Tamil Nadu boys & girls clinch double crowns at carrom meet
Mumbai, Jan 4 (PTI) Tamil Nadu boys and girls dished out impressive performances to clinch a grand double, the Sub -Junior girls and boys' Team Championship crowns - in the LIC of India sponsored 44th Sub-Junior National and Inter-State Carrom Championship, here today.
The Tamil Nadu lads hardly put a foot wrong as they quashed the aspirations of Delhi 3-0 in the final. The Tamil Nadu youngsters M Kaushik and A Musaraf, both playing the singles, and the doubles pair of Guruprasath and R Sandeep played with a lot of consistency in leading the southern outfit to victory.
In the girls' final, the Tamil Nadu team, comprising Janashri and A Roshini Shree and the doubles combination of A Rithika and R Rathika, maintained their fine run of form to tame Uttar Pradesh by a convincing 3-0 margin and grab the top honours.
Meanwhile, PSPB pairs reached the semi-finals of the men and women's doubles events of the 24th Federation Cup All India Carrom Championship, conducted simultaneously.
Results: Sub-Junior Boy's Team Championship - Finals: Tamil Nadu beat Delhi 3-0 (A. Musaraf bt Mohd. Areeb 3-21, 21-0, 21-8; M. Kaushik bt Mohd. Nashid 9-2, 21-11; A. R. Sandeep/Guruprasath bt Mohd. Faraz/Mohd. Zeeshan 21-4, 19-7).
Semi-finals: Delhi beat Bihar 2-1 (Mohd. Nashid lost Shoaib Alam 21-10, 6-21, 8-21; Mohd. Areeb bt Md. Faiyaz Ali 8-17, 21-0, 21-2; Mohd. Faraz/Mohd. Zeeshan bt Aditya Raj/Imran Ansari 9-7, 11-14, 10-8).
Tamil Nadu beat Maharashtra 3-0 (A. Musaraf bt Mayuresh Naik 21-0, 14-6; M Kaushik bt Ojas Jadhav 13-7, 3-13, 20-4; R Sandeep/Guruprasath bt Om Taware/Pratham Mehta 21-1, 8-6).
Sub-Junior Girl's Team Championship Final: Tamil Nadu beat Uttar Pradesh 3-0 (Janashree bt Reetambhara 15-5, 17-1; A Roshini Shree bt Mantasha Iqbal 8-5, 12-15, 11-7; A Rithika/R Rathika bt Anjali Gupta/Sneha Chavan 21-0, 11-10).
Semi-final: Tamil Nadu beat Maharashtra 2-1 (Janashri bt Keshav Nirgun 21-4, 21-0; A Roshini Shree bt Shruti Sonawane 9-10, 18-1, 24-0; A Rithika/R Rathika lost Akanksha Kadam/Amuya Rajula 5-21, 11-21).
Uttar Pradesh beat Chandigarh 3-0 (Reetambhara bt Gungun Kakkar 22-0, 23-0; Mantasha Iqbal bt Sangini Mamgain 21-0, 19-11; Anjali Gupta/Sneha Chavan bt Vadhavi/Ayesha 15-9, 13-6).
Sub-Junior Girls singles (quarter-finals): Mantasha Iqbal (UP) bt S Roshini Shree (TN) 18-6, 15-10; R Rathika (TN) bt K Varsha Cherukuri (Hyd) 21-4, 21-4; A Rithika (TN) bt Anjali Gupta (UP) 21-13, 19-0; Shruti Sonawane (Mah) bt H Asvika (TN) 15-7, 11-6.
Sub-Junior Boys singles (quarter-finals): Om Taware (Mah) bt Ojas Jadhav (Mah) 17-1, 21-0; Wakib Ikbal Hussain (Asm) bt M Kaushik (TN) 15-10, 0-21, 18-7; R Sandeep (TN) bt Navis Dantas (Mah) 5-19, 16-2, 21-9; Mohd Areeb (Del) bt Pauras Kargutkar (Mah) 21-11, 21-11.
Men's doubles (semi-finals): K Srinivas/Sandeep Deorukhkar (PSPB) bt Prashant More/L Suryaprakash (RBI) 25-14, 7-25, 25-11; Yogesh Pardeshi/K Ramesh Babu (PSPB) bt Zaheer Pasha/Ravi Waghmare (RBI) 25-6, 19-25, 25-17.
Women's doubles (semi-finals):Nagajyoti/I. Ilavazhki (PSPB) bt R Gayatri/L Amshavarthini (TN) 1-25, 25-1, 25-10; Rashmi Kumari/Kajal Kumari (PSPB) bt Sangeeta Chandorkar/ Kavita Somanchi (RBI) 25-8, 25-20.
Women's singles (4th round): Ambika Herath (RBI) bt Kushboo Kumari (Jha) 25-17, 25-14; I Ilavazhaki (PSPB) bt Sangeeta Chandorkar (RBI) 25-10, 25-6; S Appoorwa (LIC) bt Mamata Kumari (Bih) 25-16, 25-7; Aisha Mohd (Jain Irrigation) bt P Jayshree (PSPB) 25-11, 25-18; Tuba Sehar (Chd) bt Nagajyoti (PSPB) 25-13, 25-13; Shiny S (Ktk) bt Nagajyoti (CCSCSB) 25-8, 25-10; Rashmi Kumari (PSPB) bt R Vinitha (TN) 25-14, 25-17.
Men's singles (4th round): M Suman (CCSCSB) bt Abdul Rehman (UP) 21-25, 25-13, 25-14; V. Aakash (RBI) bt Mohd Zahid (Dli) 25-14, 25-19; Mohd Hassan (Chd) bt Faheem Qazi (Mah) 25-10, 1-25, 25-14; Rahim Khan (Jain Irrigation) bt K Sagaya Bharathi (TN) 23-25, 25-0, 25-18; K. Ramesh Babu (PSPB) bt Shahruk Khan (Tel) 25-4, 5-25, 25-0; Zaheer Pasha (RBI) bt Mangesh Pandit (Mah) 25-3, 19-25, 25-9