first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMyla Pablo has once again reached the pinnacle of individual performances in the Premier Volleyball League after earning the Most Valuable Player plum of the Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Pocari Sweat’s marksman won her second MVP trophy and the 1st Best Outside Spiker after leading the Lady Warriors to a 5-2 record in the elimination round with a total of 143 points, the highest in the league.ADVERTISEMENT Pocari’s defensive anchors Jeanette Panaga and Melissa Gohing took the league’s 1st Best Middle Blocker and Best Libero awards.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPanaga led the league with 0.65 kill blocks a set while Gohing had the best digging rate of 5.15 per set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCreamline’s Jia Morado was named as the conference’s Best Setter after averaging 13 excellent sets per period.Bali Pure’s duo of Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato won the conference’s 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blocker while Philippine Air Force’s Iari Yongco was named as the Best Opposite Spiker. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food craving K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Zealand’s Joseph Parker celebrates his victory over Britain’s Hughie Fury after the WBO heavyweight title bout Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Joseph Parker of New Zealand retained his WBO heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury of Britain in a majority decision on Saturday. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)MANCHESTER, England — Joseph Parker prevented the Fury family from reclaiming a world heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury by a majority decision on Saturday, with the judges rewarding the New Zealander’s attacking approach in an uneventful fight.Parker failed to land many clean punches but was never in danger against Fury, who came with a game plan of negating Parker’s power with his movement and foot speed and then counterattacking.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIEScenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Hughie was attempting to match the achievement of his cousin, Tyson, who beat Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to win the WBA, WBO and IBF belts. Tyson was in Hughie’s corner at Manchester Arena and leapt into the ring after the fight was over, mobbing his cousin in an attempt to convince the judges.It didn’t work. The Fury camp said it will be appealing the result.“Disgusted to be honest,” Fury said. “They’ve ruined peoples’ lives tonight. I didn’t think the score was right. I thought I won the fight easy.”Fury, who lost for the first time in 21 professional fights, is the subject of an ongoing UK Anti-Doping investigation after low-level traces of the steroid nandrolone were found in samples given by him in February 2015. He has denied any wrongdoing and is challenging their findings, leaving him free to box.Parker described Fury’s wafted punches as a “pitter-patter” and said he wasn’t hurt once. Fury landed two uppercuts but lacked power with his punches. His awkward, evasive style didn’t make for an entertaining fight in the first sporting event at the arena since the bomb attack in May.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trump’s comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Two judges scored the fight 118-110 in favor of Parker. The other judge scored it 114-114.“I felt I won, put on the pressure,” Parker said. “It was a close fight, but I felt I came out on top.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was the second successful defense of his belt, leaving Parker (24-0) to look ahead to a potential fight against WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua. Parker’s promoter, Dave Higgins, said the fight could be arranged for the summer of 2018 at a big stadium in Britain.“I don’t care who I fight next, everyone and anyone,” said Parker, who was fighting in the UK for the first time and plans for more fights here.last_img read more

first_img“It was unfortunate that rivalries sometimes take the best out of us all,” said Suzara. “But apologies, like this, are accepted and all of us should move one.”READ: Foton looking to recruit GervacioFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGervacio, who captained BanKo Perlas in PVL, took to Twitter to air her grievances toward Suzara back in May and even used the hashtag “#IbigayMoNaTatsSuzara.”“You say you care for the sport but obviously you only care about yourself. I’m done being bullied. Bato bato sa langit,” Gervacio posted back in May 14. “And for somebody who’s ‘up there’ you’re supposed to help the sport grow. But instead you’re dragging down those who are not in your favor.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Dzi Gervacio along with Foton and PSL execs during a small press conference Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPhilippine SuperLiga president Tats Suzara and new Foton spiker Dzi Gervacio mended their differences on Friday ahead of the new Grand Prix conference.Gervacio, with the help of Foton chairman Rommel Sytin, apologized to Suzara, who is also the director of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc., after she accused the PSL president of withholding the international transfer certificates of foreign players who will play in PSL’s rival Premier Volleyball League.ADVERTISEMENT Suzara, who is a member of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), denied allegations and  assisted in the processing of the ITCs.Still, the official let bygones be bygones and assured that Gervacio will be treated with respect in the PSL.“Ms. Gervacio would be assured that she will be treated as the other players,” said Suzara. “I hope she plays her best for Foton and become one of the reasons for the team’s continuing success in the SuperLiga.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:16Duque: It’s up to Palace to decide on Dengvaxia’s fate01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games JRU humiliates Perpetual with 33-point rout, holds on to 3rd placelast_img read more

