Akshan Lawande and Khushal Naik shine in the Boys Cadet Category of the Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Table Tennis Championship 2019

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Goa Khabar: Day one of the Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Table Tennis Championship 2019 started off with exciting matches played out in the Boys Cadet category. The state level ranking tournament which is one of the few of its kind in the state started on today 1stOctober at the sports arena at Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias in Miramar.

The Boys Cadet category saw some of the most exciting matches being played out with Akshan Lawande and Khushal Naik going the distance in the initial matches. Akshan Lawande was on top of his game right from the start and eventually closed out the game 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-4) defeating Amaan Chowhan. In the other game played out simultaneously Khushal Naik won the game scoring 3-0 (11-8, 13-11, 11-6) against Atharv Dhulapkar.

In the semi-finals Akshan Lawande defeated Aaron Farias scoring 3-1 (12-10, 5-11, 11-5, 11-9). In the second semi finals Khushal Naik defeated Siddhant Parsekar scoring 3-0 (16-14, 11-7, 11-6).  Day two of the championship will see Junior Boys and Sub Jr. Boys in action. Matches are scheduled between 4pm and 8:30pm in the evening.

The table tennis championshipis an annual fixture on the state’s sports calendar slated to be held in each year. Day two of the championship will see games being played in the Junior Boys and Sub Junior Boys category.

The tournament includes eleven categories – Under 12(Cadet Girls and Boys), Under 15 (Sub Junior Girls and Boys), Under 18 (Junior Girls and Boys) Men’s Singles, Ladies Singles, Veteran Singles (Above 40), Veteran Singles (Above 50) and Veteran Singles (Above 60). Prizes collectively amounting to INR 43,000 will be awarded to winners in the various categories.

Over the past 80 years under the leadership of various individuals, the club has innovated and improved keeping in the mind the requirement of its members. The club offers facilities for playing badminton, squash, table tennis, billiards and tennis within its premises.