Top seed Mangaonkar tunes up for Asian Games with Maharashtra title
Mangaonkar, a member of the Indian Games squad, got the better of third seed Pradhan in the all-Mumbai final 11-8, 12-10, 12-10 to pocket the champion's purse of Rs 1.3 lakh
Top seed Mahesh Mangaonkar tuned up for tougher battles ahead in the Asian Games by overcoming a fighting Abhishek Pradhan to lift the title in the 43rd Maharashtra State Men's Squash tournament yesterday.
Mangaonkar, a member of the Indian Games squad, got the better of third seed Pradhan in the all-Mumbai final 11-8, 12-10, 12-10 to pocket the champion's purse of Rs 1.3 lakh. Pradhan received Rs 75,000 for his runner-up finish in the event. Pradhan took some time to settle down Mangaonkar to clinch the opening game.
The second game was much more competitive with fortunes swinging back and forth, leading up to 10-10 before the top seed stepped up his game and managed to grab the next two points for a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five game match.
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