Lady Shri Ram College for Women organized the Delhi University Inter College Lawn Tennis Tournament on 17th, 20th and 21st October, 2014. The Finals were played between Jesus and Mary College and Shri Ram College for Commerce. The JMC Team, captained by Rishika Sunkara, succeeded in winning the title. The team consisted of Megha Sehrawat, Teertha Iska, Samriti Punyani, Renu Sharma and Rinisha. The team believes that their coach Mr. Abid Ali has been the driving force behind the winning team. The runners’ up team, led by Ravnoor Kaur, consisted of Shehnaz, Anukriti Chaudhary and Shivani Dabas.
JMC defeated SRCC with a score of 2-0. Rishika, took on Shehnaz in the finals and defeated her by 6-2 and 6-1. Rishika, who is ranked number 3 in India right now is riding high on her success at the recently held Asian Games, where she was a part of the Indian Tennis contingent. Teertha Iska defeated Ravnoor Kaur in a pulsating match.
The third position was secured by Gargi College with Likitha Shetty, as the captain and Anushka Rajkumar, Morisha Dutta, Shubh Gulati, Dipti Rana and Stuti Punjani as team members. Gargi defeated LSR with a score of 2-0. In the Quarter Finals, Shubh Gulati defeated Diksha Agarwal from LSR. This approximately one hour long, exhilarating match proceeded to a tie breaker where Gulati succeeded in leading by a point. The score was 6-1, 1-6, 7-6. On the other hand, Lithika defeated Bhavika by 6-0 and 6-0. LSR and Gargi had defeated St. Stephens and Miranda House, respectively to enter the Quarter-finals.
This 3 day long tournament, saw 11 teams from different colleges, across Delhi University, participating in the nail biting matches held on the synthetic courts of the LSR sports grounds. The matches which typically started at 9 am and went on till early evening were attended by the students, coaches and teachers from the participating teams. Ms. Meenakshi Pahuja, the Head of the LSR Physical Education Department and the Convener of the tournaments said, “It was heart warming to see the entire talent cauldron of the Delhi University on our grounds. As a sports’ professional, I feel women players, require such events to be organized at the grassroot level to give them a platform to hone their talent.”
Encouraged by the success of this event, LSR will organize the Delhi University Women’s Tennis Team trials on its grounds on 27th and 28th October, as per the schedule.
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