Local boys Aditya Deshpande of PYC,Sanket Mutha of Corner Pocket and Viren Sharma of Palazo stood out on the opening day of the second leg of the PYC-BSAM All India under-25 Snooker Challenge,being organised by Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra (BSAM) and played at PYC Hindu Gymkhana.
Aditya Deshpande of hosts PYC scored a 3-1 win over Nashik lad Rohit Jadhav 76-45,9-58,57-29,60-18,while Viren Sharma of Palazo edged out former Womens National Champion and local girl Arantxa Sanchez 3-2 (58-36,46-46,51-41,28-54,61-30).
In another close encounter,Sanket Mutha of Corner Pocket edged out Rajwardhan Joshi of PYC 3-2(56-46,37-65,40-65,61-17,44-33) in a league encounter.
In other matches,Kaivalya Chavan from Satara beat Anupam Jha of Palazo 3-2 (55-32,56-44,32-59,8-75,52-23),while Suraj Rathi of Poona Club scored a 3-2 (51-62,58-30,35-58,63-61,47-17) win over Umesh Barve from Mumbai.
Viren Sharma(Palazo) bt Arantxa Sanchez(PYC) 3-2(58-36,46-46,51-41,28-54,61-30);
Aditya Deshpande(PYC) bt Rohit Jadhav (Nashik) 3-1(76-45,9-58,57-29,60-18);
Sumit Kataria (Shadowz) W/O Sonu Matang;
Sanket Mutha (Corner Pocket) bt Rajwardhan Joshi (PYC) 3-2(56-46,37-65,40-65,61-17,44-33);
Dilip Kumar (Chennai) bt Bhargav Patel (Corner Pocket) 3-0(57-16,80-8,71-17);
Abhijit Ranade (Nashik) bt Yash Deshpande(Deccan Gymkhana) 3-1(55-18,39-40,56-02,65-26);
Kaivalya Chavan (Satara) bt Anupam Jha (Palazo) 3-2 (55-32,56-44,32-59,8-75,52-23);
Arpit Shah (Mumbai) bt Pratik Kadam(Cue Club) 3-0(50-25,67-14,48-35);
Suraj Rathi(Poona Club) bt Umesh Barve(Mumbai) 3-2(51-62,58-30,35-58,63-61,47-17).