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGetting into a skirmish with Von Pessumal had never crossed Kiefer Ravena’s mind ahead NLEX’s meeting against San Miguel on Friday.To everyone’s surprise, things got a little rough between the former longtime teammates in the highly-physical match that ended in the Beermen’s favor, 109-98.ADVERTISEMENT Despite the emotional ending, the 24-year-old playmaker hopes that Pessumal would hold no grudge on him.“Von and I go way back. Things like this, hopefully, don’t become too personal. I have no intention to shame or hurt anyone, especially him. Win or lose, I have to take it in stride,” he said. Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues View comments Pessumal on Ravena shove: I’m not here to make friends Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Ravena was on the receiving end of a shove from Pessumal at the 9:50 mark of the fourth quarter. The former ended on the floor while the latter received a flagrant foul penalty one.READ: Pessumal on Ravena shove: I’m not here to make friendsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThis was after Ravena blocked Pessumal’s fastbreak attempt and capped it off with a staredown.“I did not expect that at all,” said the second overall pick. “If you watched the game, when that fastbreak happened, which was the same exact possession that I challenged him, I looked at him. After that, everything happened there. But I never instigated something to provoke Von to do that.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ravena said he didn’t mean any harm with staredown on Pessumal, saying it was just done in the “heat of the moment.”“It’s just two players wanting to battle it out and help their team win. And probably that started all the commotions during the end game,” he said.READ: SMB stays unscathed, escapes NLEXThe scuffle kicked up the tension between two teams a notch which led to the ejections of NLEX big man Michael Miranda and San Miguel guard Chris Ross in the last five minutes of the game.“With that, the team got fired up and it worked for them. Even though it was a flagrant foul called on Von, it worked for them. Everybody got fired up and that’s when they made their run,” said Ravena moments after the Road Warriors to succumbed to their third straight defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon as Cilic bid ends in tears Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “I played, I would say, probably best tennis of my life. That’s what I’m going to take home with me.“This will give me much more confidence, much more strength for the rest of the year. I know that my level can even go higher.“That’s something which is definitely making me more happy.”/rgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “It was tough for me to focus on the tactics, on the things that I needed to do. I wasn’t serving very good today because of that.“Also I was just not able to set up properly on the balls. It was very, very tough to deal with it.”Sad oneCilic had taken pain relief before the match in a bid to get him through, but he revealed he thought he would struggle once he felt more discomfort in the pre-match warm-up.“We even tried to block the pain. But in that area it’s very difficult because it’s hard skin. It helped, but I still felt some pain,” he said.“Even when I was warming up for the match, I was trying to test myself in exercises with change of direction. Really I was too slow basically to react. I knew that it’s going to be difficult. But I tried.”Cilic is confident the blister will have healed by the time he starts his build-up for the US Open, which starts in late August.“Having now three weeks off before U.S. series, tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati, I believe until that time everything is going to be okay,” he said.Despite the agony of being denied a true chance to compete in the final, the 28-year-old took heart from his run to his maiden Wimbledon final and his first at any Grand Slam since winning the US Open in 2014.“Obviously it’s a sad one, it’s a devastating one, but I’m really proud of myself for everything I did these two weeks over here,” he said. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “Obviously it was very tough emotionally because I know how much I went through in the last few months in preparation for Wimbledon.”Cilic explained that his tears at 3-0 down in the second set were more a result of his disappointment at not being able to perform at his best rather than a legacy of the pain.“It was just a feeling I knew I cannot give my best on the court, that I cannot give my best game, especially at this stage of my career, at such a big match,” he said.“It was very, very difficult to deal with it. It didn’t hurt so much that it was putting me in tears. It was just that feeling that I wasn’t able to give the best.“It was actually very difficult to focus on the match, as well, as my mind was all the time blocked with the pain. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The former US Open champion gamely played through the agony, but couldn’t stop Federer cruising to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory.