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Luching, Rajiv win

Imphal, April 8: L. Luching defeated Kh. Benson 6-0, 6-0 and Th. Rajiv overcame Kh. Tomthin 4-6, 6-1, 10-4 at IDTA Tennis Complex in Lamphel today to move into the under-14 boys’ category semi-finals of the first Manipur Tennis League, 2014.

Musa MM and N. Derek had booked their spots in the semi-finals yesterday.

In the under-10 girls’ category, N. Charmie Devi defeated M. Niviarani 4-1, 4-1 and L. Bindyarani Devi beat Y. Agu 0-4, 4-2, 10-5 in the semi-finals to set up the final clash.

In the under-10 boys’ category, Rahul Pamei drubbed N. Moramba 4-0, 4-0 and went to beat Bhusan 4-2, 4-0 while A. Mahesh initially faced stiff resistance from S. Bicky but eventually triumphed 5-4, 10-5, 4-1. Pamei will play Bicky and Mahesh will meet Bhusan in the semi-finals tomorrow.

In the men’s team event, LB Aces overcame Bobby Rhino by 2-1 sets. The first singles saw T. Brojendro of LB Aces beat Th. Ribhaskar of Bobby Rhino 6-2, 6-1. H. Beckar of LB Aces beat Kh. Bona of Bobby Rhino 6-4, 6-4 sets. But the Rhinos fought back in the doubles match where Th. Ribhaskar and Kh. Bona beat T. Brojendro and Kh. Thoihenba of LB Aces 7-5, 6-0. In another match, Biren Attacker beat KK Challenger by 2-1 sets.

In the veteran’s team event, the Warriors beat Bobby Rhinos by 2-1 sets while LB Aces beat Biren Attacker 2-1 and KK Challenger 3-0.

Body-building: The Manipur Amateur Body-Builders’ Association has selected 24 body-builders for the 62nd National Amateur Body-Building Championship to be held at Udupi, Karnataka, from May 21-22.


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