Sanam-Vijayant bag ITF title in Houston

Former CLTA trainees Sanam Singh and Vijayant Malik won the doubles title in the $ 15,000 ITF Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament at the Jake Hess Tennis Stadium in Houston.

Written by Express News Service | Published: October 13, 2013 2:30:45 am

Former CLTA trainees Sanam Singh and Vijayant Malik won the doubles title in the $ 15,000 ITF Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament at the Jake Hess Tennis Stadium in Houston (USA) on Friday. In the doubles final,the Indian pair overcame a stiff resistance from fourth seeded pair of Evan King (USA) and Costin Paval (Romania) in two well-contested sets 7-6 (5),6-4. Earlier,second seeded Sanam Singh of India fought a tough battle before losing the first set in tie-breaker to Tyler Hochwalt (USA) in the singles quarter-final match. Sanam fought on equal terms in the first set before going down in tie-breaker at 7-6 (3). owever,the Indian player had no answer to the Hochwalt’s strokes and serves as he meekly surrender the second set without winning even a single game (6-0).

Japgur of Rolling Tigers Academy shines

CHANDIGARH: Up and coming seven-year-old Chandigarh skater, Japgur Singh Ahluwalia,who is a student of St Kabir School Sector 26,showed his mettle when he recently won gold and silver medals in the Chandigarh state rolling skating championship. Recognizing his feat,Chandigarh Administration granted a scholarship to him. He trains under coach Chander Singhal at Rolling Tiger Academy that is based in Panchkula. Japgu’s coach Chander Singhal spoke highly of him and said that if he continues to train and deliver like this,he can do quite well for his state in the future tournaments.

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