| Lenien Jamir and Janashree Saikia (right) in action in Guwahati on Sunday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, April 27: Unseeded Assam lad Kritanta Sharma today caused a major upset in the boys’ quarter-finals of the AITA Championship Series under-14 boys’ and girls’ tennis tournament at the All-Assam Tennis Association Complex here.
He shocked second seed Roshan Kumar of Bihar 4-2, 4-2 in the short-setter quarter-finals to move into the singles semi-finals.
Three more Assam boys — Ronit Bora, Kaushik J. Bora and Snehal Nayan — completed the semi-finals line-up.
In the round of eight, Ronit humbled Karnataka opponent Nikhil Niranjan 4-2, 0-4, 7-2, Kaushik overcame Arith Bhuyan of Assam for a 5-3, 4-5(4), 7-5 victory while Snehal got the better of Assam boy Debashish Medhi 3-5, 5-4(3), 7-1.
In the girls’ singles, Naziya Ahmed will meet Lenien Jamir in an all-Assam final tomorrow.
In the semi-finals, Naziya made short work of statemate Raina Zaffar 6-4, 6-0 while Lenien overcame Janashree Saikia, also of Assam, 0-6, 6-2, 7-2.
Raina and Naziya will team up for the girls’ doubles final against Lenien and Janashree tomorrow.
In the semi-finals today, the Raina-Naziya tandem grounded Ishika Chakma of Assam and Khushi Rajpuria of Bengal 6-1, 6-0 while Lenien and Janashree prevailed over Assam duo of Neethi Baruah and Sanhita Vasava 6-1, 6-1.
Manipur softball: UKC Saiton won all the sub-junior and junior boys’ titles of the State-Level Softball Championship at Khuman Lampak sports complex, reports our sports correspondent from Imphal.
In the 26th sub-junior boys’ category, UKC Saiton beat Mingle Club Lilong Chajing by 15-4 runs for the title. NYDO Naran Konjil got the third place.
In the 27th junior boys, UKC Saiton beat MC Lilong Chajing by 12-11 runs.
The sub junior girls’ title was won by UKC Saiton while the junior girls was claimed by SRMC Keishampat.