Times of Oman
Table tennis: Subash claims men’s A title at ISC tourney
May 17, 2017 | 7:48 PM
by Times News Service
Men's A singles title winner Subash Pillai, left, and Areeb Usman. Photo - Supplied
 
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Muscat: Teenager Subash Pillai played brilliant attacking table tennis to win the men’s A singles title of Al Amana Building Materials Company-sponsored Annual Table Tennis Tournament organised by the Indian Social Club (ISC).

In the final, Subash showed positive intent from the word go and gave very little away to register a hard-fought 10-12, 11-4, 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 11-4 victory over Areeb Usman.

With a forehand smash across the table Areeb saved game point and converted the next two to win the opening game.

Subash won the second and a see-saw battle saw scores deadlocked at 8-all in the third game before Subash went on the offensive to take a 2-1 lead and won the fourth.

Areeb won the fifth game to keep his hopes alive but Subash showed no mercy as he won the sixth game to claim the men’s A title, the first of three possible titles. Subash has also qualified for the men’s singles final and together with his partner P. Sai Saran, has reached the men’s doubles final.


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