India have made a clean sweep of all the titles on offer in the badminton competition of DSC Dubai Sports Community Club’s Tournament, with rising star Tanisha Crasto winning three of them.
The 17-year old Crasto, who is India’s top-ranked junior doubles player and has represented the country at the World Junior Badminton Championships, showed great resilience on the day, winning all eight of her matches in front of an appreciate audience at the tournament venue – Dubai Sports World at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Crasto won the women’s single title defeating compatriot Tanika Sequeira 15-8 15-4, and then added the doubles and mixed doubles gold to her kitty. In the women’s doubles, she paired with Vidya Manghnani to beat the Nepalese duo of Gyanu Maya Baral and Saniya Chand 15-5 15-9, while she won the mixed doubles alongside James Varghese, defeating another Nepalese pair of Bikki Budha and Gyanu Maya Baral (Nepal) 15-5 15-6.
In the men’s singles final, India’s Sachin Seth prevailed 15-12, 15-6 over China’s Che Liang, while the Indian duo of Rohith Haridas and Shibil CP rallied to clinch the men’s doubles crown, edging Michael Nucop Shapcotte and Vicente Reyes of the Philippines 11-15, 15-8, 15-12.
In the basketball championship, Syria beat the Philippines 45-41 in the women’s final, while the Philippines men edged USA 49-47 for the title.
In the cricket tournament, India Club 2 defeated India Club 1 for the title.
Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Sports Community Club’s Tournament features players and teams from 14 social clubs and communities of Dubai, including India Club, Pakistani Club, Jordanian Social Club, Sudanese Social Club, Egyptian Social Club, Filipino Social Club, the Lebanese Community, the Syrian Community, the Nepalese Community, the Sri Lankan Community, the American Community, the Indonesian Community, the Yemeni Community and the Chinese Community.