GUWAHATI, Dec 7 - Fancied Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) were through to the finals of the men’s team event of the 37th PSPB Inter Unit Tennis Championship. In the veterans team event, hosts Oil India Limited (OIL) defeated ONGCL to reach the finals.
At the All Assam Tennis Association Complex in Chachal here today, IOCL outplayed OIL in the men’s team semifinals. India’s number one player Ramkumar Ramanathan of IOCL trounced Manash Mahanta of OIL (A) 6-0, 6-1. In the second singles rubber, Dhruv Sunish of IOCL defeated CS Mohanty of OIL (A) 6-0, 6-0.
The veterans team event final will be held at 8:30 am between OIL and BPCL. BPCL defeated NRL 2-1 in the other semifinal.
The veterans final will be followed by the men’s team final between IOCL and GAIL. GAIL defeated ONGC 2-1 in the other semifinal.
The women’s team event finals will be played between IOCL and ONGCL tomorrow at 8:30 am.
Results: (Veterans team S/F) OIL bt ONGC 2-1 (Sanjeev Kumar (ONGC) bt Ashim Kr Bharali (OIL) 6-2, 6-4; Hakim Ali (OIL) bt Santosh Kumar (ONGC) 6-2, 6-1; Hakim Ali (OIL)/JK Malakar (OIL) bt HM Bangari (ONGC)/Debajit Borpujari (ONGC) 6-0, 6-3. BPCL bt NRL 2-1 (Bhushan Akut (BPCL) bt Pratul Saikia (NRL) 6-0, 6-0; Jayanta Dutta (NRL) bt Arpan Ghosh (BPCL) 6-1, 7-5; Bhushan Akut (BPCL)/Sunil Jain (BPCL) bt Pratul Saikia (NRL)/Jayanta Dutta (NRL) 6-3, 6-3. (Men’s team S/F) GAIL BEAT ONGC 2-0 (Saketh Myneni (GAIL) bt Vishnu Vardhan (ONGC) 6-4, 6-1, Vijay Sundar Prashanth (GAIL) bt Anirudh Chandrasekhar (ONGC) 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-2. IOCL bt OIL-A 2-0 Ramkumar Ramanathan (IOCL) bt Manas Mahanta (OIL) 6-0, 6-1; Dhruv Sunish (IOCL) bt CS Mohanty (OIL) 6-0, 6-0.
Individual results: (Veterans single, 1st rd) Anand Makwana (GAIL) bt K Thirumurgan (HPCL) 8-2, S Venkatesh (IOCL) bt Santosh Gurav (BPCL) 8-3, Ramesh Babu (HPCL) bt Pramod Gulati (BPCL) 8-1, Arpan Ghosh (BPCL) bt HM Bangari (ONGC) W/O, C Suresh Kumar (HPCL) bt SN Sharma (GAIL) 8-4, Ratul Bora (HPCL) bt Vishambhar Khatri (GAIL) 8-1. (Men’s singles 1st rd) Rohan Bopanna (IOCL) bt CS Kiran (HPCL) 8-1, Pranta Pratim Sinha (NRL) bt SD Bhorali (OIL) 8-6, Divij Sharan (IOCL) bt Sukhwinder Singh (HPCL) 8-0, CS Mohanty (OIL) bt Subul Haloi (NRL) 8-0, Dhruv Sunish (IOCL) bt Anup Toppo (HPCL) W/O, Anshuman Dutta (OIL) bt Jitender Sharma (GAIL) 8-0, Manash Mahanta (OIL A) bt Dhruva Hazarika (OIL)8-2, Vivek Brahma (OIL A) bt Bhaskar Jyoti Gogoi (OIL) 8-6. (Women’s singles Q/F) Ankita Raina (ONGC) bt Prarthana Thombare (IOCL) 8-1, Sai Samhitha Chamarth (ONGC) bt Rushmi Chakravarthi (IOCL) 8-3, Nidhi Chilumula (IOCL) bt Dhruthi Venugopal (ONGC) 8-5, Riya Bhatia (IOCL) bt Snehadevi Reddy (GAIL) 8-6.