Indian Sports News Wrap, September 30: Aditya pips Aaradhya in Asian Under-16 tennis final

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports on September 30, 2022.

Champion Aditya Mor (right) with Praneel Sharma in the Asian
Under-16 tennis tournament in Lucknow on September 30, 2022.

Champion Aditya Mor (right) with Praneel Sharma in the Asian Under-16 tennis tournament in Lucknow on September 30, 2022. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports on September 30, 2022.

TENNIS

Aditya Mor pipped Aaradhya Kshitij 7-5, 7-6(5) in the final of the Asian Under-16 tennis tournament at the Vijayant Khand Stadium courts on Friday.

It was a double crown for Aditya, a trainee of RoundGlass Academy, as he had won the doubles title earlier with fellow trainee Praneel Sharma.

Coach Sukhwant Basra was delighted with the way Aditya executed the tactics in the final and also the robust manner he had played the doubles with Praneel.

The girls title was bagged by Jaya Kapoor who breezed past her doubles partner Shagun Kumari 6-3, 6-0. It was a double crown for Jaya as well, as she had won the doubles title earlier.

THE RESULTS (FINALS)
Under-16 Boys: Aditya Mor bt Aaradhya Kshitij 7-5, 7-6(5).
Under-16 Girls: Jaya Kapoor bt Shagun Kumari 6-3, 6-0.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

Bopanna wins doubles semifinals in Tel Aviv

Rohan Bopanna, seeded No.1 with Matwe Middelkoop, beat Sadio Dumbia and Fabien Reboul 4-6, 7-6(3), [10-8] in the doubles semifinals of the $1,019,855 ATP tennis tournament in Tel Aviv on Friday.

In the ATP event in Seoul, Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni were beaten 7-5, 7-5 by top seeds Raven Klaasen and Nathaniel Lammons in the doubles semifinals. The Indian pair collected $18,530 and 90 ATP points.

In the ITF women’s event in Ecuador, Smriti Bhasin went down fighting in three hours and 22 minutes to third seed Maria Perez-Garcia 7-6(7), 5-7, 1-6 in the pre-quarterfinals.

THE RESULTS
$1,019,855 ATP, Tel Aviv, Israel
Doubles (semifinals): Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) & Rohan Bopanna bt Sadio Doumbia & Fabien Reboul (Fra) 4-6, 7-6(3), [10-8].
$1,237,570 ATP, Seoul, Korea
Doubles (semifinals): Raven Klaasen (RSA) & Nathaniel Lammons (USA) bt Yuki Bhambri & Saketh Myneni 7-5, 7-5.
€45,730 Challenger, Lisbon, Portugal
Doubles (semifinals): Vladyslav Manafov & Oleg Prihodko (Ukr) bt Christopher Rungkat (Ina) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-4, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (quarterfinals): Tsung-Hao Huang (Tpe) & Jarno Jans (Ned) bt Rithvik Choudary & Niki Poonacha 6-1, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Maria Perez-Garcia (Col) bt Smriti Bhasin 6-7(7), 7-5, 6-1.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Laura Patino & Antonia Samudio (Col) bt Mia Popovic (USA) & Priyanka Rodricks 6-1, 6-1.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

HOCKEY

Sheetla, Nandii guide Sri Guru Nanak school to victory at Nehru under-17 girls hockey tournament

Sheetla Yadav and Nandini Yadav scored a goal each to help Sri Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Rajnandgaon, to a 2-1 victory over Rose Bud School, Devgadh, Baria, in the preliminary league phase of the Charanjit Rai 28th Nehru under-17 girls hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday.

Vegad Ranjan scored the goal for the Baria team.

THE RESULTS (LEAGUE)
Pool-A: One Thousand Hockey Legs (Neha Devi 2, Bharti Ahirwar, Nasmina Talukdar, Laxmi Kumari, Komal) bt Government Excellence School, Seoni, 6-0.
Pool-B: GIC BHEL, Ranipur, Haridwar (Mukta 6, Saloni 3, Jyoti Mehra 2, Gungun, Anshika Soni, Manshi, Janki Rawal) bt SN Trust HSS, Kollam, 15-0.
Pool-C: Sri Guru Nanak SSS, Rajnandgaon (Sheetla Yadav, Nandini Yadav) bt Rose Bud School, Devgadh, Baria (Vegad Ranjan) 2-1.
Pool-D: Mahila Hockey Academy, Ajmer, (Gayatri Mahavar 5, Thavri Meena 5, Chetna Rani Das 4, Nikku Gurjar 3, Salini Lamoria) bt St. Athony’s HS, Goa, 18-0.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

GOLF

Modest start for Aditi Ashok on LPGA

India's Aditi Ashok carded a modest three-over 74 in the opening round to lie tied 72nd at The Ascendant LPGA here.

The Indian had just one birdie against four bogeys.

Aditi, starting on the back nine, had a rough run from 14th to 18th with three bogeys and then had one more bogey on the second to go 4-over.

She did pull back a shot with a birdie on the sixth. She will now need a good solid second round to make the cut.

- PTI

Sharma gets off to rough start at Dunhill Links

India’s Shubhankar Sharma had a rough start as he carded two-over 74 in the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship here.

Sharma was down five over after five holes, but made a valiant attempt thereafter to repair the damage at the Old Course, St. Andrews.

The players play a round each at the Old Course, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie before the final round at Old Course.

Teeing up at the Old Course, Sharma had pars on 10th and 11th but then bogeyed 12th and 13th. The Indian then dropped a triple bogey on Par-5.

A birdie on 17th was followed by a bogey on second. He then had three birdies on fourth, fifth and seventh to finish at 74.

Sharma plays his second round at the Carnoustie Course, considered the toughest of the three.

Due to forecast bad weather on Friday, round two of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will have a shotgun start across the three courses for all competitors.

- PTI

Delhi Golf Club League: Achal, Netra fire hole-in-one

Veteran Achal Nath and upcoming golfer Netra Suri shot a hole-in-one each on the par-3 17th hole as Athletic Drive crushed BI Luxury 14 points to 2.5 in a Group ‘D’ encounter of the Lloyd Delhi Golf Club League here on Friday.

THE RESULTS
Group A: Shiva Motocorp bt Ardee Par Excellence 14.5-2; BMW Deutsche bt Delhi Tigers 9-7.5. Group B: The A-Team bt Birdie Machine 10-5; Swingkkings bt Robo4me 9.5-6.5. Group C: 24 Lions bt Sterling Swingers 10-4.5; The Pioneers bt Coca Cola 9-6.5. Group D: Christies Golf bt Teem EDC 11.5-4; Athletic Drive bt BI Luxury 14-2.5.

- Rakesh Rao

SHOOTING

India finishes 22nd in men’s trap team championship in Shotgun World Championship

The Indian trio of Prithviraj Tondaiman, Vivaan Kapoor and Bhowneesh Mendiratta shot 205 in the trap team championship to finish 22nd in the Shotgun World Championship in Osijek, Croatia, on Friday.

Bhowneesh, who had won the Olympic quota place earlier for Paris, and Vivaan shot 69 each while Prithviraj Tondaiman could muster only 67 following a below par second round of 20. India missed qualification for the medal round by 10 points.

In the women’s trap team championship, the India team of Shreyasi Singh (67), Manisha Keer (65) and Neeru (61) placed ninth with a total of 193. The top four teams, Italy, Finland, China and Australia made the cut for the medal round with scores ranging from 214 to 202.

- Kamesh Srinivasan

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