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Akshat, Uday begin in style
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 30
It was a day of local lads Akshat Joshi and Uday Karan S. Puniha who toppled their opponents. Akshat Joshi thrashed Karanveer S. Dhillon of West Bengal 6-1, 6-4 and Uday Karan S Puniha of Chandigarh gave a straight set defeat to Nirav Thakkar of Gujarat 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of under-16 qualifying draw of the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament being held at CLTA, Sector 10, here today.

It was delighted to see the first round tie of under-18 category between Delhiites Kush Jagga and Ankit Sachdeva. Ankit Sachdeva struggled hard to overcome the challenge put forth by Kush Jagga but eventually lost the tie at 6-7, 6-7.

In the girls under-16 first round, Rajeshwar C of Tamil Nadu snubbed the challenge posed by Prabhamrit Kaur of Chandigarh at 6-2, 6-1. In another tie in under-18 first round, another Chandigarh girl Arshee Khosla was stream rolled by Rajeshwar C of Tamil Nadu at 2-6, 1-6.

Results: boys under-16 (First Round) — Uday Karan S. Puniha (CHD) bt. Nirav Thakkar (GUJ) 6-0, 6-0; Lakshit Sood (UP) bt. SS Prithiv (TN) 6-2, 6-1; Dhruv Gurwara (DLI) bt. Ashwani Kumr (CHD) 7-5, 6-4; 4-Palash Tiwari (DLI) bt. Arvinder Pal Singh Aulakh (CHD) 6-3, 6-4; Arjun Seghal (PB) W/o N. Sri Ram Balaji (TN); Sameer Patwardhan (MAH) bt. 5-Dushyant Verma (MP) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; Mandeep Singh Gill (CHD) bt. Inderjot Singh (PB) 6-3, 6-0; Ronak Manuja (MAH) bt. 6-Vijay Bhardwaj (UP) 6-2, 6-1; Mandeep Yadav (CHD) bt. Amrinder S. Mann (CHD) 6-3,6-3; 7-Ronak Amlani (GUJ) bt. Gaurav Inder Singh Toor (CHD) 6-2, 6-1; Deepak Thakkar (GUJ) bt. Samir Bhardwaj (DLI) 6-3, 6-2; 8-A N Muddappa (TN) bt. Deepinder Singh (CHD) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4; Akshat Joshi (CHD) bt. Karanveer S Dhillon (WB) 6-1, 6-4.

Boys under-18 (First Round) — Ronak Manuja (MAH) bt. 1-Rohan Shetty (GUJ) 6-4, 6-3; Pulkit Mishra (DLI) bt. Pankaj Kulthia (DLI) 6-3, 7-5; 2-Manav Dhawan (PB) bt. Prateek Patel (DLI) 6-0, 6-1; Gaurav Walia (MAH) bt. Avneet Gill (MP) 6-1, 6-1; Palash Tiwari (DLI) bt. 3-Pushpindra Rajprohita (GUJ) 6-2, 6-1; Kush Jagga (DLI) bt. Ankit Sachedeva (DLI) 7-6(7), 7-6(6); Chandom Shaolin (CHD) bt. 4-Aman Puri (DLI) 6-2,6-4; Tanuj Keswani (DLI) bt. Ankur Aggarwal (DLI) 6-4, 6-1; Christopher Marquis (MAH) bt. 5-Harshwardhan Thirani (GUJ) 6-2, 6-3; Jai Vinod (PB) bt. Siddharth Kaushik (TN) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4; Ronak Almani (GUJ) bt. 6-Raghav Sareen (DLI) 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 7-6(5); Harmanbir Singh (PB) bt. Rahul Singroly (GUJ) 6-4, 6-2; 7-B. Vikram Reddy (AP) bt. Tushar Jagota (DLI) 6-1, 7-5; A. Daniel Raj (TN) bt. 8-Vikas Chauhan (HAR) 6-2, 6-3; Paras Thakur (CHD) bt. Subhash C. Rao (DLI) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; Bharat Bhardwaj (UP) bt. Dushyant Verma (MP) 4-6, 6-2, 5-2, concede.

