Indian sports activities information wrap, October 17



Dharwad ITF: Suraj, Madhwin rating upset wins to enter foremost spherical

Karnataka’s Suraj Prabodh and Gujarat’s Madhwin Kamath scored upset victories to make it to the principle draw after knocking out fancied gamers within the ITF Dharwad Males’s World Tennis Tour 2023 on the Dharwad District Garden Tennis Affiliation courts right here on Tuesday. The primary draw of the US $ 25,000 started as we speak.

Whereas Madhwin staged an outstanding comeback win in opposition to former Indian Davis Cupper and Asian Video games medalist Vishnu Vardhan 5-7, 6-3, 10-5, Suraj sidelined 14 th seed Yash Yadav in straight units 6-4, 6-1.

In solely two singles matches performed on the opening day of the principle rounds, third seed Digvijay Pratap Singh overcame a combating Siddhanth Bhatia 6-2, 7-6 (7) whereas Nitin Kumar Sinha despatched wild card entrant Rishi Reddy dwelling with a facile 6-2, 6-2 victory. Within the doubles matches, the Indian pair of Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta and Manish Sureshkumar upset second seeds Bogdan Bobrov and Nick Chappell of the USA 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.

After unhealthy gentle and gentle rain had stopped the match between Madhwin and Vishnu with the scores tied at 4-4 within the first set yesterday, Vishnu, capitalising on an error-prone Madhwin received the primary set 7-5 as we speak. Nevertheless, the 21-year-old from Gujarat staged an outstanding comeback successful the second set with breaks within the 4 th and 6 th video games and took the match into the decider. Vishnu faltered together with his serve and returns alike and conceded the benefit after main 4-2 and at last succumbed to the teen.

Earlier within the day, an elaborate inauguration ceremony was organised which was graced by the presence of esteemed dignitaries, together with former India cricket captain, Mohd. Azharuddin, and Hon’ble Minister for Labour and District-in-charge, Santosh Lad, who collectively inaugurated the event. To mark the event, Azharuddin and the minister engaged in an exhilarating show of tennis expertise, taking part in a number of exhilarating rallies.

Outcomes (All Indians Besides Talked about In Brackets; Seedings In Pre-Repair)
Males’s Singles Spherical of 32

3-Digvijay Pratap Singh bt Siddhant Banthia 6-2, 7-6 (7); Nitin Kumar Sinha bt WC-Rishi Reddy 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles Spherical of 16

Manish Ganesh/Suraj R Prabodh bt Deepak Anantharamu/Rashein Samuel 7-6 (3), 6-3; Rishab Agarwal/Florent Bax (FRA) bt Adil Kalyanpur/Ryotaro Matsumura (JPN) 6-4, 5-7, 10-4; Ishaque Eqbal/ Faisal Qamar bt Chirag Duhan/Dev Javia 6-3, 6-7 (4), 10-4; Jake Bhangdia (USA) /Raghav Jaisinghani bt Tushar Madan/ Jagmeet Singh 6-3, 6-4; 4-Siddhant Banthia /Vishnu Vardhan bt Thijmen Loof (NED)/Stijn Pel (NED) 6-4, 6-1; 3-SD Prajwal Dev/Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Yash Chaurasia/Atharva Sharma 6-1, 6-2; Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta/ Manish Sureshkumar bt 2-Bogdan Bobrov/Nick Chappell (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 10-5; 1-Purav Raja/Ramkumar Ramanathan Vs. Digvijay Pratap Singh/Karan Singh 6-7 (7) (postponed on account of unhealthy gentle).

Closing Qualifying Spherical

11-Madhwin Kamath bt 1-Vishnu Vardhan 5-7, 6-3, 10-5; Suraj R Prabodh bt 14-Yash Yadav 6-4, 6-1; Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt Tushar Madan 6-3, 6-3; 5-Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan bt 10-Kabir Hans 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.

– Crew Sportstar

Sandeepti Singh, Vaishnavi Adkar among the many Indian contingent fielded for BRICS Video games

India has fielded a robust ladies’s group for the BRICS Video games tennis occasion to be staged on the Westridge Park Tennis Stadium in Durban, South Africa, from October 18 to 21.

