Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra advance to semi-final round of Carrom Championship

Vastavam web: Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra scored convincing victories to advance to the semi-final round of the sub-junior boys team championship of the LIC-sponsored 44th Sub-Junior National and Inter-State Carrom Championship here today.In quarter-final encounters, Tamil Nadu team comprising of singles players M Kaushik and A Musaraf, and the doubles pair of Guruprasath and Sandeep defeated Vidarbha 3-0.In the other quarter-final matches, Bihar prevailed over Hyderabad and Delhi defeated Uttar Pradesh by identical 2-1 margins to also progress to the last four.

Meanwhile, former world champion K Srinivas of PSPB hogged the limelight with a break to finish in the third board of the second game as he went on to record a fluent 25-11, 25-0 win against Ansaar of Rajasthan in a men’s singles first round match of the 24th All India Federation Cup, being conducted simultaneously.Zaheer Pasha and Ravi Waghmare from Reserve Bank also made it to the semi-final round of the men s doubles event.They fought back after losing the first game to score over S. Aditya and Shaikh Mohd of Telangana 6-25, 25-14, 25-10 in a close quarter-final match.

Results : Team championship – Sub-Junior Boys (quarter-finals): Maharashtra beat Assam 3-0 (Ojas Jadhav bt Wakib Iqbal Hussain 12-5, 7-13, 14-6; Mayuresh Naik bt Sahil Rahman 6-18, 14-8, 15-7; Om Taware/Pratham Mehta bt Dipak Rai/Faruq Sheikh 21-0, 22-0).amil Nadu beat Vidarbha 3-0 (M. Kaushik bt Adi Samubre 10-5, 12-9; A. Musaraf bt Sheikh Nadim 16-10, 20-16; Guruprasath/Sandeep bt Mohd. Amin/Tanish Markande 21-8, 21-3).

Women s doubles (quarter-finals): Nagajyoti/Ilavazhaki (PSPB) bt Sneha More/Meenal Lele (Mah) 25-10, 25-4; R Gayatri/Ashmabarthini (TN) bt Nagajyoti/Neha Reddy (CCSCSB) 25-13, 25-13; Sangeeta Chandorkar/Kavita Somanchi (RBI) bt Mamata Kumari/Nisha Kumari (Bhi) 25-9, 25-6; Rashmi Kumari/Kajal Kumari (PSPB) bt Maitreyee Gogate/Priti Khedekar (Mah) 25-18, 25-5.