Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022


NEW DELHI: Former champion Aditi Ashok will lead a full-energy dwelling problem when the $4 hundred,000 Hero women’s Indian Open golf match returns to the DLF Golf and nation membership, Gurugram, from October 20 to 23.&#thirteen;

The premier annual event was final held in 2019 however the subsequent two editions might not happen as a end result of of pandemic.&#thirteen;

amongst the numerous overseas contenders, Sweden’s Linn Grant heads the guidelines. She is at present second on the women European Tour’s Order of benefit after worthwhile 4 titles this season.&#thirteen;

Ana Pelaez Trivino (Spain), Megan Maclaren (England), Tiia Kovisto (Finland) and Anna Charlotte Mora (France) are the various LET winners this season to have confirmed their participation.&#thirteen;

The Indian challengers, inside the 114-participant area, embrace Tvesa Malik (nineteenth on LET final season), Diksha Dagar (the 2022 Deaflympics gold medallist), Amandeep Drall and Vani Kapoor. completely different regulars from the home tour becoming a member of the fray might be Ridhima Dilawari, Gaurika Bishnoi and Neha Tripathi.

-Rakesh Rao

Kapur shoots eight-beneath to information in chinese language Taipei; Sandhu is tied fourth

Linkou (chinese language Taipei): India’s Shiv Kapur carded an great eight-beneath-par sixty 4 on day one to take a two-shot lead inside the USD seven hundred,000 Yeangder TPC right here on Thursday.&#thirteen;

The event marked the return of Asian Tour to chinese language Taipei after three years as a end result of of COVID-19 pandemic.&#thirteen;

The 4-time Asian Tour winner overpowered the course with an eagle, eight birdies and simply two bogeys at Linkou worldwide Golf and nation membership.&#thirteen;

Ajeetesh Sandhu added to the good displaying from Indian with a spherical of 5-beneath sixty seven to be tied fourth whereas chinese language Taipei’s star Chan Shih-chang and Malaysian Ben Leong bought here in with 66s.&#thirteen;

completely different Indians in movement have been Rashid Khan (sixty eight, T-eleven), Aadil Bedi (sixty nine) and S Chikkarangappa (sixty nine) at T-19; Manu Gandas, Rahil Gangjee, Veer Ahlawat and Aman Raj at T-35 with 70 every.&#thirteen;

Udayan Mane and Honey Baisoya shot seventy one every to be T-fifty one, whereas Khalin Joshi (seventy three) was T-eighty 4. Karandeep Kochhar (seventy 4), M Dharma (seventy five), SSP Chawrasia (seventy five) and Viraj Madappa (seventy five) have been extra down.&#thirteen;

Sandhu and promenade Messawat from Thailand, each former winners of this event, fired 67s, collectively with Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong, a two-time champion this season, chinese language Taipei’s Lu photo voltaic-yi, an newbie, Lee Chieh-po and Lin Keng-wei, and Miguel Carballo from Argentina.&#thirteen;

“I putted very effectively, i’ve a neighborhood caddie on the market, whose identify is Su (Su Ching-Hong, a nationwide crew participant), who was organized for me by James Chan (Chan Shih-chang) and the Tour and he is studying the greens very effectively, so i am simply trusting him,” mentioned Kapur, who gained the Yeangder Heritage right here on the Asian Tour in chinese language Taipei in 2017.&#thirteen;

“i’ve on a daily basis struggled throughout the greens right here in any case these years, however i am holing putts and he was an enormous assist right this second.” His spherical started on 10 however his recreation actually bought taking place his second 9 when he eagled the essential earlier than making birdie on the subsequent 4.&#thirteen;

He added: “Season to this point has been a bit lack lustre, struggled with accidents inside the midst of the season. My recreation has been shut, however it has been very irritating. I even have been making pretty a quantity of cuts however not been having fun with effectively on the weekend. I really feel like i used to be shut, and that i used to be trying for a low spherical and that i might not have requested for a greater start.” The Indian star suffered a foot damage and was out of movement for 5 weeks inside the midst of the season, however fortunately, did not miss too many occasions as a end result of it was inside the summertime.&#thirteen;

“i tried to make compensations and so I misplaced my swing simply a little bit. I really feel choose it is coming again for the enterprise finish of season, two good weeks right here will set me up the rest of the 12 months,” he mentioned.&#thirteen;

Sandhu gained right here in 2017, and regardless of a safe start, he felt there might even be nonetheless a lot to work on.&#thirteen;

“I eagled the essential however then cooled down after that. I didn’t play my best right this second, however I scored okay. every part factor was common,” he mentioned.&#thirteen;

“circumstances have been pretty simple, there was no wind, and the greens have improved. It was pretty scorable on the market. i will simply ought to play greater tomorrow.”


