WTT Contender Nova Gorica: Sathiyan-Manika pair loses in final
Indian mixed doubles pair of Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Manika Batra lost in the final of the WTT Contender event in Nova Gorica, Slovenia on Saturday.
Lim Jonghoon and Shin Yubin of Korea beat Sathiyan and Manika 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-5) in the summit clash.
In the women’s doubles semifinal, Manika and Archana Kamath went down 1-3 (4-11, 11-8, 6-11, 9-11) against Doo Hoi Kem and Zhu Chengzhu of Hong Kong, China.
- Team Sportstar
Nishna finishes 46th at Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, Taipei’s Huang records stunning win
A triple bogey on the closing hole spoilt her card as India’s Nishna Patel managed a four-over 76 on the final round to sign off tied 46th at the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship in Pattaya on Sunday.
The 16-year-old schoolgirl from Mumbai was fighting with 1-over till she arrived for her final hole, the ninth. She triple bogeyed it to end with a four day total of eight-over 296.
“A disappointing finish, but still a good experience,” said Nishna, the only Indian to make the cut. The other five Indian girls -- Avani Prashanth, Kriti Chowhan, Sifat Sagoo, Mannat Brar and Ceerat Kang -- were all at the grounds to see some terrific final day action, and had earlier missed the cut.
The small but compact 17-year-old Ting-Hsuan Huang, who has often come good at crucial moments in her short but impressive career, stunned the local Thais with a terrific display on the last seven holes to win the championship on Sunday.
Huang (69) finished 11-under at the Waterside course of the Siam Country Club, while Thai Natthakritta Vongtaveelap (75) was 9-under to sign off at second place.
Junior Davis Cup: Turkey thumps India 3-0
Host Turkey beat India 3-0 in the match for the 13th place in the Junior Davis Cup under-16 World Group tennis tournament in Antalya on Sunday.
The two teams from the Asia-Oceania zone, Japan and Australia, that had finished second and third behind host India in April, in qualifying for the World Group competition, finished a commendable fifth and seventh in Turkey. Champion India that was well served by Rushil Khosla and Bushan Haobam in the regional competition in Delhi, eventually placed 14th in the World Group final.
India’s only win in six matches came against Mexico which finished at the bottom of the 16-team field.
The results (13th place): Turkey bt India 3-0 (Kerem Yilmaz bt Kriish Tyagi 6-4, 6-7(0), [10-4]; Atakan Karahan bt Rushil Khosla 6-0, 3-2 (retired); Emirhan Bulut & Atakan Karahan bt Vansh Nandal & Kriish Tyagi 6-2, 6-4).
The final placings: 1. Brazil, 2. USA, 3. Italy, 4. France, 5. Australia, 6. Czech Republic, 7. Japan, 8. Spain, 9. Argentina, 10. Paraguay, 11, Britain, 12. Morocco, 13. Turkey, 14. India, 15. Egypt, 16. Mexico.
Delhi State sub-junior snooker: Yugul Sharma beats Mudit Kakkar
Yugul Sharma beat Mudit Kakkar 60-14, 75-27 in the final of the Delhi State sub-junior snooker tournament at the Baba Billiards Academy.
The champion and runner-up will represent Delhi in the National championship in Indore next month.
The results (final): Yugul Sharma bt Mudit Kakkar 60-14, 75-27; Semifinals: Yugul bt Ekansh Sharma 74-15, 63-21; Mudit bt Subhya Sachdeva 44-72, 64-45, 57-51.