Manvi, Dimple and Ishita win
MUSCAT: Manvi Sarawanan, Dimple Malwiya and Ishita Sharma are on course to qualify for the semifinals of girls under-13 singles at the Villerroy & Boch +Hansgrohe Open Table Tennis Tournament organised by the Indian Social Club.
In the round-robin phase of the event, both Manvi and Dimple have recorded two victories each. While Manvi defeated Akshara Pateria and Sammridhi with a 3-0 verdict, Dimple recorded 3-0 victories over Harshita Sharma and Shweta Ganesh. Ishita also register edwins over Harshita Sharma 3-0 and Shweta Ganesh also 3-0.
In first round of the boys U-16 singles, Madhav Vinod defeated Shlok Ail 11-4,11-7, 11-7, Vrishab Dhavale ousted Arunachalam R 11-4, 11-6, 11-8, R. Vignesh defeated Joshua Joseph 11-3, 11-5, 11-8, Vedant Bahirat overcame Robert Joseph 11-7, 11-9, 11-9 and Indonesian teenager Kiko Winayabo caused an upset when he defeated fancied MV Sai in five games 11-8, 7-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-9.