On a day of upsets, third-seed Sabyasachi Bose and Nirvick Mohinta of Bengal moved into the third round of boys under-18 category in the MINT-O junior tennis championships at South Club on Thursday. While Sabyasachi beat statemate Mohammed Aqib, Nirvick thrashed Samriddh Burman by identical 6-0, 6-2 margins.
However, fifth and sixth seeds, Samrat Ghosh and Akshay Bajoria, both from Bengal, bowed out, losing their Round II ties to Chandigarh’s Kingsuk Sharma 5-7, 6-3, 3-6 and Andhra’s Siddhath Alapati 3-6, 6-3, 5-7, respectively.
Meanwhile, Bengal’s Shivika Burman and Karina Ahuja reached quarter finals in the girls under-14 and under-18 sections, respectively.
Calcutta Port Trust, WB Police, Bijoyee Sangha and Friends of the Stadium entered the semi-finals of the state volleyball championships for clubs (men) on Thursday.
CPT bt Chhatra Samity 25-22, 14-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-9; WB Police bt Naihati AC 26-24, 25-17, 25-18; Bijoyee Sangha bt Tollygunge Subhas Sangha 29-27, 26-24, 25-15; Friends of the Stadium bt Calcutta Police 25-23, 25-17, 25-18.
Habra Kabaddi Association beat Murshidabad DKA 70-27 while Chandannangar KA whipped Howrah DKA 67-27 to move into the quarters of the state knock-out kabaddi Thursday.
In the SLOBA inter-school cricket, St Lawrence and Don Bosco got walk-over in category A and B, respectively. On both occasions, La Martiniere boys did not turn up.
TODAY IN SPORT
CRICKET: SLOBA meet between St Xavier’s and Bhowanipore Gujarat Education Society at St. Lawrence ground from 7.30 am.
KABADDI: State knock-out meet at WBKA ground from 4 pm.
TENNIS: Junior meet at South Club
VOLLEYBALL: 1st East, North-East Zone national and state-level junior meet and state meet for clubs at WBVA ground from 3 pm.