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Pune and Nagarjuna triumph

By Our Correspondent

ANNAMALAI NAGAR, OCT. 14. Pune University (west zone) claimed the men's title, while Nagarjuna University (south zone) retained the women's title in the all-India inter-zone inter-university badminton tournament at Annamalai University indoor stadium here on Thursday.

Pune beat Bangalore 3-1. Bangalore had in its ranks, three players Adip Nayak, Amar and Sashant Sastry, who represented Karnataka State boys team in the recent south zone badminton championship at Bangalore.

In Pune's ranks also there were two State juniors Aditya Chitra and Pranov Khot and so all the matches were keenly fought.

But once Adip Nayak was beaten by Nishad Dravid of Pune, in the first singles, it was easy for Pune, Adip Nayak, after losing the first game, led 7-2 in the second but Nishad Dravid came back strongly and won that game at 15-12 for a 1-0 lead for Pune.

In the second singles, Amar of Bangalore beat Aditya Chitra 3-15, 15-8, 15-13 for levelling the main score 1-1.

But in the doubles, Pune pair, Nishal Dravid and Sameer Bhagawat beat Bangalore pair, Srinath and Savan Nivas 17-14, 15-6 to give a 2-1 lead for Pune and in the crucial and third singles Parnov Khot beat Shasank Sastry of Bangalore 15-9, 15-2 for a 3-1 triumph for Pune.

Nagarjuna beat Calicut 2-0 in the women's final. In the third place play off, Annamalai (SZ) beat Punjab (NZ) 3-0 in men's section and Osmania (SZ) beat DAV (WZ) 2-1.

The results:

Third place play off (Men): Annamalai (SZ) bt Punjab (NZ) 3-0 (Yuvaraj bt Peeyust 9-15, 15-7, 15-5; N. Vekatesh bt Pawan 15-9, 15-7; Venkatesh and Pradeep bt Gurjeet and Sachin 10-15, 15-6, 15-3.

Women: Osmania (SZ) bt DAV (WZ) 2-1 (Cynthia lost to Prabinu 9-11, 4-11; Saradha Govardhini and Niveditha bt Prabinu and Prachi 15-11, 15-1; Saradha Govardhini bt Prachi 11-2, 11-0.

Dr. L. B. Venkataranga, Vice-Chancellor, Annamalai University, presided and gave away the prizes.

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