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GSC bags Motiram Cup; CCI wins Ullal Cup

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Mumbai: Defending champions Goregaon Sports Club were made to fight all the way by last year’s finalists hosts Bombay Gymkhana before they prevailed 2-1 to retain their hold on the Motiram Cup (for men) on the final day of the IndusInd Bank-Motiram Cup Inter-Club Badminton tournament. It was their state ranked Sushrut Karmarkar who stood out in GSC’s win as he outwitted experienced Sagar Chopda 24-22, 9-21, 21-9 in the singles and latter paired with Harsh Jagdane in the doubles decider for a comprehensive 21-10, 21-9 win over Ayaz Billawala and Shailesh Daga.

Riya Arolkar played a stellar role in CCI women retaining the Ullal Cup with a thrilling 2-1 win over Goregaon SC. Riya not only beat gutsy Kalpita Sawant in a tough three-setter before she triumphed 21-18, 14-21, 21-8, but also was at her best in the do-or-die doubles decider. Riya paired with Vaishnavi Iyer to outclass Kalpita and Jyot Rekhi Kaur 21-15, 21-15 to retain the Ullal Cup for the fifth year.

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