Frenaz Chipia is back on the table as she will look to maintain her dominance in the women’s table tennis in the State at the Tapti Valley International School 4th Gujarat State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament 2021 being organised by the Surat District Table Tennis Association from November 12 to 14 in Surat.
While local girl Frenaz will be an overwhelming favourite for the women’s title, the big question will be whether an array of talented youngsters, including Surat’s Filzah Fatema Kadri, can pose a challenge to Frenaz in the tournament.
Filzah, who had won the women’s title in Rajkot in the absence of Frenaz, will no doubt be an overwhelming favourite in the junior girls’ (U-19) category where she has a hefty 70-point lead over her nearest challenger, Bhavnagar’s Namna Jayswal.
Ahmedabad’s Nidhi Prajapati and Pratha Pawar will renew their rivalry for the junior girls’ (U-17) title but they will also keep a tab on Surat’s Milli Tanna and Arnee Parmar.
Meanwhile, in the men’s draw, Kachchh’s Ishaan Hingorani will be keen to keep the momentum going after breaking his duck in the Rajkot. But with Vadodara’s Jalay Mehta keen to turn the clock back and the likes of Ahmedabad’s Chitrax Bhatt and Akshit Savla along with promising local boy Shlok Bajaj waiting to grab any opportunity, Ishaan will need to stop blowing hot and cold.