Raja, Naidu cause upsets in tennis tourney
Rashmika Raja of Karnataka and Prachi Naidu of Maharashtra knocked out seeded players to advance to the second round in the girls Under-16 category at the Club Solaris Junior AITA Championship Series tennis tournament. Naidu was leading against her third seed state-mate Rajashree Rathod 7-6, when the latter conceded the match due to ill health. Raja shocked seventh seed Vaibhavi Deshmukh 9-7 in a well fought contest. Seventh seeded Moksha Thukral saw off the challenge from Anaiya Kaka 9-8 (7-4) in the girls u-14 section. In the boys u-14 event, it was Andhra's A K Rohit who won the toughest match of the day, beating Raghav Dabri from Maharashtra 9-8 (7-3). Gujarat's Zeel Desai, top seed in girls u-14 and u-16 category, and Tamil Nadu's R Sai Avanthika, second seed in both the events, had it easy on Monday. Desai won 9-2 while Avanthika triumphed 9-0.
Wins for Deccan XI, Bishops and Shivajians
Deccan XI A beat VOBA 2-0 in the Guru Tegh Bahadur Football Tournament. Nishant Mavlingkar and Shrikant Molangiri were the scorers for Deccan. In the second match of the day, Bishops A beat Ghorpadi Tamil United 4-1. Bishops were dominant throughout as Hingyongam Phazang opened the scoring and added a second within 10 minutes. Ganrim Gonmei added a brace to complete the rout. Akash Madhurai scored the lone goal for Ghorpadi Tamil United. In the third match, Shivajians beat Pune City Police by three goals to nil. Gajanan Rajurwad opened the scoring and Savio Fernandes added a brace to ensure a comprehensive win for Shivajians. CMS Falcons will take on Khadki Blues on Tuesday and the second match will feature Indrayani FC vs Roopali FC.
Barclays, Cybage, Infosys march on
Barclays emerged winners in a close Twenty20 match against Capgemini in the Ankur Joglekar Memorial Inter IT tournament. Capgemini who batted first put on 119 for the loss of all their wickets with Ruturaj Kabule's 31 runs being the highlight. In reply, Barclays chased down the target with three balls to spare. Vinayak Behere's 41 was instrumental in Barclays reaching the target. In the next match, Infosys beat iGate by 28 runs. Infosys who batted first put on 153 runs with the help of an unbeaten 56 runs by Sapan Mehta. iGate could only manage 125 runs before folding up in 19.4 overs. Gaurav Singh was very effective with the ball for Infosys as he scalped three wickets for 29 runs. Cybage prevailed over Tata Technology in the third game. Put in to bat, Cybage compiled a massive 186 for five in their 20 overs with Nitin Parge stroking an attractive 69 runs. In reply Tata Technology could only manage to score 70 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their 20 overs. Rakesh Shinde was effective with the ball picking up three wickets for just 14 runs. In the last match of the day, Cognizant thrashed Synechron by 52 runs. Cognizant who batted first put up 147 runs with the help of an unbeaten 47 by Pravin Tiwary. Synechron could only stutter to 95 for nine in their 20 with Puneet Karan being the destroyer-in-chief as he picked up four wickets giving away just nine runs.
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