Smash maniacs dominate table tennis tourney

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Smash Maniacs maintained their dominance in local table tennis after topping the men and women competitions during the national club championships at Babusi Hall in Gaborone on Saturday.

After an easy passage to the finals as unbeaten Group A leaders, Maniacs men smashed their rivals Nhabe 3-0 in the final. Former number one, Bonolo Mabote set Maniacs on the way to the convincing victory by defeating Nhabe's Santudu.

The bulky Santudu had earlier displayed impressive form in the group stages and probably fancied chances of further humiliating the out-of-sorts Mabote. However, in a fight to redeem himself after a disastrous campaign last year, Mabote was resolute in the final. He had a somewhat sloppy start to the first set, allowing his opponent to take control in the early stages. Thrice he came from behind but once he got going, he never looked back. He won the set 11-7.

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