Fourth seed Akash upset
Wild card entrant Yuki Bhambri upset fourth seed Akash Gujarati 6-3, 6-3 at the ONGC-ITF Juniors at the DKS Sports Complex on Wednesday. It took 73 minutes for Bhambri to win the match.
The girls’ event also saw the fourth seed Uzbek Nigora Sirojiddinova going down to Ukraine’s Yuliya Golbobodko 1-6, 4-6 in an 85-minute affair.
Boys qualifier Sundhanwa Sitaram ousted third seed B. Vikram Reddy in a three-setter 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. The day’s other upset was scripted by another qualifier Christopher Marquis, who packed off the fifth seeded Thai lad Khunpol Issara 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in 95 minutes.
Rifat Biktyakov bt Sriram Balaji Narayanswamy 6-4, 6-2; Yuki Bhambri bt Akash Gujarati 6-3, 6-3; Christopher Marquis bt Khunpol Issara 6-4, 2-6, 6-3; Jeong-Han Seo bt Mansingh Athare 6-2, 6-0; Sudhanwa Sitaram bt B. Vikram Reddy 2-6, 6-2, 6-4; Andrei Savulescu bt Varun Gunaseelan 6-1, 6-3; Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Agnel Gladwin Peter 4-6, 6-0, 6-0.
Jessy Rompies bt Olga Makhova 6-2, 6-0; Alyona Sotnikova bt Nicha Lertpitaksinchai 6-2, 6-1; Yuliya Golborodko bt Nigora Sirojiddinova 6-1, 6-4; Nanuli Pipiya bt Sweta Solanki 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-3); Btrice Gumulya bt Ashwarya Srivastava 6-3, 6-4; Nadia Lalami bt Khunpak Issara 6-4, 7-6 (7-1); Anastasiya Vasylyeva bt Prerna Bhambri 6-1, 6-2; Sophia Mulsap bt Deepna Vazirani 6-1, 6-1.
Netaji Subhas Institute were 217 for eight after 66 overs on Day I of the CAB two-day league match against Rajasthan on Wednesday.
Netaji Subhas Institute 217/8 in 66 ovs (Surajit Das 77, Sankar Paul 67; Satyendra Yadav 3/41) vs Rajasthan Club.
Shanker Roy with nine points won the State Chess Championship after notching up an unassailable lead at the end of the 10th round at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra on Wednesday. Laltu Chatterjee and Arindam Mukherjee were placed second with 7.5 points. The final-round matches will be played on Thursday.
Debasree to lead
Debasree Dey will lead the Bengal squad for the 71st Senior National Badminton Championships to be held in Patna from Saturday. The squad will leave on Saturday itself.
Debasree Dey (captain), Amrita Mukherjee, Tanmoyee Nandy, Arindam Mukherjee, Kaushik Pal, Sandipan Banerjee. Coach: Subhas Chandra Dey. Manager: Rathin Shome.
TODAY IN SPORT
CHESS: State meet at the Khudiram Anusilan Kendra from 11.30 am.
CRICKET: CAB League matches at various venues from 9 am.
FOOTBALL: National League — East Bengal vs Mohammedan Sporting at the Barasat Stadium. Kick-off at 2.15 pm.
TENNIS: ONGC-ITF Juniors meet at the DKS Sports Complex from 10.30 am.