Rain forces cancellation of final spherical, Gaurika declared winner

Gaurika Bishnoi’s strong finish inside the second spherical proved essential as she was declared the winner after the final spherical of thirteenth Leg of Hero women’s professional Golf Tour right here was cancelled on account of rain.

Gaurika, who closed her second spherical with a hat-trick of birdies and carded three-beneath sixty nine, accomplished at 2-over 146 as a end result of the match was chosen the idea of 36 holes.&#thirteen;

This was Gaurika’s first title as a end result of the seventh leg of the 2019 season.&#thirteen;

“It was good to get a win even when it was shortened after such a protracted hole of greater than three years,” mentioned Gaurika, who gained her final title at Clover Greens in June 2019.&#thirteen;

Pranavi, who was nonetheless an newbie when Gaurika final gained, accomplished second for the fourth time this season.&#thirteen;

Gaurika’s two rounds this week have been seventy one-sixty nine to Pranavi’s seventy one-seventy five. Tied with Pranavi for the second place was first spherical chief, Nayanika Sanga, who had 70-seventy six.&#thirteen;

Sneha Singh (seventy seven-seventy 4) was fourth with Oviya Reddi (seventy five-seventy eight) fifth. Seher Atwal (seventy five-eighty) was sixth. 4 gamers, Ridhima Dilawari (seventy eight-seventy nine), Neha Tripathi (seventy eight-seventy nine), newbie Jasmine Shekar (seventy eight-seventy nine) and Khushi Khanijau (seventy five-eighty two) have been tied for seventh place.&#thirteen;

This was the final WPGT event forward of the women’s Indian Open, a USD 4 hundred,000 event on the women European Tour, which might be held on the DLF Golf and nation membership subsequent month.&#thirteen;

Pranavi Urs stayed on extreme of the Hero Order of benefit, whereas Hitaashee Bakshi is second, Seher Atwal is third and Gaurika Bishnoi moved as a lot as fourth.



Showrya Samala objects up Asian Junior beneath-14 Grade A match title conflict with Arnav Paparkar

Showrya Samala defeated Shivtej Shirfule 6-1, 6-1 to arrange a title-conflict with Arnav Paparkar who bought the greater of Hruthik Katakam 6-zero, 6-2 inside the boys singles semifinals of the Asian Junior (beneath-14) Grade A tennis match at Secunderabad membership right here on Thursday.

the outcomes:

Boys: Singles: Semifinals: Showrya Samala bt Shivtej Shirfule 6-1, 6-1; Arnav Paparkar bt Hruthik Katakam 6-zero, 6-2.

Doubles: Quarterfinals: Arnav Paparkar & bt Navin Sundaram Rajasundaram & Levin Safoor Mydeen 6-zero, 6-zero; M. Diganth & Ayush Poojary bt Rudra Batham & Shivtej Shirfule 4-6, 7-6 (zero), 10-5; Aarav Chawla & Ojas Mehlawat bt Amogh Damle & Kanish Khaturia 6-three, 1-6, 10-4; Tavish Pahwa & Om Verma bt C. D. Praneeth Reddy & okay. Anurag Shourya 6-2, 6-three.

women: Singles: Semifinals: Haritha Sree Venkatesh bt Diya Ramesh Ramesh 6-4, 7-5; Maya Rajeshwaran Revathi bt Aradhyaa Verma 6-three, 6-4.

Doubles: Quarterfinals: Gyuri Park & photo voltaic Jeung Park bt Diya Chaudary & Shaivi Dalal 7-5, 6-three; C. Sree Lekha & Niesha Enja bt Nandini Kansal & Sri Laksmi Reddy Purnami IND 4-6, 6-2, 10-6; Diya Ramesh & Haritha Shree Venkatesh bt Snigdha Ruhil & Trisha Thakkar 6-1, 6-2; Aleena Farid & Aradhyaa Verma bt Neelakshi Lather & Hirva Bhvaesh Rangani 6-2, 6-1.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

Shruti storms into finals of Asian Junior Tennis Championship

Second seed Shruti Ahlwat made the women final with a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Emerson Jones of Australia inside the Asian junior tennis championship organised by the MSLTA on the Deccan Gymkhana membership on Thursday.

Shruti Ahlwat in action at the Asian junior tennis in Pune.

