Table tennis: Allan and Sanskar clinch doubles title at ISC tourney
May 14, 2017 | 6:00 PM
by Times News Service
Junior doubles finalists pose before the final. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: The duo of Allan Thiyagaseelan and Sanskar Dubey captured the junior doubles title at the Al Amana Building Materials Company-sponsored Annual Table Tennis Tournament organised by the Indian Social Club (ISC). In a repeat of last year’s final, the second seeded team of Allan Thiyagaseelan and Sanskar Dubey put in a brilliant show of teamwork and held their nerves to upset the top seeds and defending champions Shounak Kelkar and Prakhar Pateriya. Allan and Sanskar rallied from two games down to script a brilliant 12-14, 4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-4, 2-11, 11-7 victory to claim the junior doubles crown. The combo of Subash Pillai and Sai Saran looked in good nick and posted three back to back victories to assure themselves a place in the final of the men’s doubles event. In the doubles league, Subash and Sai Saran remained unbeated with victories over M. Zaheeruddin and Simon Joseph, Shounak Kelkar and Prakhar Pateriya and over the team of Areeb Usman and Dinesh Gandhi. The team of Zaheeruddin and Simon Joseph registered two victories, over Areeb and Dinesh and over the team of Shounak Kelkar and Prakhar Pateria while losing to Suhail Khan and Yash Tanna and to Subash and Sai Saran.

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