Win for New Diamond, APF

KATHMANDU: New Diamond Academy and Nepal APF Club won their matches of the third NVA National Women’s and Men’s Club Volleyball Championship here at the National Sports Council covered hall in Tripureshwor on Tuesday.

In women’s category, New Diamond beat Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) 25-11, 25-14, 25-16, while APF defeated Kavre Volleyball Association 25-5, 25-8, 25-3.

In men’s section, Manimukunda Volleyball Club of Rupandehi beat Kavre Volleyball Association 25-12, 25-17, 25-18 and Dhorpatan Sports Training Centre produced a hard- fought 16-25, 25-23, 25-14, 27-25 win against Budhanilkantha Volleyball Association.

The winners and runners-up in both sections will receive Rs 150,000 and Rs 70,000 respectively.

Nayabasti triumph

KATHMANDU: Nayabasti Youth Club defeated Samajik Youth Club 4-3 in the Martyrs Memorial B Division League here at Nepal APF Club grounds on Tuesday.

Samajik took lead in the match after Suresh Khatri scored in the eighth minute, while Khatri doubled the tally in the 26th minute.

However, Raj Kandangwa cut the deficit in the 54th minute before Lila Bahadur Thapa Magar levelled the scores in the 62nd minute. Nayabasti then scored two more goals as Pradip Magar found the net in the 66th minute and Ramesh Tamang scored in the 75th minute.

Bhuwan Basnet of Samajik netted in the 76th minute but that did not prevent Nayabasti from snatching full three points.

In another match at the same venue, Manoj Thapa Magar’s 39th minute winner sealed Satdobato’s 1-0 victory against Khumaltar Youth Club.

School football

LALITPUR: Sainik Awasiya School of Bhaktapur defeated Zenith HS School 6-0 in the Coca-Cola Cup Football Tournament at the ANFA Complex grounds on Tuesday.

In Group A match, Kapil Magar scored four goals, while Prakash Giri and Pahal Magar netted a goal each for Sainik.

In other matches, Bhanubhakta Memorial of Morang beat Sainik Awasiya of Surkhet 4-1 in Group D, while Mahendra HSS of Makawanpur played a 1-1 draw against Chulachuli School of Jhapa in Group B.

Doi crashes out

TOKYO: Top seed Misaki Doi and defending champion Yanina Wickmayer tumbled out of the Japan Women’s Open tennis tournament at the first hurdle on Tuesday.

Local favourite Doi was stunned 7-5, 6-3 by Aliaksandra Sasnovich while Belgian Wickmayer also failed to win a set as she went down 6-1, 7-6 to Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic in Tokyo.

“It’s a real pity to let it slip as I don’t get to play in Japan much,” said Doi