Shruti Ahlwat in movement on the Asian junior tennis in Pune.
| picture credit rating: particular association

inside the final, Shruti might be challenged by one other Aussie, Lily Taylor, who bought previous extreme seed Yu-Yun Li of chinese language Taipei.

The boys singles semifinals, that contains all 4 Indian gamers, might be performed on Friday.

the outcomes:

women (semifinals): Lily Taylor (Aus) bt Yu-Yun Li (Tpe) 6-2 (conceded); Shruti Ahlawat bt Emerson Jones (Aus) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Boys doubles (semifinals): Rushil Khosla & Yuvan Nandal bt Siwanat Auytayakul & Suphawat Saeoui (Tha) 4-6, 6-three, [10-5]; Woohyuk Chang (Kor) & Reiya Hattori (Jpn) bt Shingo Masuda & Satoru Nakajima (Jpn) 6-7(5), 6-three, [10-8].

-Kamesh Srinivasan


SRFI Indian Tour squash: Abhay Singh, Sunayna Kuruvilla pull off upset wins

Chennai: India’s Abhay Singh, seeded 4, shocked extreme-seed Yassin Elshafei of Egypt eight-eleven, eleven-5, eleven-4, 4-eleven, 12-10 in a protracted-drawn fifty one-minute duel to enter the boys’s singles final of the 4th HCL-SRFI Indian Tour – Chennai Leg 2022 squash match.

he’ll meet No.three seed Khaled Lebib of Egypt inside the final on Saturday.&#thirteen;

inside the women’s semifinals, Sunayna Kuruvilla, the fifth-seed defeated No.2 seed Salma Eltayeb (Egypt) in straight video games to arrange a final conflict with Kenzy Aman of Egypt, the No.1 seed.


outcomes – Semifinals: women’s Singles: Kenzy Ayman (Egypt-X1) beat Tanvi Khanna (India-X3) eleven-thirteen, Sep eleven, eleven-6, eleven-5, eleven-5 ; Sunayna Kuruvilla (India-X5) beat Salma Eltayeb (Egypt-X2) eleven-6, eleven-7, thirteen-eleven.

males’s Singles: Khaled Labib (Egypt-X3) beat Martin Svec (Czech Republic-X2) 14-12, 15-thirteen, eleven-9; Abhay Singh (India-X4) beat Yassin Elshafei (Egypt-X1) eight-eleven, eleven-5, eleven-4, 4-eleven, 12-10.



ITF Masters tennis match: Rashid Malik beats Yogesh Kohli

Rashid Malik of Pakistan won the over-50 title in the ITF
Masters tennis tournament in Jalandhar on September 22, 2022.

Rashid Malik of Pakistan gained the over-50 title inside the ITF
Masters tennis match in Jalandhar on September 22, 2022.
| picture credit rating: Kamesh

JALANDHAR: Rashid Malik of Pakistan beat Yogesh Kohli 6-2, 6-2 inside the over-50 final of the ITF Masters tennis match on the Singha sports activities Academy on Thursday.&#thirteen;

regardless of being over 60, Malik on a daily basis challenges himself by competing inside the youthful age group. although he was not that accustomed to clay, owing to the most important presence of grass and laborious courts again dwelling, Malik was nonetheless an picture of vitality and magnificence as he entertained the small bunch of spectators collectively with his elegant recreation.&#thirteen;

Raveen Chaudhary gained the over-60 singles and doubles titles, whereas Chandra Bhushan bagged the over-fifty five singles and doubles titles. Pradeep Pant, Rajesh Baruah, Avniash Kunwar have been the various winners.&#thirteen;

inside the women’s over-35 event, Sonal Vohra, having fun with two age teams decrease, gained the title by beating Pinky Sharma and Komal Aggarwal with out dropping a set.

the outcomes (finals):

Over-35: Pradeep Pant bt Ankit Patel 6-zero, 6-1.

Over-forty: Rajesh Baruah bt Prafull Arjeria 6-2, 6-2.

Over-forty five: Avinash Kunwar w.o. Syed Babar Zaidi.

Over-50: Rashid Malik (Pak) bt Yogesh Kohli 6-2, 6-2.

Over-fifty five: Chandra Bhushan bt Yashpal Arora 6-2, 6-three.

