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Dalwinder, Sureshkumar storm into final eight

Friday, February 09, 2018

Mumbai: National champion and second seed Dalwinder Singh of Punjab and third seed Manish Sureshkumar of Tamil Nadu stormed into the men’s singles quarter-finals, of the AITA Ranking JVPG Anirudh Desai All-India Open Tennis Tournament 2018.

The 21-year-old Punjab player with his strong serves and powerful all-round play sidelined 18-year-old Dhruv Sunish of Maharashtra, winning in two sets 6-3, 6-4 in a second round match. The lean and well-built Dalwinder faced a initial resistance from the younger Maharashtra player and did well to save a break in the fifth. But, he hit back hard by breaking Dhruv in the sixth to open up a 4-2 lead before going on to claim the first set in 36 minutes.

Dalwinder continued to call the shots in the second and with a break in the fifth went on to win the second to wrap up the match and take his place in the last eight.

Earlier, 18-year-old Manish Sureshkumar quashed the aspiration of his state mate 16-year-old Madhwin Kamath in straight sets. Sureshkumar had things completely under control and raced to a 6-3, 6-4 victory. In the round of eight, Sureshkumar will take on Karnataka’s sixth seed Prajwal Dev who prevailed over Paramveer Singh Bajwa of Punjab winning 6-1, 6-2.

In women’s second round matches, fourth seed Nithyaraj Baburaj (TN) defeated Sravya Shivani (TS) 7-6(2), 6-1, while sixth seed Humera Shaikh (TS) rallied to beat unseeded Swetha Banerjee (WB) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

Meanwhile, fifth seed Eetee Maheta failed to cross the second hurdle going down tamely to unheralded Bhuvana Kalva 2-6, 5-7.

Ramesh Singh strikes winner for HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank pulled off a narrow 1-0 win against Central Bank of India in a keenly contested first round match of the 111th RCF-Nadkarni Cup knockout football tournament played at the RCF Colony ground, Chembur on Thursday. Striker Ramesh Singh scored the all-important winner with snap long powerful left-footer in the 32nd minute, to secure HDFC’s win.

In another first round match, Union Bank of India got the better of Millat FA ‘A’ by a 3-2 margin. Union Bank struck three goals in the first half through Vinod Kumar Pandey (12th), Ranjeet Pandre (19th) and Sameer Swamy (24th) to take a 3-0 half-time lead.

But they then soaked in lots of pressure and in the second period and in process conceded two goals but managed to hold out for a win. Kamran Siddique (52nd) and Kalpesh Rane (63rd) scored Millat’s goals.

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