Nikhilesh to Defend TT Title Against Gupta

DUBAI - Defending champion G. Sai Nikhilesh and Natun Das Gupta, both of Indian High School, Dubai, will meet in the final of the 19th Al Sadiq Inter-school Table Tennis Tournament on Thursday.



Nikhilesh eased past Raveen Sajee Mathai of The Millennium School while Gupta was made to work hard in the other semifinal against Raghav Sharma.

This tournament is being organised by Al Sadiq Islamic English School, Dubai, sponsored by Yamaha, co-sponsored by Ladies Corner Trading and Young Talent Cricket Academy.

The Indian High School, Dubai will face The Millennium School, Dubai at 2pm in the Team Championship for the Al Sadiq Cup while the individual final for the Al Yousuf Cup is scheduled for 2.45pm. Eqbal Al Yousuf, President, Al Yousuf Group of Companies will be presenting the trophies to the winners on this occasion.

RESULTS

Quarter-finals: Natun Das Gupta (Indian High School, Dubai) bt Asad Raza Naqvi (Arab Unity School, Dubai) 11-3 11-6 11-5, G Sai Nikhilesh (Indian High School, Dubai) bt Yash Mathur (Indian High School, Dubai) 8-11 11-8 11-4 11-8; Raveen Sajee Mathai (The Millennium School, Dubai) bt Malhaar Sahore (The Millenium School, Dubai) 13-11 11-6 11-7; Raghav Sharma (The Indian High School, Dubai) bt Rahul Kothari (The Millenium School, Dubai) 11-2 11-8 10-12 14-12; Semifinals: G. Sai Nikhilesh (Indian High School, Dubai) bt Raveen Sajee Mathai (The Millennium School, Dubai) 11-5 11-4 11-8; Natun Das Gupta (Indian High School, Dubai) bt Raghav Sharma (The Indian High School, Dubai) 11-6 11-7 7-11 11-6.


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