Girls under-16 (First Round) — Rajeshwari C. (TN) bt. Prabhamrit Kaur (CHD) 6-2, 6-1; Lavanya Nath (DLI) bt. Jaanesh M. Kaur (CHD) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Kavya Nath (DLI) bt. Arshee Khosla (CHD) 6-1, 6-1; Ratnika Batra (DLI) bt. Iktesh Chahal (CHD) 6-2, 6-2; Arundhati Basu (WB) bt. Shilpa Naruka (CHD) 6-3, 6-1; Noor Paul (CHD) bt Tanvi Gupta (DLI) 6-4, 6-3.

Girls under-18 (First Round) — Rajeshwari C. (TN) bt. Arshee Khosla (CHD) 6-1, 6-1; Lavanya Nath (DLI) bt. Pooja Narayanan (DLI) 6-4, 6-1; Simmer Singh (CHD) bt. Arundhati Basu (WB) 6-0, 6-2; Navjot Saini (PB) bt. Sonia Sharma (CHD) 6-2, 6-3; Shilpa Naruka (CHD) bt. Tanvi Gupta (DLI) 6-1, 6-0; 6-Lekha Chandra Sekhar (TN) bt. Ayushi Arun Walia (CHD) 6-0, 6-0; Preethi Srinivasan (TN) bt. 8-Poorna (CHD) 6-3, 6-4; Tejashwi Narayanan (DLI) bt. Rachna Sethia (WB) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (2); Ratnika Batra (DLI) bt. Tanya Kapoor (DLI) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3; Rashmi Somani (WB) bt. Prabhamrit Kaur (CHD) 6-4, 6-3; Kavya Nath (DLI) bt. Arantxa Andrady (DLI) 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).



Minerva Academy crush CEC
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 30
Minerva Academy thrashed Chandigarh Engineering College by 182 runs in 25 overs to move into the quarterfinals of the UT League Cricket Tournament-2005 at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today. Minerva Academy won the toss and elected to bat. Their openers went on rampage with Saida Khan scoring 76 runs off just 36 balls and Harpreet Sunny made 68 off 44 balls.

The academy ended up with a total of 255 runs of 25 overs for the loss of four wickets. In reply, CEC scored only 73 runs in 22 overs. Ravi Dhaliwal of the academy took five wickets for 11 runs.

In another match, ICL beat last year champions LIC XI by four wickets. Batting first the LIC scored 158 runs in 25 overs for the loss of six wickets. Sumit Narwal of the ICL guided his team to victory by his match winning 81 runs in 64 balls.

Brief scores: Minerva Academy 255 for four in 25 overs (Saida Khan 76, Harpreet Sunny 68, Harman Harry 55); CEC 73 all out (Ravi Dhaliwal 5 for 11, Karan Kherwal 2 for 22).

LIC 158 for six in 25 overs (R.P. Singh 24, Vishal 26, Sudhir 3 for 23);

and ICL XI 159 for eight in 24.5 overs (Sumit Narwal 81, Manan Asopa 36, Kamal Walia 3 for 17).

Kho-kho meet

Shishu Niketan Club-22 defeated Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya-25 by one point in the final of the girls category of Chandigarh Kho-kho Junior State Championship held at St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.

In the boys final, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya-25 (Team A) beat Shishu Niketan School-22 by one turn four points.



CLSA Blue enters lawyers’ cricket tournament final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 30
The CLSA Blue thrashed the CLSA Yellow to reach the final of the Lawyers’ Cricket tournament organised by the Chandigarh Lawyers Sports Association (CLSA), on the high court grounds here today.

