Skipper Pragya Mourya (2) and Raju Ranwa scored the goals in guiding Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to a 3-0 victory over Sports Authority of India (SAI) in a group-C league match of the Nehru women’s hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Tuesday.
The results (league):
CRPF (Pragya Mourya 2, Raju Ranwa) bt SAI, Delhi 3-0
Railway Sports Promotion Board (Gagandeep Kaur, Aishwarya Chavan, Preeti Dubey, Shilpi Dabas, Anupa Barla) bt Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy, Amritsar (Tanya) 5-1.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
AITA women’s tournament
Qualifier Kanupriya Rajawat beat fifth seed Shefali Arora 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the Rs.100,000 AITA women’s tennis tournament at the Joygaon Academy on Tuesday.
In the quarterfinals, Kanupriya will face top seed Kavya Khirwar who cruised past Smita Walhekar for the loss of one game.
The results (pre-quarterfinals): Kavya Khirwar bt Smita Walhekar 6-0, 6-1; Manupriya Rajawat bt Shefali Arora 2-6, 7-5, 6-3; Rachita Talwar bt Muskan Prajapati 6-0, 6-1; Riya Sachdeva bt Sanjami Arora 6-3, 6-2; Radhika Yadav bt Diya Tyagi 6-1, 6-0; Shruti Gupta bt Chahat Duhan 6-4, 6-2; Tamanna Panwar bt Ritu Rai 6-4, 4-1 (conceded); Riya Uboveja bt Poorvi Bhatt 6-3, 6-1.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
Ibrahim Nurudeen struck a brace to guide Real Kashmir to a 2-1 win over Sreenidi Deccan in a sixth-round match of the I-League, here on Tuesday.
The ‘Snow Leopards’ trailed until the hour mark after Sreenidi Deccan struck through Asheer Akhtar in the 12th minute but the home side made a remarkable comeback to notch up its fifth win of the season at the TRC Stadium Nurudeen restored parity in the 61st minute by converting from the spot and scored the winner in the stoppage time to hand his side all the three points.
The win saw Real Kashmir maintain their top spot in the I-League table with 16 points. They unbeaten this season with five wins and one draw.
“The boys simply lived up to the occasion and gave their best to keep the flag of Snow Leopards flying,” said RKFC coach Mehrajuddin Wadoo.
“It was a formidable challenge to beat a team like Sreenidi Deccan. The team played exceptionally well to stage a comeback after being down 0-1 in the first half,” said RKFC chairman Sandeep Chattoo.