Twin sisters Galya and Leoma Fernandes; Anushri Naik and Samaira Soares have moved into the finals of Bambolim Beach Resort State TT championship, at Peddem.
In the girls U15 semi-finals, Galya snatched an exciting 3-1 (8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 13-11) win over Ruchi Kirtani while Leoma eased her way to a 3-0 (13-11, 11-5, 11-6) win over Riya Gopi in the other semis.
In the girls U19 section, the first semis was contested between the two sisters with Leoma emerging on top. She won 11-9, 9-11, 12-10, 12-10 to prevail with a 3-1 win over Galya. Anushri Naik cruised past Neeja Kamat, winning the other semis by 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-8). Galya reversed the result in the Girls U17 category with an exciting 3-1 (11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9) win over Leoma. The other semis was an edge-of-the-seat thriller where Samaira Soares emerged victorious at the expense of Urvi Surlakar. Down by two sets, Samaira came back strongly to register a 3-2 (8-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-3) win.
The concluding ranking championship of the season has been organised by the Goa Table Tennis Association in collaboration with Sports authority of Goa (SAG) and the North Goa Table Tennis Development Council, and powered by Bambolim Beach Resort.