SPORT

Uma has it easy

MUMBAI MAY 29. Karnataka's Uma Devi, India No. 2, recorded her fourth win, defeating Madhya Pradesh's Aditi Puranik 69-14, 69-34 in a Group `B' league match of the 5th all-India Ladies Open snooker tournament, sponsored by Om Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance, on Wednesday at the Bombay Gymkhana.

Tamil Nadu's 11-year-old B. Saranya grabbed a share of the spotlight by finally ending up on the winning side in Group `C', beating Tusha Rastogi by two frames to one.

The results:

Group A: Uma Devi (Kar) bt Sangeeta Hemchand (Mah) 65-54, 48-71, 67-42; Heena Khandelwal (Mah) bt Renu Bharkatiya (MP) 65-21, 52-42; Uma Devi (Kar) bt Aditi Puranik (MP) 69-14, 65-34; Heena Khandelwal (Mah) bt Anoo Kulkarni (Mah) 51-18, 49-40; Sangeeta Hemchand (Mah) bt Renu Bharkatiya (MP) 43-22, 44-34; Uma Devi R. (Kar) bt Radhika Dalwani (Mah) 55-33, 64-2.

Group B: Jagruti Patel (Mah) bt Seema Desai (Bengal) 45-18, 64-3; Ashwini Puranik (MP) bt Ritu Shrivastava (MP) 46-23, 49-14; G. Seema (TN) bt Shradha Deshmukh (MP) 57-27, 52-37.

Group C: Ashwini Puranik (MP) bt Sonal Mamoowala (Mah) 65-28, 52-22; Minal Thakur (Mah) bt TushaRastogi (Mah) 35-19, 57-29; Sonal Mamoowala (Mah) bt B. Saranya (TN) 65-33, 59-15; Ritu Shrivastava (MP) bt Ayesha Aga (Mah) 72-23, 57-40; B. Saranya (TN) bt Tusha Rastogi (Mah) 61-77, 50-28, 51-23; AshwiniPuranik (MP) bt Ritu Shrivastava (MP) 46-23, 49-14.

Group D: Gurjeet Nagee (Mah) bt Neena Pillai (TN) 19-60, 52-51, 65-26.

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