi Chiplunkar 11-8,11-6,11-5,9-11,12-10; Ashlesha Trehan bt Payal Bohra 11-5,11-5,11-1,11-6. Jr boys singles (semifinals): Ravindra Kotiyan bt Bhavitavya Shah 11-7,12-14,12-10,11-5,8-11,5-11,11-7,11-3,11-9; Nishaad Shah bt Shaurya Pednekar 11-8,5-11,11-7,11-3,11-9. Sub-jr girls singles (Semifinals): Payal Bohra bt Dyuti Patki 13-11,6-11,7-11,11-4,15-13,15-13; Manasi Chiplunkar bt Srushti Haleangadi 15-17,6-11,11-13,12-10,12-10,11-9,11-9. Sub-jr boys singles (semifinals): Shubham Ambre bt Shaurya Pednekar 11-2,11-7,11-8,11-4; Rutwik Pednekar bt Mandar Hardikar 11-9,11-8,11-5,7-11,11-7. Cadet boys singles (Final): Chinmay Somaiya bt Yajat Thanawala 11-6,11-4,5-11,11-3. Cadet girls singles (Final): Aditi Sinha bt Neeha Gupta 11-5,11-6,12-10. Midget boys singles (Final): Yohan Mehta bt Arnav Karnavar 11-5,11-6,11-3.