| A.K. Sinha (left) and Subhas Chandra Das (centre) inaugurate the tournament in Guwahati on Thursday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, Dec. 5: Dharmendra Sharma, Rajiv Kumar, O.N. Hariprasad Rao and R.M. Vasavada marched into the menís singles second round of the first All-India Central Board of Dirt Taxes (CBDT) Tennis Tournament that got under way at the All Assam Tennis Association Complex here today.
Dharmendra Sharma and R.M. Vasavada also advanced to the menís above-40 singles eventís second round along with K. Sanjiv and Dilip Shivpuri.
About 40 participants from various parts of the country are taking part in the meet, which comprises menís singles and doubles for sports quota recruits, open category, above-40 and above-50 singles.
Chief commissioner of income tax, northeastern region, A.K. Sinha inaugurated the meet in the presence of AATA life president Subhas Chandra Das.
The tournament was declared open with an exchange of strokes on the court between Sinha and Das.
Menís singles: Dharmendra Sharma bt K. Sanjiv 8-6; Rajiv Kumar bt N. Venkataiah 8-0; O.N. Hariprasad Rao bt Asish kumar Deharia 8-1; R.M. Vasavada bt K. Ramanna Babu 8-3.
Menís above-40 singles: Dharmendra Sharma bt M. Mathaivanan 8-3; K. Sanjiv W/O S. Battini; R.M. Vasavada bt Methal Meena 8-3; Dilip Shivpuri bt Kumar Rajiv Prasad 8-0
The Assam Principal Auditors- General finished runners-up of the East Zone Indian audit and accounts department football tournament as they went down to their Bengal counterparts by 2-4 in the final at Bhubaneswar on Thursday.
Thomson Langthasa scored both the goals for the Assam Principal Auditors General in the 50th and 57th minutes.
Sabir Ali scored a hattrick for the Bengal side with goals in the 10th, 17th and 25th minutes while Sunil Jena scored in the 40th minute.
Both the sides qualified for the All-India Knockout Football Championship to be held at Gwalior from December 16 to 18.