Sandeepti Singh Rao, Vaishnavi Adkar and Kashish Bhatia are accompanied by coach Namita Bal. Tanisha Kashyap was additionally a part of the under-21 squad, however has been held again owing to visa points.

The boys’s group has Dhruv Hirpara, Ajay Malik, Ajay Kundu and Ritabrata Sarkar, with former nationwide champion Ashutosh Singh because the coach.

Chirag Duhan was chosen initially to be a part of the group, however withdrew owing to his dedication to compete within the ITF males’s circuit being performed within the nation.

The Indian group can also be accompanied by physios Anand Dubey and Dravya Shringi, other than two technical officers Lavleen Raizada and Bhupinder Solanki. Gurucharan Singh Hora is the supervisor of the tennis group. Brazil, Russia, China and host South Africa would be the different groups. All of the 5 groups will compete on a round-robin foundation individually within the males’s and girls’s occasions. Every tie will characteristic two singles and a doubles.

-Crew Sportstar

Mukund bows out in first spherical

Qualifier Mukund Sasikumar was crushed 7-5, 7-6(3) by Altug Celikbilek of Turkey within the first spherical of the €36,000 Challenger tennis event in Hamburg, Germany, on Tuesday.

Mukund collected three ATP for qualification and €360.

In the meantime, the profitable duo of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden pulled out of the ATP event in Tokyo, Japan, citing fatigue.

The outcomes:

€36,000 Challenger, Hambug, Germany

Singles (first spherical): Altug Celikbilek (Tur) bt Mukund Sasikumar 7-5, 7-6(3).

$259,303 WTA, Nanchang, China

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Laura Siegemund (Ger) & Vera Zvonareva bt Jessy Rompies (Ina) & Prarthana Thombare 6-3, 7-5.

$259,303 WTA, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Singles (first spherical): Jodie Burrage (GBR) bt Ankita Raina 6-0, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF ladies, Monastir, Tunisia

Singles (first spherical): Anastasia Sukhotiina bt Teja Tirunelveli 6-1, 6-2; Hina Inoue (USA) bt Shivaani Ganesh 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Zeel Desai & Anastasia Ssukhotina bt Nina Danisova (Svk) & Kristina Milenkovic (Sui) 6-0, 6-4; Helena Sstevic & Louna Zoppas (Fra) bt Jennifer Lluikham 7 Hanna Vinahradava 1-6, 6-3,

$15,000 ITF ladies, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Alisa Kummel & Ekaterina Makarova bt Snehal Mane & Akanksha Nitture 6-3, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF ladies, Hua Hin, Thailand

Singles (first spherical): Solar Yifan (Chn) bt Soha Sadiq 6-3, 6-1;
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Shrivalli Bhamidipaty & Salakthip Ounmuang (Tha) bt Pawinee Ruamrak & Tanuchaporn Yongmod (Tha) 6-2, 6-1; Anchisa Chanta (Tha) & Ayumi Koshiishi (Jpn) bt Soha Sadiq & Ella Simmons (Aus) 7-5, 6-2; Kang Na Hyun (Kor) & Watsachol Sawatdee (Tha) bt Saumya Vig & Xue Xiaoyan (Chn) 6-1, 6-3; Valery Gynina & Milana Maslenkova (Uzb) bt Laura Cilekova (Svk) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-1, 7-5; Solar Yifan & Zhang Jin (Chn) & Park Eunyeong (Kor) & Surabhi Srinivas 6-1, 6-2.

-Crew Sportstar


Nehru sub-junior event outcomes

Samuel, Gurjot Singh and Harshjot Singh scored 4 targets every to information Spherical Glass Academy, Punjjab, to a 19-0 victory over Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Bankner, Delhi, in a league match of the Steelbird fortieth Nehru sub-junior hockey event on the Shivaji Stadium on Tuesday.

The group certified for the third stage, to be performed from Wednesday, that includes three groups every in 4 teams.

