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Bhavika romps home in Hot Weather tennis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 19
Bhavika defeated Sheshna (7-6 (2) ,6-0) in the finals of girls’ under-12 Hot Weather Tennis Tournament held at CLTA Complex, here, today.

Sheshna gave a tough fight to Bhavika in the first set which was finally decided with tie-break 7-6 (2).

It was an easy walk to the title for Bhavika when she thrashed Sheshna 6-0 in the deciding second set.

In the boys’ under-18 quarterfinals, it was a straight set defeat all together.

Mandeep Gill, Akshat Joshi, Amrinder S Mann and Gurinder Singh gave their opponents a one- sided affair defeat and easily sailed to the semifinal rounds.

The duo, Dinesh Kumar and Varinder Patial, also ensured their place in the quarterfinals of the Men’s Doubles category, they defeated the pair of Shiv Bahadur and Ram Kirpal (9-6) in the pre-quarterfinals played today.

The results:

Boys u -18 (Quaterfinals)

Mandeep Gill b Gurvinder Singh (9-0),Akshat Joshi b Raghav Singhal (9-3),Amrinder S. Mann b Ashok (9-3),Gurinder Singh b Vaibhv Gupta (9-5)

Men’s Singles (1st Round)

Yogesh b Ravneet Saini (9-2),Akhat Joshi b Mansimrat s. Riar (9-0), Ankur Mahendroo b Kawaljeet Singh (9-3),Karan Patnaik b Balwinder Singh(9-1),Arvind b Ashok (9-1),Anil Sethi b Rajan Tiwari (9-0)Birbal b Gurvinder Singh (9-1) and Mandeep Gill b Amrinder Singh (9-1).

Sumit Bajaj b Syan Dass (9-5),Dinesh b Amanjeet Singh (9-5),Vijayant Malik b Bhupinder Singh (9-0),Deepak b Praeep Sharma (9-1) Hardyal w/o Ramesh Rozra and Tushar b Nikhil Hooda (9-0)

Men’s Doubles (Pre-Quarters)

Nikhil Hooda/Amrinder Singh b Rajan Tiwari/Gagandeep Singh (9-0),Varender S. Patial/Dinesh Kumar b Shiv Bahadur/Ram Kirpal (9-6), Karan Golmei/Deepak b Gurvinder Singh/Kawaljeet Singh (9-2)

Girls u-12 (Semifinals)

Bhavika b Vibhuti Khullar (8-4), Sheshna b Ganeev Kaur (8-7(2))

Girls u-12 (Finals)

Bhavika b Sheshna (7-6(2) ,6-0).



Rajan-Jasjeet enter final of CLTA tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 19
The duo Rajan Kashyap and Jasjeet Singh moved into the finals of the veteran’s doubles’ event defeating their opponent pair of J.L. Sharma and Pritam Singh 7-5,6-4 in the semifinals of CLTA Hot Weather Tennis Tournament held at CLTA Complex, Sector 10, here today.

In the Girls u-12 quarterfinals, Ganeev Kaur beat Harkeerat Kaur Bains 6-3.

The results: Boys u-14 (quarterfinals) Gurinder Singh bt Devbir Singh (5-0 Concd), Hitesh Gupta bt Anupam Chhetri (8-4)

Girls u-12 (quarterfinals)

Bhavika bt Shaina Dewan(6-1), Vibhuti Khular bt Hasan Dhanoa (7-6(4)), Ganeev Kaur bt Harkeerat Kaur Bains (6-3),Sheshna bt Jeevan Kaur (7-2)

Girls u-14 (quarterfinals)

Shilpa Naruka bt Rhythm (8-2), Bhavika Wadhawan bt Shivika Sharma(8-2), Arpan Chahal bt Inderjot (7-6(3), Ravnoor Kaur w/o Parminder

Veteran’s doubles (Semifinals ) Rajan Kashyap/Jasjeet Singh bt J.L. Sharma/Pritam Singh (7-5, 6-4).



Rollerbones register win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 19
Rollerbones Skating Club registered a victory over Roller Hawks team 6-4 in junior boys’ category on the concluding day of 16th Roller Skating Carnival held at Skating Rink, Sector 10, here yesterday.

In the final of subjunior girls’ roller hockey event, the KBDAV School team beat Blue Bird, Panchkula, in a one-sided affair 6-0.

In the subjunior boys’ roller hockey event, Ajit Karam Singh School team bagged the first position beating KBDAV school team which was placed second whereas Sangrur roller hockey team had to be content with the third position in roller hockey.

Mohit Goyal bagged the first position in the under four (boys) while Ahis Yadav emerged the winner among girls in the road race event. In the finals of rink race (u-4) event, Manan and Ananyaa clinched the first place.

