Joshana Chinappa overcame Egypt’s Habiba Mohamed 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 to lift the women’s title, while Mahesh Mangaonkar suffered a defeat at the hands of Adrian Waller in a tough four set contest in the men’s final.
Joshana Chinappa maintains cool to win NSCI Open
Joshana Chinappa, seeded third in the competition, kept her calm after she was wounded during the second set. The Indian had the lead at the point of injury, but she came back soon onto the court and worked her way back into the game.
“I was just thinking, ‘I hope I don’t have to not play’ because I was in so much pain. But it only lasted about 10 minutes. Fortunately, I was quite warm and that helped me get back on court faster. It all worked out. The crowd was great. They really helped,” said Joshana.
Habiba, who top seeded in the tournament, is a known aggressive player inside the court. However, her on-court aggression failed to work-up the Indian who had vast amount of experience. Joshana Chinappa finally managed to win the final in straight sets, as the 16 year old could only gain some experience from the exercise.
Mahesh Mangaonkar loses men’s final
Mahesh Mangaonkar did his best to make it to the men’s final, however it was not a good day in the finals for Mahesh. Adrian Waller took the lead early winning the first and the second set 11-9 and 11-2. The Indian came all guns firing in the third set to keep hopes alive but failed to carry on the momentum to the fourth set as he lost 11-9, 11-2, 12-14 and 11-6.