29-OCT-2014: The Aligarh Muslim University Lawn Tennis team reached the finals of the North Zone Intervarsity Tennis (Men‚??s) tournament, being played at DCR University, Murthal, Haryana.
Lakshit Sood, member of AMU Lawn Tennis team defeated Himanshu, Rohtak in straight sets 6-0, 6-1 while in the second singles match, Shadab of AMU was beaten by Amit 6-4, 6-4. However, in the Doubles match, AMU came triumphant after Lakshit and Shadab thrashed the opposition in straight sets 7-5, 6-2. AMU‚??s Lakshit who defeated Amit 6-2, 6-4, also won the reverse single match.
Earlier in the quarter-final, the AMU Tennis team defeated Punjab University, Chandigarh 3-1 to move into the semifinals. AMU‚??s Lakshit then beat Chandigarh‚??s Hardeep 7-6, 6-3 while AMU‚??s Chandril lost to Jagbir 7-6, 4-6, 4-6. In the doubles match, Lakshit and Chandril beat Jagbir and Mehta in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. In the reverse singles match of the quarterfinals, Chandril beat Hardeep 6-2, 6-4.
Prof Mohammad Shoeb Zaheer, Secretary University Games Committee and Prof Amjad Masood, President AMU Tennis Club have congratulated the team members and the Manager of the team, Mr Anisur Rehman and hoped that they would bring laurels for AMU in finals as well.