Home favourite Sauram Sakul began his campaign in style, thrashing Saurabh Patil 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round of the men's singles of the AITA National grasscourt tennis here.
In other men's singles first round, Abhijeet Tiwari defeated veteran Vinod Sridhar 6-4 6-2 while Delhi lad Adit Jain thrashed Bihar’s Amlesh Kumar 6-1, 6-1.
Sakul, ranked 16th nationally, fired some lovely aces while Patil struggled with his first serve. Sakul, ranked 16th nationally, fired some lovely aces while Patil struggled with his first serve.
Delhi girls win opening round
Jaipur: Delhi's junior girls team won their opening tie against Assam in the Inter-State Junior Badminton Championship at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur. The girls, competing for the prestigious Shafi Qureshi Cup, will now face Air India team in the penultimate round on Tuesday.
On Monday, Delhi shuttler Gauri Asija won the crucial first singles match against Bornali Konwar of Assam 22-20, 21-17. Later Ananya Nagar and Sanskriti Chhabra defeated Bornali and Harshita Chaliha 21-15, 21-19 in the doubles to win the tie 2-0.
PGTI, Ten Golf in partnership
New Delhi: The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) announced a three-year partnership with the soon-to-be launched Ten Golf on Monday.
Under the deal, the TV channel will have the broadcasting rights for all PGTI-sanctioned tournaments within and outside the country for the period 2012-2014.