Gurinder Singh of Punjab and Abhilasha Ahuja of Haryana won the men's and women's titles respectively in the Rs.50,000 AITA ranking tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex on Friday.

The results (finals):

Men:Gurinder Singh bt Ajay Yadav 6-2, 6-4; Doubles: Ajay Yadav and Gurinder Singh bt Tushar Sharma and Ranjeet Singh 4-6, 6-2, 11-9.

Women:Abhilasha Ahuja bt Manya Nagpal 6-0, 6-3; Doubles: Ikttesh Chahal and Harsimran Kaur bt Anukriti Chaudhary and Renu Sharma 6-4, 7-5.

Arjun, Aarushi win

Arjun Singh Yadav and Aarushi Bhasin won the under-14 titles in the boys and girls sections respectively in the AITA Talent series junior tennis tournament at the SDS Academy, Gomti Nagar, on Friday.

The results (finals):


U-14:Arjun Singh Yadav bt Shantanu Gupta 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.

U-12:Danish Ahmad bt Srijan Singh 6-4, 6-1.


U-14:Aarushi Bhasin bt Tanmayee Patnaik 6-3, 6-3. U-12: Aarja Chakraborthy bt Tanmayee Patnaik 6-2, 6-4.

Chadha triumphs

Tarundeep Chadha gathered a four-day total of 286 to win the Boys ‘A' contest in the Toyota-Indian Golf Union (IGU) Northern India junior tournament at the Noida Golf Course here on Friday.

Chadha also clinched the title in the combined ‘A and B' category after pipping Honey Baisoya in a five-hole play-off.

The scores:


A:Tarundeep Chadha (70, 71, 72, 73) 286; Trishul Chainnappa (68, 75, 73, 73) 289; B: Honey Baisoya (73, 67, 71, 75) 286; Piyush Sangwan (78, 77, 74, 75) 304; C: Arjun Prasad (75, 79, 76, 81) 311; Arjun Puri (78, 80, 78, 80) 316.


A modern sports medicine centre was inaugurated by Yuvraj Singh with former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi emphasizing the need for such clinics.

In times when sport has become so professional, Bedi maintained the sportspersons needed scientific support to treat their injuries.

“When I was playing, we never got any support from the management.

“I remember on a tour to England, our manager sent us to a gynaecologist for treating a groin injury. Things are so different now.”

Yuvraj too admitted that a good sports medicine expert is a “must” now.

“We have being coming to Dr. Jatin Chaudhry and whenever I have gone to him with any kind of injury, I have returned home perfectly well.”

Some of the top sports stars who have been treated by Dr. Chaudhry are Arjun Atwal and Sania Mirza.

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