CHANDIGARH, OCT 21 :Local DAV Model School, Sector 15 pulled off a suprise as they shocked second seed Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi by 2-0 in a first round match of the boys Under-14 team championship on the opening day of the CBSE North Zone-I Tennis Championship being organised by St Peter’s School clay courts in Sector 37 today.
Ishaque Eqbal defeated Kishan Nath 7-3 in the first singles match to give DAV Model a winning start. In the second singles, Nishat Eqbal beat Nazim Dawla by 7-3 as DAV Model-15 raced to an easy 2-0 triumph.
Hosts St Peter’s Secondary School, Sector 37 also made an impressive start as they blanked KC Public School of Jammu by 2-0. Rahul Seth excelled in his 7-2 verdict against
Amand Mehta in the opening singles match.Girik Kapania downed Anmol Duggal 7-3 in the second singles as St Peter’s advanced to the next round. Peter’s will next meet Bal Bharti School, Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi who ousted Delhi Public School, Pinjore by 2-0. DAV Public School, Sector 8 and Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 35, both of Chandigarh, moved to the next round.
Ryan International School, Sector 49 entered the second round of boys under-19 team championship after beating Goodley Public School, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi by 2-0. Kshitij Kamal gave Ryan the lead after beatingAman 7-4. However, Sahil Chabra faced a stiff resistance from Dhruv before prevailing over his rival by 7-6 (8-6) tie-breaker.
Three Delhi schools — Ved Vyasa DAV Public School, Vikaspuri, Bal Bharti Public School, Rohini and Bal Bharti Public School, Ganga Ram Hospital Marg — moved into next round.
Earlier, Chandigarh Mayor Pradeep Chhabra inaugurated the tournament and took the salute during march past by the particiapting teams. The chief guest was received by St Peter’s School chairman Wg Cdr SS Khanna and Principal Patricia Khanna and staff members.
Results: Team Championship: Boys U-19 (Ist round): Ved Vyas DAV Public School, Vikaspuri, New Delhi bt St John’s High School, Sector 26 Chandigarh (Abhishek Phore bt Jai Vardhan 7-0, Puneet Phore bt Bhavratan 7-2).
Bal Bharti Public School, Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, New Delhi bt Delhi Public School, Pinjore 2-0 (Srijjan bt Anand 7-1, Nishan bt Dhanapat 7-0).
Bal Bharti School, Rohini, Delhi bt KC Public School, Jammu 2-0 (Nichiket Bhatia bt Karman Singh 7-1, Hitesh Dang bt Shashwat Khajvoya 7-0).
Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj, Delhi bt Fooley Public School, Shalimar Bagh Delhi 2-0 (Kshitij Kamal bt Aman 7-4, Sahil Chopra bt Dhruv 7-6 (8-6).
Boys Under-14 (Ist round): DAV Public School-8 Chandigarh bt Mount Carmel, Sector 45, Chandigarh 2-0 (Anushdheer Bhatti bt Jermy 7-2, Sushank bt Shonit 7-0 ).
Bal Bharti Public School, Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, New Delhi bt Delhi Public School, Pinjore 2-0 (Shubhankar bt Ankit 7-1, Kunal Sachdeva bt Rishab 7-2).
St Peter’s Secondary School, Sector 37, Chandigarh bt KC Public School, Jammu 2-0 (Rahul Seth bt Aman Mehta 7-2, Girik Kapania bt Anmol Duggal 7-3).
DAV Model, Sector 15 Chandigarh bt Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi 2-0 (Ishaque Eqbal bt Krishan Nath 7-3, Nishant Eqbal bt Nazim Dawla7-3).
Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh bt Bal Bharti School, Pritampura, Delhi 2-1 (Harmeet bt Jaidev 7-4, Inderbir lost to Mayank 3-7, Harmeet and Harpreet bt Jaidev and Mayank 7-2).