The two-day skating meet was organised by Rollerbones Skating Club in which as many as 300 skaters from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana took part under different age groups in various events like roller hockey, road race and rink race.

Results of road race (final):

U- 4 years boys :1. Mohit Goyal 2. Gurnam Singh

U- 4 years girls:1. Ahis Yadav

4-6 years boys :1. Bhavya Jain 2. Vikramjit 3. Uddesh

4-6 years boys (on inline skates): 1. Alaap Bharadwaj (Delhi) 2. Smridh Taneja

4-6 Girls (on inline skates): Tavisha

6-8 years boys : 1. Mohit Yadav 2. Akash Rana 3. Davinder Pal

6-8 years girls: 1. Sirjana 2. Ibadat Mander 3. Hasmeet Gujral

6-8 years boys (on inline skates): 1. Adhiraj Jogota

8-10 years boys:1. Bhavdeep Singh 2. Jeevan Singh Virk 3. Simran Maan

8-10 years girls: 1. Darshvinder Kaur 2. Navroop Kaur 3 Sherya Bhatia and Ambika

8-10 years boys (on inline skates): 1. Parth Mehta

10-12 years boys: 1. Hardeep Singh Dhull 2. Sidhant Chopra 3. Shivam Thakur

10-12 years girls: 1. Jyoti Rana 2. Navpreet Kaur 3. Apurva Pal

10-12 years boys (on inline skates): 1. Vipin Mehra

12-14 years boys:1. Rahul.S. Mittal 2. Karan Lamba 3. Gaurav

12-14 years girls :1. Mehak Paul 2. Pragya 3. Karanveer Kaur

Above 14 years boys:1. Amar Singh 2. Sachin Mohan 3. Amol Sood

Above 14 years boys (on inline skates): 1. Gulsagar Singh

Above 14 years girls: 1. Anupriya 2. Ramandeep Kaur 3. Gurleen Kaur

Rink Race II Final: Under 4 years boys:1. Manan 2. Harkarman 3. Nirbay

Under 4 years girls: 1. Ananyaa 2. Tamisha 3. Kayati

4-6 years boys: 1. Bhavya Jain 2. Bikin 3. Akash

4-6 years girls: 1. Sehaj 2. Jasleen 3. Komal

6-8 years boys:1.Subhkarman 2. Davinder Pal 3. Robin

6-8 years girls: 1. Hasmeet 2. Aditya 3.Tamanna

8-10 years boys: 1. Sahil 2. Bhavdeep 3. Simran Mann

8-10 years girls: 1. Shifally 2. Ramandeep 3 Tanu

10-12 years boys: 1. Harshdeep 2. Sarabjot 3. Harmandeep

10-12 years girls: 1. Navpreet 2. Jyoti

12-14 years boys: 1. Vipin

12-14 years girls: 1. Karamveer

Above 14 years boys: 1. Amar Singh 2. Gulrajan Singh

Above 14 years girls: 1. Ramandeep 2. Bharti.



Mani Majra lad in Indian U-19 team
G. S. Paul
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 19
Yet another name is emerging on the list of local cricketers. Meet 16-year-old Mani Majra lad Amanpreet, who has been selected in the 15-member Indian under-19 cricket squad that will tour England from July 9 to August 10. During this period, the team will play three one- day series and as many Test matches against England. The selected team will undergo a 12-day preparatory camp at NCA, Bangalore from June 27.

“Everybody is having great expectations from me and I hope to perform well and live up to their expectations. I have been working hard on my game particularly the line and length while bowling. It is a great opportunity that has come my way and I will prove my worth,” said strong-minded Amanpreet.

This fast pace bowler from Punjab (north zone) caught the selectors’ fancy during the Hemu Adhikari Trophy held at Bangalore from May 27 to June 14. He has to his credit 11 wickets in two matches played against south zone and west zone.

A student of plus two in Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula, Amanpreet started playing cricket at a tender age of nine and participated in various tournaments. This 6 feet 3 inches tall fast pacer has been representing Punjab state under-17 team and was selected out of 25 probables to represent Punjab in Hemu Adhikari Trophy held at Bangalore last year also. Incidentally, he claimed 11 wickets then also.

He is the first cricketer from the Satluj Cricket Academy to represent India in any international tournament. Taking it as a learning curve, Aman maintains that he didn’t feel any pressure while playing with the senior players.

Quite humble, Amanpreet is indebted to his coach, Bharti Vij at PCA, Mohali, under whose guidance he is honing his skills to match the standards of Australian fast bowler Dennis Lilee and all rounder Kapil Dev. He does not forget to pay regards to his parents and brother who is a cricket coach with Satluj Cricket Academy.

“Credit also goes to my parents and brother who is a mental trainer for me in any difficult situation,’’ said Amanpreet. 



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