Tamang to meet Maharjan
Mar 14, 2018-Tribhuvan Army Club shuttlers Nangsal Devi Tamang and Rashila Maharjan on Tuesday set the women’s singles title date at the 14th Krishna Mohan Memorial Open Badminton Championships at the APF headquarters court in Halchowk.
Tamang registered a 21-12, 21-13 win over Shova Gauchan of Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club while Maharjan dispatched Jessica Gurung of Jhapa 21-13, 21-17. Tamang’s younger brother Ratnajit of Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) also made to the men’s singles semi-finals with a comfortable 21-11, 21-8 win over Praful Maharjan. Prince Dahal of Darchula, Nabin Shrestha of TAC and Dipesh Dhami of APF joined Tamang in in last four. Dahal eased past Bikash Shrestha of Bhojpur 21-18, 21-18, Shrestha saw off Sajan Krishna Tamrakar of APF 21-19, 21-12 before Dhami dispatched his APF clubmate Bijit Thapa Magar 21-19, 21-11.
Ratnajit teammed up with Nabin Shrestha to beat Hira Rai and Gyaljen Sherpa 21-12, 21-14 in the men’s doubles pre-quarterfinal match. Other winners in men’s doubles pre-quarterfinals include Gautam Kathayat-Bishal Pradhan, Sudeep Sedhai-Sajan Krishna Tamrakar, Rukesh Maharjan-Pabin Linthip, Deepak Bohara-Jivan Acharya, Dipesh Dhami-Bijit Thapa Magar and Riyaj Ansari-Irfan Ansari.
Prafulla Maharjan and Rijen Maharjan of TAC, Alish Thapa of Nepal Police School (NPS), Devraj Rana and Yogesh Khadka of Kailali, Prince Dahal of Darchula and Diwas Shahi of Prabhat Higher Secondary School entered the quarter-finals of the U-17 boys’ singles event with victories on Tuesday.
Jeetendra Pariyar, Pranab Khanal and Santosh Khatri of Lalitpur secured the semi-final berth in the 10th Sahabir Memorial Open Lawn Tennis Championships. Pariyar overcome the first set meltdown to beat Kamal Bhandari of Nepal Police Club (NPC) 1-6, 6-1, 7-5, Khanal thumped Man Bahadur Katuwal of Kathmandu 6-1, 6-1 and Khatri dispatched Anil Shahi of Pokhara 6-3, 6-0. The trio was joined in to last four by Pradip Khadka of Pokhara, who won after his opponent Bikash Khadka of Butwal retired hurt.
Hosts APF and TAC registered straight sets win in the APF IGP fifth National Open Women’s Volleyball Tournament. APF crushed Dhorpatan Sports Club 25-8, 25-5, 25-9 and TAC saw off Jawalakhel Volleyball Training Centre 25-10, 25-18, 25-15.
Published: 14-03-2018 09:00