Muscat: The PITSPOT-ISC Badminton Tournament entered into the final stages of the boys/girls U-10 category with Mebel Manoj showing his class by beating Parikishit Shetty in straight sets 21-4, 21-11.
In another U-15 final for girls, Sachi Datta overcame a spirited Kshma to clinch the title 22-20, 21-14. The skill among the children groups has been very promising, showing good potential for the future.
In the boys U-15 semifinal, Mebel Manoj beat Shreehari while Jewel prevailed in three sets over Shreehari 21-7, 17-21, 21-18.
In the men’s singles, Abdul Salam overcame Gireesh Kumar in three gruelling sets which saw good rallies and test of stamina, to come out on top 21-19, 12-21, 21-18. In another match in the Veterans category, Percy Pereira overcame his opponent Chacko V in a three-game thriller 21-19, 6-21, 21-14 against whom he had lost last year.