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Seeds live up to billing

The top seeds of the menís singles played to form in the semi-finals of the Aarbur Calcutta hardcourt tennis championships at South Club on Wednesday.

Top seed Abhishek Jagnani, second seed Vinod Kumar Sewa, third seed Manoj Kumar Sewa all won. In the dayís only upset, Danielle Jones ousted fourth seed Treta Bhattacharya 6-0, 6-2 in the ladies section.

RESULTS (QUARTER FINALS):

Menís singles ó Abhishek Jagnani (1) bt Bhagirath Kumar 6-1, 6-1; Manoj Kumar Sewa (3) bt Satirth Patnaik 6-0, 6-0; Dhruv Kumar (4) bt Robin Das 6-3, 6-2; Vinod Kumar Sewa (2) bt Samrat Ghosh 6-0, 7-5. Ladiesí singles ó Priyanka Parekh (1) w/o Pooja Mitra; Danielle Jones bt Treta Bhattacharya (4) 6-0, 6-2; Ragini Vimal (2) bt Anasuya Koley 6-0, 6-0. Menís doubles ó Vinod Kumar Sewa & Saurav Sukul (1) bt Samrat Ghosh & Gora Mukherjee 6-0, 6-2; Manoj Kumar Sewa & Robin Das (3) bt Ajay K. Nishank & Satirth Patnaik 6-1, 6-2.

Saurav star attraction

City boy Saurav Ghosal is the star attraction in the Indian junior squash open, being held in Pune. Saurav is currently the under-17 world No. 1 and has recently won the German Junior Open. Apart from him, under-19 national champion Gaurav Nandrajog and Deepika Pallikal, who won the German Junior Open in nuder-13 category, are also participating , along with 131 others from India, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.

Corporate football

Hyatt Calcutta emerged champions in the five-city Kingfisher corporate football tournament, held in the last weekend in Bangalore. Hyatt Calcutta beat Delhiís GE Capital 5-1 in the final.

TODAY IN SPORT

FOOTBALL: IFA Shield semi-final ó Mohun Bagan vs Tollygunge Agragami ó at Salt Lake Stadium, 5.45 pm.

TENNIS: Calcutta hardcourt meet at South Club from 3 pm.


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