The outcomes (league):

Spherical Glass Academy, Punjab, 19 (Samuel 4, Gurjot Singh 4, Harshjot Singh 4, Arshdeep Singh 2, Varinder Singh 2, Manish Kumar, Deepakpreet Singh, Jobanpreet Singh) bt Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Bankner, Delhi. Younger Pioneer English College, Imphal, 9 (Vishal Waribam 2, Suraj Ssingh 2, N Mahesh 2, Saikhom Singh, Anish Ahongsangbom, Th Taiphaba) bt Moti Lal Nehru College of Sports activities, Rai, 2 (Varun, Naman).

Directorate Normal, NCC, Jalandhar, 9 (Sukhraj Singh 3, Kiratpreet Singh 2, Pawan Kumar 2, Mohit, Vimlesh) bt St. Agnes Inter School, Dehradun, 1 (Shammi Raja).

Main Dhyan Chand Sports activities School, Saifia, 20 (Sunil Pal 4, Pradeep Yadav, Nitish Yadav, Abhishek Pal, Akash Vishwakarma 2, Romit Pal, Yash Panchal, Ram Hansh Singh, Kislay) bt Authorities HSS, Nirwa, Hanumangarh.

– Kamesh Srinivasan


Kerala State Faculties Athletics: Quartermiler Abiram breaks 18-year-old meet report

The previous few weeks have been hectic ones for quartermiler P. Abiram. The 17-year-old from Mathur Village in Palakkad had run within the State senior and junior championships, successful a bunch of golds in each, other than the district championships earlier. And some days in the past, he was in motion on the Nationwide Open in Bengaluru within the 400m and the relays.

P. Abiram who broke the 18-year-old meet record in the senior boys 400m at the 65th Kerala State schools athletics championships in Kunnamkulam on Tuesday.

P. Abiram who broke the 18-year-old meet report within the senior boys 400m on the sixty fifth Kerala State colleges athletics championships in Kunnamkulam on Tuesday.
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P. Abiram who broke the 18-year-old meet report within the senior boys 400m on the sixty fifth Kerala State colleges athletics championships in Kunnamkulam on Tuesday.
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However regardless of the busy schedule, Abiram managed to higher his private greatest by almost a second from final 12 months’s 48.56s to 47.59s as he entered the boys’s semifinal on the Nationwide Open. With all these achievements to energy him, Abiram broke the 18-year-old meet report of former worldwide V.B. Bineesh whereas successful the under-19 boys 400m gold comfortably within the 65 th Kerala State colleges athletics championships on the Authorities VHSS Floor right here on Tuesday.

“I’ve been working one meet after one other, nearly with out a break, I got here from Bengaluru (Nationwide Open) solely day earlier than yesterday. I couldn’t get sufficient relaxation, my restoration has not been correct,” mentioned Abiram, a member of the gold-winning Indian medley relay group eventually 12 months under-18 Asian Championships in Kuwait, after his victory.

Nevertheless, he was thrilled that he could be working within the Nationwide Video games in Goa later this month.

Abiram, from Mathur’s CFD VHSS who’s coached by Okay. Surendran for the final 4 years, is entered to run the 100 and 200m additionally right here.

In the meantime Palakkad’s M. Jyothika, who sparkled within the junior class final 12 months, made a successful debut as a senior by taking the ladies’s 400m in a private greatest 55.89s.

Two meet data fell on the opening day, with Okay.C. Servan breaking the opposite within the senior boys discus throw.

The outcomes (gold medallists solely):

Boys: Seniors (under-19): 400m: P. Abiram (Pkd) 48.06s MR, OR V.B. Bineesh, 48.23s, 2005. 3000m: J. Bejoy (Pkd) 8:55.80s. Lengthy soar: Mohammed Muhassin (Mlp) 7.08m. Discus throw: Okay.C. Servan (Ksd) 57.51m MR, OR Okay.C. Sidharth, 53.34, 2018.