“I got a bad blister in the semifinal against Sam Querrey. Fluid just came down under my callous in the foot,” Cilic said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The physios here helped me over the last 30 hours. They were with me constantly and did as much as they could.“I still felt the pain. Every time I had to do a reaction fast, fast change of movement, I was unable to do that. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Croatia’s Marin Cilic receives treatment during a change of ends break as he plays Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the Men’s Singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday, July 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)A devastated Marin Cilic admitted his Wimbledon final tears were triggered by the realization his bid to shock Roger Federer was destined to end in a painful defeat.Cilic wept inconsolably on Centre Court midway through the second set after calling for medical attention on a nasty blister on his left foot.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgArgentine superstar Lionel Messi arrived in the wee hours of Wednesday, but more than 1500 frenzied die-hard supporters and hordes of mediamen who stayed awake throughout the night were left heartbroken without getting a glimpse of the Argentine superstar who made a hush-hush exit from the VIP gate amid high security without anybody’s notice.The football-mad city however did not witness the same turn-out when Diego Maradona visited about three years back as the Kolkatans then had lined up on the streets while state government officials had come to welcome him at the airport.But the euphoria was exactly the same as the fans with many wearing the Albiceleste colours painted the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Dum Dum in white and sky blue.Holding Argentina flags and lifesize Messi cutouts, the fans poured in since 2 am, more than one hour in advance of the Argentine star’s arrival. There were also few Tricolours seen flying high among the white and sky blue colours.The football-crazy fans danced and cried deliriously, shouting “three cheers for Messi, three cheers for Argentina,” as near stampede like scenes were witnessed outside the airport.”It’s an achievement for Kolkata. I don’t know what will happen to me when I see the God of football. Perhaps, I will faint,” ardent Messi fans Arindam Ghosh and Uttam Saha who were part of a 50-member team of Bidrohi Club in Baghajatin stated.With the airport exit witnessing delirous scenes, the security seemed to be a concern to bring Messi out of the terminal to the team vehicles parked outside.advertisementThe cheers and the jubilant scenes just got louder as the clock struck 3. 10 am, the scheduled time of the Qatar Airways flight from Doha.There were few spells of rain when Messi landed around 3:15 am but that did not dampen the spirits. But soon the wait took the shape of high confusion among the anxious fans who seemed clueless about Messi’s exit path as passengers from the same flight started coming out. With no signs of Messi, the fans frantically kept on asking the passengers about the Argentine’s whearabouts.But the Messi’s fellow passengers were equally cluelss.Mad rush to the other exit ways were witnessed as there was no glimpse of Messi. The photojournalists were equally frustrated.Meanwhile after more than 30 minutes of confusion, the organisers came out to declare that Messi has come and was taken out safely to the team hotel along with four others.”Yes, Messi has arrived along with Mascherano and three from Venezuela. Nobody had an idea through which gate he would be taken out,” Bhaswar Goswami, executive director of CMG, told media persons.Accompanied by Mascherano, Messi was sporting a white T-shirt and grey shorts as he completed the formalities with the immigration department before being whisked away from Gate No 5.More than 30 members of the Argentine delegation including coach Alejandro Sabella have alreay checked in. Venezuela team members too have come in batches for their match on Friday.last_img read more

first_imgIndian shooters Heena Sidhu and Annu Raj Singh failed to qualify for the women’s 10m air pistol finals at the 2012 Olympics on Sunday.Heena finished at 12th with 382 points while Annu Raj was 23rd with 378 at the Royal Artillery Barracks. A top eight finish would have taken them into the finals.A series of nines towards the end of the final round saw Heena end just three less than Russia’s Liubov Yaskevich, who totalled 385.Heena began the final round with five consecutive 10s, putting her in prime position for a place in the final. But a string of 9s in the next five shots meant she could only finish 12th.Annu Raj ended with a paltry 91 in the final round when she needed a near perfect round to make the final. She did not have a good start scoring 94 in the first round but stormed into contention with 96 and 97 in the next two rounds.last_img read more

first_imgThe Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will hold its elections on November 25 with the newly-appointed Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) chairman Abhay Chautala announcing his intentions to take on IOA secretary general Randhir Singh for the president’s post.It was expected that the elections would be pushed to November and the factions within the IOA would be working overtime to garner votes. Chautala’s appointment as IBF chairman is seen as one of the moves in the same direction.The IBF constitution was amended to accommodate Chautala, who had completed three terms as its president and was thus ineligible for another term as per the sports ministry’s guidelines. By becoming the chairman he has also ensured that he has a vote in the IOA. Chautala would have to contend with Randhir Singh, an influential figure in the IOC and the Olympic Council of Asia, for the president’s post.”It was a unanimous decision that I be made the chairman. I have been serving the boxing federation for a long time and there are people and sportspersons who would be looking up to me during the election. I don’t want to disappoint them by refusing the job, if given a chance,” said Chautala after the IOA general body meeting on Monday.The factions within the IOA have already begun to flex their muscles to woo officials. There is, however, still suspense over Suresh Kalmadi’s candidature even as the IOA chief has kept himself away from the functioning of the body for a few months.A recent High court ruling directed Kalmadi not to contest election. His faction is, however, still trying to find ways to bring him back to power again.”Chautala is the second choice after Kalmadi and there is a good possibility that he will be the one who will challenge Randhir for the top post,” said an IOA source.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had directed the IOA to furnish the election date by Tuesday and also accept its demand for an observer to oversee the election.The IOA was earlier against the IOC sending an observer for its elections. But at its executive committee meeting on Monday, the IOA seemed to climb down from its stance and looks like ready to accept the world body’s directive.The IOA executive board decided on the election date and called the general body meeting on October 18 to finalise the electoral process.The IOC had also directed the IOA to ensure that the national sports federations, which send teams for the Olympics, are given majority of the voting rights.”The executive board has decided to set up a standing committee which will see to it that the NSFs have majority voting rights in the electoral college,” acting IOA president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said after the meeting.Malhotra said there were no discussions on the IOC’s demand to have an observer but he did indicate that the IOA would have no issue in accepting it. “We are not in conflict with the IOC and, in fact, we derive our strength from the IOC. We did write to the IOC asking why we are being singled out to have an international observer but if they do send one, it doesn’t matter,” he said.The case regarding the eligibility of the IOA office-bearers who wish to contest the election is scheduled to come up for hearing on October 15, and Malhotra said it was the reason why the general body meeting has been scheduled for October 18.Malhotra asserted that the body would be ready to challenge the verdict in a higher court if it does not get a favourable verdict.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTop seeds in both the men’s and women’s singles event advanced to the semifinals of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships on Thursday.Top seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan breezed his way into the last four of men’s singles with a clinical performance against fifth seed Ashwin Vijayaraghawan. The Tamil Nadu lad had little trouble during his 6-1, 6-2 victory. He will next face third seed Siddharth Rawat, who came from a set down to defeat Vaidik Munshaw 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.In the other quarterfinal matches, Ramkumar Ramanathan was at ease against local hope Saurabh Singh, winning 6-1, 6-2 setting up a semifinal clash with Maharashtra’s Arjun Khade emerged victorious after a hard-fought battle. Khade had a tough battle but managed to hold on to his nerves to get the better of 11th seed Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash 7-5, 6-4.The women’s singles appeared to be following a similar script before Sri Vaishnavi Peddireddy caused an upset, knocking out fourth seed Shweta Rana in three sets. Vaishnavi fought her way back after being a set down to oust Shweta 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.Her reward for coming through the tough match is a semifinal clash against Delhi girl Prerna Bhambri. Bhambri eased past state mate Simran Kaur Handa 6-0 6-4 but going by the way Vashnavi has played in this tournament so far, Bhambri will have to be cautious.The other semifinal will see top seed Rishika Sunkara, who proved her credentials with a 6-1 6-2 thrashing of eighth seed Vaniya Dangwal, take on third seed Natasha Plaha. Natasha fought a tough first set against fifth seed Eettee Mehta before getting her act together to advance into the next stage with a 7-6 (5) 6-3 victory.advertisementIn the ladies doubles semifinals, Treta Bhattacharya and Natasha had it easy against the fourth-seeded combine of Tarannum Handa and Manya Nagpal, winning 6-1 6-1 to set up a title clash with third-seeded Prerna Bhambri and Rishika Sunkara. Bhambri and Sunkara, who may well end up playing against each other in the singles final, registered a 3-6, 6-1, 10-8 win against top seeds Sri V Peddireddy and Prarthana Thombare.In the boys Under-18 doubles final, top seeded Anvit Bendre and Abdullah Shaikh convincingly won 6-4 6-0 against Shailender Boniface and Gary Tokas. In boys singles, top seeded Andhra Rishab Agarwal beat M Sai Nikhil by 6-1, 6-0 while second seeded Shaikh Abdullah beat Ranjeet Singh by 6-0, 7-5. Third seeded Karan Salwan of Delhi beat Hardeep Sandhu 7-5, 6-4.The Girls singles, though, saw an upset with second seed Tarranum Handa getting past top seed Simran Sethi 6-3, 6-4 to enter the semifinals while Pranjala Yadlapalli outplayed 11th seed Amrita Mukherjee 6-3, 6-3. Fourth seed Sai Samhitha beat Rimpledeep Kaur 6-4, 6-0.last_img read more