Maharashtra's Rajeev Sharma encountered mixed fortunes as he tasted success and defeat in his Group-A matches of the MIG Cricket Club organized third Master's National Snooker Championship.
Sharma did well to take a frame from defending champion Alok Kumar (PSBP) before going down 1-3 in the best- of-5 frame match on Saturday morning.
The Punjab-based Alok, oft-crowned former National champion, called the shots, and except for the third frame, he was in complete control. He produced two breaks of 30 in the fourth frame to cross the finish line and secure his second win in the group.
Rajeev quickly put the defeat behind as he returned to the table and blanked state mate Satyen Chhabria by a 3-0 margin.
Meanwhile, Samar Khandelwal of Goa recorded his second straight win when he got the better of Manish Bhatnagar of Rajasthan 3-1 (69-40, 59-75, 71-12 and 63-28) in a Group-E league match.
ONGC's Dhruv Sitwala scored his second win defeating Maharashtra's Vishal Gehani 3-0 (58-47, 76-21 and 95-53) in a Group-H encounter.
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