The CLSA Yellow made 66 runs in 8 overs. The target was achieved by the CLSA Blue in 4.1 overs. The other semi final match was played between the CLSA Green and the CLSA Brown. The CLSA Brown set the target of 113 in 8 overs. The CLSA Green could only manage 99 runs in 8 overs.

The match was played till late evening under the specially arranged lights for the purpose.

Mr Justice D.K. Jain, Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court, inaugurated the tournament yesterday.

The tournament was organised on the occasion of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Almost all judges of the high court were present on the occasion.

The finals match between the CLSA Blue and the CLSA Brown will be played on April 2 at 5 pm”, informed Mr Hemant Bassi, secretary, CLSA.



Football trials on May 2
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 30
Trials to select 25 probables for 14th National Football Championship (u-14 boys) would be conducted by the Chandigarh Football Association at the Sector 17 Football Stadium on May 2 at 4 p.m. The championship will be held at Uttaranchal from May 20.

The players born on or after January 1, 1984, are eligible for the trials. The players must bring their age proof certificates with them. Mr Dinesh Sharma, football coach of the Chandigarh Sports Department, will supervise the trials.

Skating carnival

Rashab Sharma got first position in rink race-1 under-4 (Boys) in the 3rd Bhavan Hawk Roller Skating Carnival being organised by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-27 at the Sector 10 Skating Rink, here today.

Other results are: rink race: boys (4-6 years) — Dhruv Gupta 1 and Abhinav Gaur 2; girls — Rachita 1 and Abjot Kaur 2; boys (6-8 years) — Sahil Asht 1 and Ojas Chauhan 2; girls — Tamanna 1 and Tanu Gaur 2; boys (8-10 years) — Rahul 1 and Aman 2; girls — Darshwinder 1 and Rishika 2; boys ( 10-12 years) Sumant 1 and Dhruv 2; girls — Naureen 1 and Naina 2; boys ( 12 -14 years) — Surinder Mohan 1, Sandeep Mohan 2; boys above (14 years) — Gaurang 1 and Varun 2 and girls — Gurpreet 1 and Garima 2.

Road race is scheduled to be held tomorrow at the Sukhna Lake at 6.30 a m.



Patiala take 42-run lead
Tribune News Service

Mohali, April 30
A superb century by Amandeep (107) helped the Patiala District team to consolidate its position against Chandigarh District in the final of the three-day Sushil Bali Inter-district Cricket Tournament (u-15) at Punjab Cricket Association grounds, here today.

Earlier, Chandigarh scored 238 runs in first innings. Resuming the innings from 17 for no loss in five overs, Patiala openers played sensibly and scored 48 runs for the first wicket. At the end of the day, Patiala was at 280 for eight in 90 overs.

Brief scores: Chandigarh (Ist innings) 238 all out in 89.5 overs; Patiala (Ist innings) 280 for eight in 90 overs (Jeevanjot 68, Sahil 33, Amandeep 107, Anshul Tripathi 5 for 81); and Chandigarh (2nd innings) 13 for 1 in 10 overs.



HUDA seals Florence School
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, April 30
Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) today sealed a school running in an industrial site in the Industrial Area here. Florence Convent School was sealed by HUDA officials in Industrial Area, Phase II.

A team of HUDA officials led by junior engineers MP Sharma and Jasbir Singh went to the school today and sealed the building. They also pasted a notice on the building, claiming that the stay obtained by the school authorities had been vacated, so the building was being sealed.

As many as 400 children study in this school which has been functioning for the past 17 years. It had shifted to the present premises only recently. The school authorities said they were not aware of the court stay having been vacated. They said that their new building was under construction, and they had requested the HUDA authorities for two months’ time till they could shift into their own premises.

Today was the last day for HUDA to close down all schools running in premises other than those meant for schools (residential or industrial). With the closure of this school, HUDA officials claim that they have been closed down all schools operating in residential or industrial buildings. They said that they had already closed down 12 schools during this year, including two other schools running in the Industrial Area.


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