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Ann, Nehal in semi-finals

Guwahati, Nov. 21: German player Ann Christin Nilsson stormed into the semi-finals of both the girls’ singles and doubles events in the ongoing ITF World Junior Ranking Tennis Championship at All Assam Tennis Association complex here today.

In the quarter-finals today, Nilsson got the better of her Indian opponent Ramya Natarajan 6-3, 6-4.

Nehel Sahni of India also made it to the semi-finals of both events. She beat compatriot Nida Sahid Kamal 6-2, 6-0 in the round of eight.

In the other quarter-finals, Sai Samhitha Chamarthi of India eased past Tuchia Chen of Chinese Taipei 6-3, 6-2 and Snehal Mane (India) came back from a set behind to defeat compatriot Trisha Punamiya 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

In the boys’ courts, Gavit Batra of India caused an upset, shocking fourth seed compatriot Gary Tokas 7-5, 6-1 to make it to the semi-finals.

Chinese Taipei boys Chin-Chun Tang entered the semi-finals overcoming Hardeep Singh Sandhu of India 6-2, 6-2 while Fatehdeep Singh (India) struggled past giantkiller compatriot Gagan Sharma 6-2, 7-6 (6). Anvit Bendre made short work of Mahendru Tanishq 6-0, 6-2 in an all-Indian clash to be in the round of four.

School squads: The directorate of sports on Tuesday named the state under-14 boys and girls football teams for the 58th National School Games to be held in Mumbai from November 25 to 29.

Chirchill arrive: The Churchill Brothers team arrived in Shillong on Wednesday for their match against home side Shillong Lajong FC. The match is scheduled from 2 pm on Saturday, writes our correspondent from Shillong.


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