Rain spoiler for tennis for second consecutive day

Shillong, May 5: Rain played spoilsport for tennis for the second day on Thursday, the penultimate day of the 4th Meghalaya Games 2022.

On Wednesday too, the semifinals at Shillong Club were pushed to the evening.


Sanjeev Chettri put in a convincing performance to take gold in the men’s singles 6-0, 6-0 over Joplut Kharbuli, while Ishaan Rawat won 6-4, 6-2 in the boys’ singles final against Enrick Suchiang.

Suchiang and team mate Rakshit Bajaj were also involved in an epic boys’ doubles final against Rawat and Harsh Singhania, that ended 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8), 11-9 in the former’s favour.

Tennis this year also had a women’s singles exhibition match between Samaira Kharbuli and Sasha Kharbuli, with the former winning 6-2 in a single set contest.

Women’s football semifinals saw West Khasi Hills edge West Garo Hills 2-1, while East Khasi Hills beat EJH by the same margin. In the men’s semis, Ri-Bhoi edged West Jaintia Hills 5-4 on penalties after full time finished 1-1, while EKH came through 2-1 against East Jaintia Hills. The women’s final will be held on Thursday at Mawlai Madan Heh, while the men’s will be at SAI.

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