Joginder faces Amit in men's singles final

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Chandigarh, July 25 (UNI) Joginder Bisht of Delhi Audit and Amit Srivastav of Accountant General Uttar Pradesh today qualified for the men's singles final of the North Zone IA and AD Table Tennis Tournament, being organised by the Accountant General Haryana at Table Tennis Hall here.

They challenge each other for the title tomorrow.

Delhi Audit's Joginder ended the winning spree of his colleague Prasant Bhambri by 11-8, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 and Amit Srivastav overcame a stiff resistance from Jaswant Gangta of Accountant General Himachal Pradesh by 11-2, 11-4, 8-11, 12-10, 13-15, 11-7 in the singles semi-final fixtures.

Gurvinder Kaur of Accountant General Punjab will face Leena Khare of AG Uttar Pradesh in the women's singles final. Gurivnder defeated Prativa Srivastav of AG Uttar Pradesh by 11-5, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 in the first semi-final match. Sikha of AG Haryana gave a tough time to Leena Khare of AG Uttar Pradesh in the second semi-final. Leena won 11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3.

Seasoned campaigner Patanjali Kumar of AG Haryana moved into the veteran singles final after beating SK Srivastav of AG Uttar Pradesh 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 in the veteran singles semi-final match.

Patanjali's rival in the final will be Somnath Pramanik of AG Himachal Pradesh who pusted plucky Anil Sharma of AG Punjab by 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6.

The team championship final between AG Haryana and AG Uttar Pradesh will commence tomorrow followed by individual finals.

Results: Women's singles (Ist round): Prativa Srivastav (AG UP) bt Saroj Choudhary (AG Haryana) 11-2, 11-3, 11-6. Semi-finals: Gurvinder Kaur (AG Punjab) bt Prativa Srivastav (AG UP) 11-5, 11-6, 11-4, 11-3, Leena Khare (AG UP) bt Sikha (AG Haryana) 11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3.

Men's singles (Q-finals): Prasant Bhambri (Delhi Audit) bt Harish Kumar (AG Haryana) 7-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-9, Joginder Bisht (Delhi Audit) bt Anamik Sood (AG HP) 11-7, 11-8, 13-11, 11-9, Amit Srivastav (AG UP) bt Vikash Sharma (AG Punjab) 13-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-2, Jaswant Gangta (AG HP) bt SP Singh (AG HP) 4-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 15-13, 11-13, 11-6.

Semi-finals: Joginder Bisht (Delhi Audit) bt Prasant Bhambri (Delhi Audit) 11-8, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6, Amit Srivastav (AG HP) bt Jaswant Gangta (AG HP) 11-2, 11-4, 8-11, 12-10, 13-15, 11-7.

Veterans singles (semi-finals): Somnath Parmanik (AG HP) bt Anil Sharma (AG Punjab) 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6, Patanjali Kumar (Haryana) bt SK Srivastav (AG UP) 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9.

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