Dheeraj Rai will clash with Manish Yadav in Men’s singles finals of the MCC All Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis Tournament organised by MCC Margao under the aegis of Goa Table Tennis Association, at MCC Hall, Margao.
Top seed Dheeraj was in cruise control as he eased past Reagan Pinto 4-0 in the Men’s semis. In the other semis, young Azriel Fernandes took a set of Manish Yadav before succumbing to a 1-4 loss. In Juniors (U17) Boys singles, Azriel Fernandes has set up a title clash with top seed Khushal Naik. In the semi-finals, Azriel had it easy against Aaron Farias, winning 3-0 while Khushal was made to work hard before prevailing to a 3-1 win over Akshan Lawande.
The results: Junior (U17) Boys quarters - Azriel Fernandes bt Dave Dias 3-0, Aaron Farias bt Darren Duarte (walkover), Khushal Naik bt Saket Kapileshwari 3-1, Akshan Lawande bt Chandan Caro 3-0; Junior (U17) Boys semi-finals - Azriel Fernandes bt Aaron Farias 3-0, Khushal Naik bt Akshan Lawande 3-1; Men’s quarters - Dheeraj Rai bt Khushal Naik 4-0, Reagan Pinto bt Diljeet Velingker 4-3, Azriel Fernandes bt Noel Noronha 4-2, Manish Yadav bt Neeraj Kannure 4-0; Men’s semis - Dheeraj Rai bt Reagan Pinto 4-0, Manish Yadav bt Azriel Fernandes 4-1.