Tashkent: Indian Davis Cuppers, Vishnu Vardhan and Sanam Singh made it to the main draw of $125000 Tashkent ATP Challenger after registering contrasting victories against their respective opponents.
In the final qualifying round, Vishnu beat Germany’s Martin Emmrich 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(5). Sixth-seeded Sanam Singh registered an upset victory over fourth-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-2, 6-0.
Shanghai: Tenth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia moved into the second round of the Shanghai Masters on Monday with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Lukasz Kubot of Poland. American player Sam Querrey also advanced with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Chinese wild-card entry Li Zhe.
Calcutta: Rain played spoilsport at Calcutta Hard Court Tennis Tournament on Monday. Wild card entrant Ajay Singh shocked second-seeded Rohit Rampuria.
Top seed Mohammed Azhar, got the better of Jaffer Javed.
Fourth seeded Farid Alam defeated Farooque Warsi 6-1, 6-1. Third seeded Manoj Sewa blanked Dhruv Kumar by straight 6-0, 6-2.
Dublin: The Indian women’s team thrashed Wales 4-0 to finish seventh at the Champions Challenge I hockey tournament here. Poonam Rani, Anupa Barla, Ritu Rani and Lily Chanu Mayengbam were the scorers.
Calcutta: The CFL Premier Division match between Mohammedan Sporting and Police AC, at the Salt Lake Stadium, on Monday, was called off 15 minutes into the second half due bad light. The teams were tied 0-0 at that time.
Colombo: Two Sri Lankans — Ashan Lakshitha, a 17-year-old, and 21-year-old Mahendran Suresh — unable to put up with the national team’s defeat in the World T20 final against the West Indies on Sunday, have committed suicide, according to a police report.
Calcutta: Captain Mithali Raj was the highest placed Indian in the latest ICC T20 International Women’s Rankings as she remained static in the third position in the batting chart even as Jhulan Goswami fell a place to be fourth in the bowling list.
Mithali has 656 points while Goswami has 645. Harpreet Kaur (ninth) and Poonam Raut (20th) were the other two Indians who figured in the batting chart.
Ashok no more
Calcutta: Former international volleyball player Ashok Chandra Ghosh passed away on Sunday following a cardiac attack. He was 85 and is survived by wife and daughter.