Indian sports news wrap, November 9

Here are all the major updates and results from Indian sports on November 9.

Published : Nov 09, 2023 18:28 IST , CHENNAI - 3 MINS READ

Representative Image: Jagish Tanwar wins Over-50 ITF Masters final.
Representative Image: Jagish Tanwar wins Over-50 ITF Masters final. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Representative Image: Jagish Tanwar wins Over-50 ITF Masters final. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Here are all the major updates and results from Indian sports on November 9.


ITF Masters: Jagdish Tanwar beats Rajesh Ganapathy

Third seed Jagdish Tanwar battled hard to beat Rajesh Ganapathy 6-7(4), 6-4, [10-7] in the over-50 final of the ITF Masters tennis tournament at the Indore Tennis Club.

The results (finals):
Men: Over-30: Bhavesh Gout bt Pulkit Mishra 6-2, 6-2; Over-35: Avneet Gill bt Ketan Dhumal 7-6(5), 6-4; Over-40: Aditya Khanna bt Mandar Wakankar 6-1, 7-5; Over-45: Nitten Kirrtane bt Avinash Kunwar 6-1, 6-0; Over-50: Jagdish Tanwar bt Rajesh Ganapathy 6-7(4), 6-4, [10-7]; Over-55: Ramkumar Prasad bt Pawan Kapoor 4-6, 6-1, [10-7].
Women: Over-35: Priyanka Mehta bt Harpreet Bajpai 1-6, 6-0, [10-8]; Over-40: Arti Ganesh bt Hitha Dharma 6-0, 6-0; Over-45: Mayuka Sakai bt Sonal Vohra 6-0, 6-0.

- Team Sportstar

AITA men’s tournament: Jagmeet Singh sets up title clash with Neeraj Yashpaul

Third seed Jagmeet Singh pipped second seed Udit Kamboj 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(3) to set up a title clash against top seed Neeraj Yashpaul in the Rs.2,50,000 AITA men’s tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex on Thursday.

Jagmeet Singh did well to combine with Udit to clinch the doubles title, beating the top seeds Siddharth Basaiti and Ajay Kundu in straight sets.

The results:
Singles (semifinals): Neeraj Yashpaul bt Parth Aggarwal 6-2, 6-4; Jagmeet Singh bt Udit Kamboj 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(3).
Doubles (final): Udit Kamboj & Jagmeet Singh bt Siddharth Basaiti & Ajay Kundu 7-6(5), 6-0.

- Team Sportstar

Sahaja loses to Bennett in the ITF womens tennis tournament

Sahaja Yamalapalli beat fellow qualifier Dj Bennett of USA 6-4, 6-0 in the first round of the $100,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Charleston, USA.

The results:
€630,705 ATP, Metz, France: Doubles (quarterfinals): Sadio Doumbia & Fabien Reboul (Fra) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & Bart Stevens (Ned) 6-2, 6-4.
€145,000 Challenger, Helsinki, Finland: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sriram Balaji & Andre Begemann (Ger) bt Maximilian Neuchrist & Dennis Novak (Aut) 6-4, 6-3; Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Linus Lagerbohm (Fin) & Mark Lajal (Est) 6-2, 7-6(5).
$80,000 Challenger, Matsuyama, Japan: Doubles (quarterfinals): JiSung Nam (Kor) & Kaichi Uchida (Jpn) bt Purav Raja & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-2, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Hua Hin, Thailand: Doubles (quarterfinals): David Pichler (Aut) & Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Siwanat Auytayakul & Thanapet Chanta (Tha) 4-6, 7-5, [10-3].
$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia: Doubles (quarterfinals): Alexandr Binda (Ita) & Chirag Duhan bt Jurriaan Bol & Brian Bozemoj (Ned) 7-6(4) 3-6, [10-8].
$100,000 ITF women, Charleston, USA: Singles (first round): Sahaja Yamalapalli bt Dj Bennett (USA) 6-4, 6-0. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Makenna Jones (USA) & Yuliia Starodubtseve (Ukr) bt Sahaja Yamalapalli & Anna Zyryanova 6-3, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Doubles (quarterfinals): Paula Cembranos & Jenny Duerst (Sui) bt Humera Baharmus & Elizabeth Danailova (Bul) 6-0, 6-1.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

India beats USA 5-1 for second straight win at IV Rod Laver Junior challenge

The Indian team continued to assert its strength as it beat host USA 5-1 in the second league match of the IC Rod Laver Junior Challenge at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in San Diego, California.

While Manas Dhamne, Rushil Khosla and Sohini Mohanty won their singles matches without dropping a set, Asmi Adkar lost to Shivaani Selvan. Indian team won both the doubles matches for a resounding victory.

India, which had earlier beaten Britain 4-2 in the opening match, was drawn to play Italy in the third league match. Italy also won its two matches against the USA and Argentina.

The topper of the six-team league will be the champion of the tournament.

The league results: 
Manas Dhamne bt Stiles Brockett 6-1, 6-2. 
Rushil Khosla bt Jonah Hill 6-4, 6-3. 
Asmi Adkar lost to Shivaani Sel van 4-6, 5-7. 
Sohini Mohanty bt Reley Rhodes 7-6(1), 6-0. 
Rushil & Manas bt Jonah & Stiles 6-2, 3-6, [10-2]. 
Asmi & Sohini bt Reley bt Shivaani 6-4, 4-6, [10-7].
India bt USA 5-1 

- Kamesh Srinivasan


Ajeetesh Sandhu is top Indian in Hong Kong Open

Ajeetesh Sandhu strung together a series of four birdies from the fifth to eighth holes as he compiled a 4-under 66 in the first round of the Hong Kong Open and was the best-placed Indian at tied 10th here on Thursday.

Karandeep Kochhar (67), who carried on his fine form which saw him finish in Top-5 a week ago, was tied 21st alongside Gaganjeet Bhullar.

Veer Ahlawat and Shiv Kapur shot 68 each to be T-36, while Rashid Khan (69) was T-54th.

Meanwhile, S Chikkarangappa (70) was T-70 and Honey Baisoya (73) was T-115 and SSP Chawrasia (74) was T-123.

Sandhu opened with a bogey, but his four-in-a-row run of birdies saw him make up quickly. He dropped a shot on the ninth, but birdies on Par-5 13th and the par-4 16th saw him finish strongly.

Kochhar had four birdies against one bogey, while Bhullar had six birdies against three bogeys.



Maharashtra lifts overall championship; Srihari, Sanyukta and Pranati best athletes

Maharashtra, with 228 medals including 80 golds, topped the medal table and took the Raja Bhalindra Singh Trophy for the overall championship in the 37th National Games which ended in Goa on Thursday.

Maharashtra’s triumph ended Services’ reign at the top since the 2007 Games in Guwahati. Services finished second and Haryana was third.

Karnataka swimmer Srihari Nataraj (8 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) was adjudged the best male athlete of the Games while gymnasts Sanyukta Prasen Kale and Pranati Nayak of Odisha (4 gold, 1 silver each) were named as the best female athletes.

Final medal tally (top 5 only, read as state, gold, silver, bronze and total): 1. Maharashtra (80, 69, 79 = 228), 2. Services (66, 27, 33 = 126), 3. Haryana (62, 55, 75 = 192), 4. Madhya Pradesh (37, 36, 39 = 112), 5. Kerala (36, 24, 27 = 87).

- Stan Rayan

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment