Indian Sports News Wrap, September 30: Aditya pips Aaradhya in Asian Under-16 tennis final – Sportstar

Champion Aditya Mor (right) with Praneel Sharma in the Asian Under-16 tennis tournament in Lucknow on September 30, 2022. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
Aditya Mor pipped Aaradhya Kshitij 7-5, 7-6(5) in the final of the Asian Under-16 tennis tournament at the Vijayant Khand Stadium courts on Friday.
It was a double crown for Aditya, a trainee of RoundGlass Academy, as he had won the doubles title earlier with fellow trainee Praneel Sharma.
Coach Sukhwant Basra was delighted with the way Aditya executed the tactics in the final and also the robust manner he had played the doubles with Praneel.
The girls title was bagged by Jaya Kapoor who breezed past her doubles partner Shagun Kumari 6-3, 6-0. It was a double crown for Jaya as well, as she had won the doubles title earlier.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
Bopanna wins doubles semifinals in Tel Aviv
Rohan Bopanna, seeded No.1 with Matwe Middelkoop, beat Sadio Dumbia and Fabien Reboul 4-6, 7-6(3), [10-8] in the doubles semifinals of the $1,019,855 ATP tennis tournament in Tel Aviv on Friday.
In the ATP event in Seoul, Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni were beaten 7-5, 7-5 by top seeds Raven Klaasen and Nathaniel Lammons in the doubles semifinals. The Indian pair collected $18,530 and 90 ATP points.
In the ITF women’s event in Ecuador, Smriti Bhasin went down fighting in three hours and 22 minutes to third seed Maria Perez-Garcia 7-6(7), 5-7, 1-6 in the pre-quarterfinals.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
Sheetla, Nandii guide Sri Guru Nanak school to victory at Nehru under-17 girls hockey tournament
Sheetla Yadav and Nandini Yadav scored a goal each to help Sri Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Rajnandgaon, to a 2-1 victory over Rose Bud School, Devgadh, Baria, in the preliminary league phase of the Charanjit Rai 28th Nehru under-17 girls hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday.
Vegad Ranjan scored the goal for the Baria team.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
Modest start for Aditi Ashok on LPGA
India's Aditi Ashok carded a modest three-over 74 in the opening round to lie tied 72nd at The Ascendant LPGA here.
The Indian had just one birdie against four bogeys.
Aditi, starting on the back nine, had a rough run from 14th to 18th with three bogeys and then had one more bogey on the second to go 4-over.
She did pull back a shot with a birdie on the sixth. She will now need a good solid second round to make the cut.
Sharma gets off to rough start at Dunhill Links
India’s Shubhankar Sharma had a rough start as he carded two-over 74 in the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship here.
Sharma was down five over after five holes, but made a valiant attempt thereafter to repair the damage at the Old Course, St. Andrews.
The players play a round each at the Old Course, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie before the final round at Old Course.
Teeing up at the Old Course, Sharma had pars on 10th and 11th but then bogeyed 12th and 13th. The Indian then dropped a triple bogey on Par-5.
A birdie on 17th was followed by a bogey on second. He then had three birdies on fourth, fifth and seventh to finish at 74.
Sharma plays his second round at the Carnoustie Course, considered the toughest of the three.
Due to forecast bad weather on Friday, round two of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will have a shotgun start across the three courses for all competitors.
Delhi Golf Club League: Achal, Netra fire hole-in-one
Veteran Achal Nath and upcoming golfer Netra Suri shot a hole-in-one each on the par-3 17th hole as Athletic Drive crushed BI Luxury 14 points to 2.5 in a Group ‘D’ encounter of the Lloyd Delhi Golf Club League here on Friday.
– Rakesh Rao
India finishes 22nd in men’s trap team championship in Shotgun World Championship
The Indian trio of Prithviraj Tondaiman, Vivaan Kapoor and Bhowneesh Mendiratta shot 205 in the trap team championship to finish 22nd in the Shotgun World Championship in Osijek, Croatia, on Friday.
Bhowneesh, who had won the Olympic quota place earlier for Paris, and Vivaan shot 69 each while Prithviraj Tondaiman could muster only 67 following a below par second round of 20. India missed qualification for the medal round by 10 points.
In the women’s trap team championship, the India team of Shreyasi Singh (67), Manisha Keer (65) and Neeru (61) placed ninth with a total of 193. The top four teams, Italy, Finland, China and Australia made the cut for the medal round with scores ranging from 214 to 202.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
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