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Sangeeta goes down fighting to Randhe

06 Mar 2018, 22:34 IST
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Mumbai, Mar 6 (PTI) SangeetaHemchand of Cricket Club of India (CCI) put up a spirited performance before going down fighting 3-4 to Shubham Randhe of Elphinstone Cricket Club in the first round match of Matunga Gymkhana 6-Red Open Snooker Tournament 2018 hosted by Matunga Gymkhana here.

Sangeeta started on a promising note by pocketing the first two frames before Randhe fought back to win the next two to draw level (2-all).

Once again, Sangeeta found her touch to win the fifth and put herself within distance of finishing off the match.

But her rival Randhe clawed his way back and with steady play managed to take the last two frames to snatch a hard-earned 21-30, 13-34, 30-15, 44-30, 20-42, 48-12, 54-29 victory and a place in the second round.

In another closely-fought encounter, Sankalp Mundhada of Vashi prevailed over Dhawal Karia of KSC, Mulund pulling off a tight 4-3 (37-28, 50-1, 7-36, 15-53, 25-30, 34-21, 36-27) win.

Results (1stround):Shubham Randhe (ECC) bt Sangeeta Hemchand (CCI) 4-3 (21-30, 13-34, 30-15, 44-30, 20-42, 48-12, 54-29); Sanklap Mundhada (Vashi) bt Dhawal Karia (KSC, Mulund) 4-3 (37-28, 50-1, 7-36, 15-53, 25-30, 34-21, 36-27); Chinmai Gawde (Park Club) bt Shubam Madvi (Dadar Club) 4-3 (45-13, 21-32, 6-34, 51-18, 10-42, 47-11, 32-21); Suraj Karande (Garware) bt Satyen Chanria (Park Club) 4-3 (16-34, 1-43, 47-21, 40-9, 20-45, 41-19, 34-5); Krishna Saraf (JVPG) bt Sameer Karia (Dadar Club) 4-0 (51-37, 49-19, 46-23, 27-15)

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