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Diya beats top seed Aleena in Asian U-14 tournament
Lucknow: Third seed Diya Chaudhary beat top seed Aleena Farid 6-1, 6-4 in the girls semifinals of the Asian under-14 tennis tournament at the Vijayant Khand Stadium courts on Friday.
In the final, Diya will play Sherry Sharma who beat Khushi Gaur 6-3, 6-3. The boys final will be between top seed Prakaash Sarran and second seed Vivaan Bidasaria.
Purav, Divij, Yuki and Saketh in Challenger finals
Purav Raja and Divij Sharan beat Theo Arribage and Luke Johnson 4-6, 7-5, [10-7] to reach the doubles final of the €67,960 Challenger tennis tournament in France on Friday.
Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni also reached the Challenger doubles final in Korea.
In the $25,000 ITF men’s event in Britain, third seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran reached the final and will play seventh seed Mili Poljicak of Croatia.
AITA men’s tournament: Aditya Nandal beats Ajay Kundu to win title
Top seed Aditya Nandal beat Ajay Kundu 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Rs.1,00,000 AITA men’s tennis tournament at the Tejli Sports Complex on Friday.
Ajay had earlier won the doubles title in partnership with Deepender Grewal, beating Aditya Nandal and Amrutjay Mohanty.
NCC Directorate beats Birsa Munda Vidyapitha in Nehru U-17 girls tournament
New Delhi: The NCC Directorate beat Birsa Munda Vidyapitha, Rourkela, 8-0 in a group-I encounter and qualified for the semifinals of the Charanjit Rai 28th Nehru under-17 girls hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Friday.
Ravina, Tamanna Yadav and Riya scored two goals each for the winner, while Sejal and Khushi chipped in with a goal each.
In the semifinals, NCC will play Lallengvunga High School, Thenzawl, Mizoram, at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The other semifinal will follow, between Madhya Pradesh women’s hockey academy, Gwalior and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Bhubaneswar.
National Games: Lohan, Kochhar share lead in men’s golf
Abhinav Lohan and Karandeep Kochhar shared the lead with an identical total of 134 in the men’s section after the second day’s play in the National Games at the Kensville Golf and Country Club on Friday.
Amandeep Kaur aggregated 141 for two rounds to be in sole lead in the women’s section.
Men: Individual: Abhinav Lohan (68, 66) and Karandeep Kochhar (68, 66) 134; Rohan Patil (67, 74) 141; Arjun Bhati (72, 70) and Sunhit Bishnoi (73, 69) 142; Ishaan Chawhan (71, 72) and Varun Parikh (74, 69) 143.
Team: Haryana 289; Delhi 290; Karnataka 291; Gujarat and Chandigarh 293.
Women: Amandeep Kaur (72, 69) 141; Nishna Patel (74, 68) 142; Avani Prashanth (71, 74) 145; Gaurika Bishnoi (73, 74) 147; Puneet Kaur Bajwa (75, 74), Durga Nittur (73, 76) and Vani Kapoor (75, 74) 149.
Team: Maharashtra 291; Punjab 293; Karnataka 294; Haryana 301; Delhi 309.
– Y. B. Sarangi
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