Jalandhar, November 27, 2018: Association of Indian Universities' six-days North Zone Inter-university Badminton (Women) Tournament-2018 concluded at LPU on November 26 where the University of Delhi lifted the winning trophy as the Zonal Champion. From the other league matches played on the last day of the tournament, Panjab University (Chandigarh) was declared as the runner-up and Punjabi University (Patiala) as the second runner-up. Now, along with the 4th position holder-Maharshi Dayanand University (Rohtak) all the first three position holders will further compete in National Inter-University Badminton (W) Tournament- 2018 which will be held at Vellore (Tamil Nadu), from December 10 to 13, 2018.
For the two competitions held today for first four positions, Punjabi University Patiala defeated MDU Rohtak by 2-1 to grab the third position, leaving MDU at 4th position. In the first match for single players, Seema Panchal of MDU beat ANAM of PU Patiala in two sets by 21-10 and 21-12; in Doubles, Anam & Anmol of PU Patiala beat Seema and Ayushi of MDU by 21-14 and 21-18; whereas, in the third set of singles, again Anmol of PU Patiala beat Ayushi Singh by 21-13 and 21-19.
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Similarly, in the last match of the tournament played for the first two positions, University of Delhi defeated Panjab University, Chandigarh. In the match for singles, Namita of DU beat Deepasha of PU, Chandigarh by 27-17, 18-21 & 21-16; whereas, in doubles, Bhavya and Anamika of DU beat Deepasha and Aakankshi of PU, Chandigarh by 21-14 and 21-15. The match scores reflect the tough competition among the players during all of these matches.
While handing over the prestigious trophies to the respective position holders, LPU Director General Er. H.R. Singla invoked all players to continue improving upon their present performances. He also inspired the best student-players of the zone to further eye on the Olympic Games and other world level competitions by practicing hard. While sharing their experiences at LPU campus, Dr. Shubhra Kathuria (University of Delhi), Dr. Neeru Malik (PU Chandigarh), Badminton Coach Dr. Jagdish appreciated LPU’s organizing potentiality and admired LPU department of sports for smooth conduction of the tournament. All other players, coaches, and managers too, shared words of appreciation for present hostship.
LPU was designated as the organizing body of the championship by Association of Indian Universities (New Delhi), where 34 teams from different states of the zone participated. Internationally reputed Director Sports GNDU Amritsar, Dr. Sukhdev Singh supervised the event as AIU’s observer, along with badminton coaches Suresh Kr (Patiala), Rakesh Kr (Gurdaspur), Harkamal Deep (Fazilka), Karan (Jalandhar).