Municipal College (Rourkela) and Al-Ameen College (Bangalore) won their last league matches by identical margins (2-1) to make it to the semifinals of the 20th SAIL-Nehru Champion Colleges hockey tournament here.
Municipal beat Lyallpur Khalsa College (Jalandhar) with Rajin Kandulana scoring both goals.
Jagroop Singh scored the consolation goal for Lyallpur.
In the other match, Deepak and Umesh scored one goal each for Al-Ameen against GHG Khalsa College (Ludhiana).
The latter reduced the margin with an own goal.
Double for Udayan
At Ludhiana, Qualifier Udayan Bhakar defeated fifth seed Dalwender Singh 6-4, 6-2 in the under-18 boys’ final of the AITA Championship series junior tennis tournament at the Harvest Tennis Academy, Jassowal here on Friday.
The National under-16 champion, trained by coach Todd Clark, captured the under-16 title as well, outplaying second seed Paramveer Singh 6-4, 6-0.
In the girls’ under-18 section, second-seeded Karman Kaur — who also came through the qualifying event — upset the top seed Himani Mor for the loss of just two games.
Finals: Boys: U-18 : Udayan Bhakar bt Dalwender Singh 6-4, 6-2; U-16 : Udayan bt Paramveer Singh 6-4, 6-0.
Girls: U-18 : Rajbir Kaur bt Himani Mor 6-1, 6-1; U-16 : Karman Kaur bt Nandini Sharma 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.