Mumbai: Men’s top seed Martand Biniwale of Pune and youth girls No. 1 Mallika Bhandarkar of Nagpur were shocked, in the 1st Maharashtra State Ranking TT Tournament. Biniwale endured a surprise challenge from fourth seed Omkar Torgalkar of Mumbai Suburban who snatched a thrilling 7-11, 15-13, 12-10, 12-10, 13-15, 11-8 semi-final win in six riveting games. Biniwale, who got off to a good start by winning the opening game, fell behind 1-3 after three nail-biting games, but kept his hopes alive by bagging the crucial fifth game.

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