Ahmedabad: Capable Himansh Dahiya and Arnee Parmar will lead the top line for the second Gujarat State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament 2021 (Phase I) to be held in Valsad from October 8-10.
The tournament will be played at the Nagar Palika Sports Complex Indoor Stadium. Himansh, the top ranked state player in the Boys’ U-15 category, will be in the limelight as he would like to make amends for his semifinal loss at Modasa. However, the talented youngster from Ahmedabad will need to keep his guard up against the likes of Aayush Tanna of Surat, Aravalli’s Harshvardhan Patel, Ahmedabad’s Aarya Kataria and an unsuspecting but equally dangerous Vivaan Dave of Surat.
Surat’s Arnee, the top-ranked player in the state in the Girls’ U-15 category, will hope to change the script against defending champion Nidhi Prajapati of Ahmedabad but will have a battle in hand against the likes of Ahmedabad’s Pratha Pawar, who seems to have hit right note this season and Moubini Chatterjee, Bhavnagar’s Riya Jayswal among others. Aarya will be hoping to better his fourth-place finish at Modasa.