Gothe, Shrestha win singles titles

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 25, 2016-

Shiva Sundar Gothe of Nepal APF Club and Nabita Shrestha of Nepal Police Club (NPC) claimed singles titles of the Venus Cup National Open Table Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

In the men’s final, Gothe defeated Deep Saun of NPC 14-12, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-7. Earlier in the semi-finals, Gothe saw off Purushottam Bajracharya and Saun beat Chandan Shahi of APF.

Shrestha had an easy ride cruising past clubmate Elina Maharjan 12-10, 11-8, 11-7, 11-8. In the semi-finals, Shrestha beat Erika Maharjan and Elina edged Rabina Maharjan. The winners and runners-up in both the categories got Rs 25,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively. Third place finishers earned Rs 5,000 each.

The cash prizes were only given to the men’s and women’s singles winners. Syantu Shrestha of Prime won the junior boys’ singles, defeating Narayan Ghimire of Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) 11-4, 11-5, 11-6. Subodh Limbu of Sunsari and Bipin Maharjan of Prime finished joint third.

Lasata Maharjan of Adarsha Vidya Mandir (AVM) had won the junior girls’ singles on Monday. Ritij Joshi of AVM won the cadet boys’ singles struggling past schoolmate Sanyog Kapali 9-11, 11-8, 12-10, 6-11, 11-5. Namgyal Lama of Swarnim and Diken Maharjan of AVM were the losing semi-finalists. Dikshya Dahal of Sunsari had won the cadet girls’ singles on Monday.

Published: 25-05-2016 08:13

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