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Maharashtra assert class at Inter State Tournament for men

Written by: Staff

Gurgaon, Jun 6 (UNI) Team Maharashtra proved a little too tough for its Pool one opponents as it won all of its three matches comfortably at the Inter State tennis tourney for men here.

In the first tie, Sandeep Kirtane beat Yogesh Phogat 6-1, 6-0 and Aditya Madhekar thrashed Deepak Singh 6-1, 6-1 as Maharashtra defeated hosts Haryana 2-0.

Jammu and Kahmir and Madhya Pradesh teams were next in line and lost to Maharashtrian boys with an identical margin.

Goa also defeated Madhya Pradesh (2-0) and hosts Haryana (2-1).

In Pool two, Delhi blanked Rajasthan 2-0 with Siddharth Gulati beating Vikas Choudhary 6-1, 6-4 and Yannick Nelord defeating Narendra 6-4, 6-2.

Chhattisgarh also opened account by defeating Uttar Pradesh 2-0 while more humiliation was in store for UP boys who then lost to Rajasthan with an identical margin.

In Pool three, West Bengal downed Uttaranchal 2-1. After Dhrub Kumar lost Varun Walia 3-6, 6-4, the WB team rallied and first Manoj Kumar Sewa defeated Pradeep Pant 6-3, 6-2 in singles and then paired with Varun Wali to down Surave Sukul and Avinash Kumar 6-4, 6-3.

WB then defeated Punjab with an identical margin.

In Pool four, Andhra Pradesh defeated Karnataka 2-1, while Orissa blanked Bihar 2-0.


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