Juniors (under-17): 400m: Muhammed Swalih (Ktm) 50.53s. 3000M: Muhammed Ameen (Mlp) 9:13.32s. Shot put: Munavar Nifal (Pkd) 13.12m.

Sub-juniors (under-14): 400m: Arshad Ali (Pkd) 54.84. Discus throw: C. Shahabas (Mlp) 32.41m.

Ladies: Seniors (under-19): 400m: M. Jyothika (Pkd) 55.89s. 3000M: C.R. Nithya (Ekm) 10:27.69s. Lengthy soar: D. Sheeba (Tvm) 5.63m. Pole vault: Grace Alia Varghese (Ekm) 3.00m. Discus throw: Akhila Raju (Ksd) 41.71m.

Discus throw: Akhila Raju (Ksd) 41.71m.

Juniors (under-17): 400m: Kasturba Prasad (Klm) 58.96s. 3000M: Gopika Gopi (Knr) 11:01.81s. Excessive soar: C.P. Ashmika (Mlp) 1.56m

Sub-juniors (under-14): 400m: P. Nithika (Pkd) 1:02.52s. Lengthy soar: M. Sivaranjini (Pkd) 4.79m.

-Stan Rayan


TNOA organises a ceremonial send-off to TN’s athletes for Nationwide Video games 2023

Tamil Nadu State Olympic Affiliation (TNOA) performed the ceremonial send-off and kits distribution for all its sportspersons (numbering 446 in whole) who’re travelling to Goa for the thirty seventh Nationwide Video games at a grand perform right here on Tuesday. The Nationwide Video games can be held from October 26 to November 9, although occasions like badminton, basketball and netball will start on October 19. 

The Tamil Nadu contingent with TNOA office-bearers.

The Tamil Nadu contingent with TNOA office-bearers.
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The Tamil Nadu contingent with TNOA office-bearers.
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Talking on the perform, Aadhav Arjuna, secretary of TNOA wished the State athletes one of the best and hoped that they are going to be on the high within the variety of medals tally in Goa. “TNOA will do all the things beneath its command to help the athletes,” he mentioned. He additionally revealed TNOA’s plans to conduct a ‘mini olympics’ after the Khelo India Video games in Tamil Nadu scheduled early subsequent 12 months. 

Ishari Okay Ganesh, president of TNOA, mentioned TN ought to intention to complete within the podium in Goa. He additionally hinted of TN internet hosting the Nationwide Video games subsequent time. C. Latha, TNOA’s Affiliate vice-president and Balaji Maradapa, Joint Secretary and TN’s chef de mission to Goa, spoke. TN’s Deputy chef de mission J. M. Fernando and EC members, Hiten Joshi and T. Chandrasekaran had been additionally current.

-Keerthivasan Okay


Shiva rallies to stun Golf Code

The gallant members of Crew Shiva bounced again from a 0-3 deficit and left Golf Code stranded by successful the final 4 matches for a memorable 9.5-7 victory within the Delhi Golf Membership League on the DGC course right here on Tuesday.

The outcomes (playoffs):

Shiva bt Golf Code 9.5-7 (Rama Khanna and S. Mitra misplaced to Aditya Vikram Suneja and Shivinder Singh (2.5); Chaman Lal Jain and Jai Bhatia misplaced to Amit Luthra and Prakash Brahma (2.5); Deepak Bedi and Madhav Dalvi (0.5) misplaced to Anthony Peter Malik and Sadeesh Premanath (2); Pawan Singh and Pranav Sahai (2) bt Barun Aggarwal and AS Hundal; Greesh Bindra and Shon Kipgen (2.5) bt Mala Bawa and Kabir Advani; Vishal Chawla and Atul Kashyap (2.5) bt Neel Tandon and Kalyana Rama; Shiv Nath and Neelam Sihota (2.5) bt Manish Sanwalka and Manvinder Singh).

Birdie Machine bt Christie’s Golf 9-7; Bharat Strikers bt Sterling Swingers 9-7; Royal Ranthambore Athletic Drive bt Deutsche Motoren 10-6.

-Crew Sportstar



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