Saturday, August 30, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Karina to meet Shweta in tennis final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 29
Karina Ahuja will take on G K Shweta in the girls under-14 final of the Nike Junior Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association court on Saturday. In the semi-finals, Karina sweated it out to beat Pooja Shree 7-6, 0-6, 6-3 while Shweta downed Jilke Nelord 6-0,6-4.

Shweta Kumari will clash against Prerna Bhambri in the girls under-12 title clash.

In the semi-finals, Shweta defeated Garima Vatwani 6-0,6-0 while Prerna beat Mehak Singh 7-6, 4-6, 6-3.

In the boys under-14 semi-final matches, Vijayant Malik beat Kinshuk Sharma 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 while Kaushik Das beat Yuki Bhambri 6-4, 6-3 to setup a title clash.

Yuki Bhamri has also booked his berth in the boys under-12 section when he beat Subhash Rao 6-2, 6-0 in the semi-final. Shiva Sangwan beat Prateek Bhambri 6-3, 6-4 in the second semi-final. The winners of the Delhi leg will qualify for the National Masters, to be held at the Bhupathi Tennis Village in Bangalore from October 6.

Shahdara, Delhi Police record big wins

Shahdara and Delhi Police scored identical 3-0 victories in the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Senior Division Football Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Friday.

Shahdara beat Indian National in Group A while Delhi Police whipped Raisina Sporting in another Group A match.

Paritosh and Bhupinder Singh scored the goals for Shahdara while Debashish Kundu, Robin Das and Asis Das found the mark for Delhi Police.

City Club toyed with Collegians 7-1 at the Nehru Stadium.

Naveen scored a brace while Fazil Acan, Dalbir, Irfan and Faiz Alam accounted for the other goals. Indian Air Force, New Delhi edged past Tarun Sangha 1-0 in another match at the Nehru Stadium. Deny scored the lone goal in the 54th minute. Saturday’s fixtures: Moghals vs B B Stars (2.30 p m); N D Heroes vs Shastri (4.30 p m) -Ambedkar Stadium. Hindustan vs Goans (2.30); Moonlight vs Simla Youngs (4.30 pm)-Nehru Stadium.


Kapil launches Daksh Golf tourney
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 29
Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev launched the Daksh Prayas Golf Tournament to be played at the Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon from September 7. The day-long tournament will begin at 7 am with Kapil Dev teeing off the first shot. Leading corporate names and celebrities will participate in the tournament.

Prayas, a leading NGO, said it was happy to have had Daksh come on board as the title sponsor while leading corporates have played an equally crucial role in this noble endeavor. Tiger Sports Marketing will be the event managers of the tournament which will witness the presence of film star Raveena Tandon. Delhi Chief Minister and the Lt. Governor will give away the prizes.

Mr Amod Kanth of Prayas said, “As a voluntary initiative, we strongly relate ourselves to the other voluntary organisation and to the other sector of national activity. The Government, the democratic institutions and the corporate sector which now seems to embody our economy. We visualise the most powerful role of business community in the task of our economic transformation in national development, which they are yet to play. This event heralds the beginning of this partnership between a voluntary organization and corporate sector to bring the future change”.


Shefali swims to glory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 29
Ten-year-old Shefali Sharma of St. Xavier’s School has been creating waves in the swimming circuit by winning a clutch of medals.

Adept in backstroke, free style, she has accumulated a number of medals from competitions like the Delhi State Swimming Championship and many other important competitions.

Ganga girls win title

Ganga School toppled defending champions GSKV School, Mundka 49-35 to win the zonal girls kabaddi tournament at the Mundka School.

Savita, Mamta, Anuj and Poonam were the scorers.

Delhi Softball Championship

The Delhi State Softball Championship for men and women will be organised from September 6 to 8.

Over 40 club, college and school teams will participate in the championship. Men’s defending champions Swami Shradhanand and women’s champions Chabi Ganj will take part in the championship.

Entries close on September 3 with H Kalra, Inder Dutta or Manoj Gautam at Tet-C Block, Dishad Garden, Delhi. Ph: 20051124.


St. Marks School enter quarter-final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 29
A fine knock of 33 by man of the match Nikhil Mahajan and deadly bowling of 3 for 12 by Angad Singh helped St. Marks School, Meerababh defeat Ramjas Senior Wing School by 14 runs in the third Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament on the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Scores: St. Mark School, Meerabagh: 158 for 7 in 25 overs (Nikhil Mahajan 33, Hansit Singh 30, Vaibhav Khetrapal 29, Mohd Aseem 3 for 26, Puneet Kumar 3 for 28).

Ramjas Senior Wing: 144 for 7 in 25 overs (Hitesh Kumar 32, Prince Singh 26, Angad Singh 3 for 13).

In another match, Government Senior Secondary School, Vikas Puri beat Ramjas No 5 by eight wickets in a league match. Scores: Ramjas No 5: 46 all out in 15.3 overs (Pankaj Gurnani 20, Dharmender Pandey 5 for 9, Pradeep Sangwan 4 for 12).

Government School: 47 for 2 in 15.4 overs (Mohd. Mohsin 22 n o, Sanjay Sharma 19 n o).

Northern Railway lift hockey title

Northern Railway stroked out Food Corporation of India (FCI), North Zone 4-1 via tie-breaker in the final of the Delhi Hockey League, sponsored by Punjab National Bank, at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday.

After a goalless first half, Northern Railway forged ahead in the 57th minute when Rajneesh scored a field goal. But within two minutes, FCI pulled off the equaliser, leading to the tie-breaker.

FCI failed to convert any of their strokes during tie-breaker while Northern Railway tasted success thrice. Rajneesh, Sandeep and Sonu were their successful marksmen.


Sonepat, Karnal enter kabbadi finals
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 29
The hosts, Sonepat and Karnal, made it to the finals of kabaddi by registering convincing wins against Jhajjar and Rohtak in the final rounds of four-day Rohtak police range sports being held here.

Sonepat out-powered Jhajjar by a huge margin of 41-13 whereas Karnal maintained superiority throughout the match against Rohtak and won by 52-30.

In Volley Ball, Panipat registered two-set win over Jhajjar.

Sonepat trounced Jhajjar by 6-0 in a one-sided hockey match. Similarly, in the other hockey match, Rohtak out-paced Panipat by 5-1. Rohtak was leading by 3-0 at breather.

In football also, Sonepat defeated Jhajjar by 2-0. Jhajjar faced another defeat at the hands of Sonepat in a basket ball match with a margin of 26-45.

In wrestling rounds, Rajbir of Panipat in 60 kg, Gaze Singh of Rohtak in 66 kg and Bhagat Singh of Sonepat in 90 kg qualified for finals after winning their routs in their weight categories.

Following were the results of athletics events:

800 meter (men): Rajesh (Rohtak), Nafe Singh (Sonepat), Amir Singh (Sonepat).

Tripple Jump (men): Manoj (Rohtak), Anil (Jhajjar), Rajbir (Panipat), Jevellin Throw (men) Dharambir (Karnal), Anil (Jhajjar), Rajkumar (Panipat).

800 meter (women): Rajesh Rani (Sonepat), Sunita (Panipat) and Anita (Panipat).

1500 meter (women): Rajesh (Sonepat), Vinita (Panipat), Neelam (Panipat).

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