Over-60: Raveen Chaudhary bt Pawan Jain 6-three, 6-three; Semifinals: Raveen bt Puneet Kumar Gupta 7-5, 2-6, 6-three; Pawan bt Dilip Singh Nongmaithem 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles: Raveen Chaudhary & Pawan Jain bt Puneet Kumar Gupta & Sanjai Kumar 6-4, 6-three.

women: Over-35 (league): Sonal Vohra bt Komal Aggarwal 6-three, 6-three.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Shotgun World Championship: Shapath Bharadwaj misses qualification

New Delhi: Shapath Bharadwaj shot 111 following rounds of 23, 23, 22, 22 and 21, and missed qualification for the rating spherical in junior males’s entice by two factors inside the Shotgun World Championship in Osijek, Croatia, on Wednesday.

Arya Vansh Tyagi (107) and Shardul Vihan (106) positioned thirty second and thirty sixth respectively.

inside the junior women’s entice, Bhavya Tripathi shot 103 for the 14th spot. She missed qualification by three factors. Sabeera Haris (a hundred), Preeti Rajak (ninety eight) and Aadya Tripathi (seventy six) positioned nineteenth, twenty second and thirty second respectively.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Tickets purchased out for India vs Australia T20I in Hyderabad

Hyderabad Cricket affiliation educated the media on Thursday night that every one tickets for the third and final T-20 worldwide match between India and Australia have been purchased out.

“The followers now can solely accumulate the bodily tickets from the Secunderabad Gymkhana floor from September 23 to 25 between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm by displaying the e-mail affirmation obtained all by way of on-line buy,” the discharge mentioned.

“The followers are to discover that entry to Gymkhana floor is prohibited with out the legitimate e-mail confirmations, a reputable ID proof and submitting a photocopy of the identical,” it is educated.

“In case if somebody is accumulating on one other particular person’s behalf an authority letter clearly stating the identical with the photocopy of each the ID proofs might be obligatory,” HCA educated.

-V. V. Subrahmanyam


Delhi Golf membership League from September 29

NEW DELHI: Twenty teams will vie for honours inside the second version of the Lloyd Delhi Golf membership League starting right here on September 29.&#thirteen;

The addition of two extra teams from the inaugural version has resulted inside the having fun with days being raised to thirteen, ensuing in the finale on October 22.&#thirteen;

every crew has 20 members, a coach and a mentor. Seasoned professionals like Gaurav Ghei and Nonita Lal Qureshi are amongst the numerous mentors.&#thirteen;

it is obligatory for taking half golf equipment to incorporate a participant aged over-70, a woman participant moreover a most of two junior gamers.&#thirteen;

talking on the launch, Ghei expressed his pleasure over the following event. “Having grown up on the Delhi Golf membership course and loved some very particular moments of my profession right here, it feels good to play the position of a mentor and share my information with juniors and completely different membership members.&#thirteen;

Nonita spoke about how she has loved her having fun with days and now as a coach to juniors on this course.&#thirteen;

These 20 teams are divided into 4 teams. After the league, the place a match includes seven pairs from every crew taking on its counterparts from the opponents on a 4-ball greater-ball Match-play format.

Two teams from every group will advance to the quarterfinals. Thereafter, the matches might be performed on knockout basis to decide the winner.

-Rakesh Rao


Jeevan in doubles semifinals

NEW DELHI: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in partnership with Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia made the doubles semifinals with a 6-three, 6-4 victory over Joao Domingues and Goncalo Falcao of Portugal inside the €445,730 Challenger tennis match in Portugal on Thursday.

inside the Challenger inside the USA, Sasikumar Mukund reached the pre-quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Nicolas Mejia of Colombia.&#thirteen;

the outcomes:

$a hundred twenty five,000 WTA, Budapest, Hungary

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ingrid Gamarra Martins (Bra) & Prarthana Thombare w.o. Cristina Bucsa & Alena Fomina-Klotz (Esp).

€forty five,730 Challenger, Braga, Portugal

Doubles (quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Christopher Rungkat (Ina) bt Joao Domingues & Goncalo Falcao (Por) 6-three, 6-4.

$forty five,730 Challenger, Columbus, USA

Singles (first spherical): Sasikumar Mukund bt Nicolas Mejia (Col) 6-4, 6-4.

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

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Marcello Serafini (Ita) bt Abhinav

Sanjeev Shanmugam 6-2, 6-4; Kris Van Wyk (RSA) bt SD Prajwal Dev 7-5, 6-three.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Jennifer Luikham bt Lola Marandel (Fra) 6-7(zero), 6-three, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Singles (first spherical): Smriti Bhasin bt Martina Tebes (Chi) 6-zero, 6-zero.

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

Doubles (quarterfinals): Arisha Ladhani (Can) & Sravya Shivani bt Sarah Adegoke (Ngr) & Anna Borovinskaya (USA) 6-zero, 6-4.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


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