Mieres-Gutierrez and Diaz-Sanchez in final

Mieres-Gutierrez and Diaz-Sanchez in final

Munoz-Santana, Allemandi-Lamperti out of NAS padel tennis

By Moni Mathews (principal Correspondent)

Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 12:17 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:12 PM

The international padel tennis line-up at the NAS event on Saturday night after the announcement by Javier Porras and Shaikh Saeed bin Juma Al Maktoum to further promote the sport in the region. — Supplied photo

Dubai — Juani Mieres and Sanyo Gutierrez run into Juan Martin Diaz and Maxi Sanchez in the summit clash of the international padel tennis championship at the Dh8 million third NAS Ramadan Sports Tournament after late Saturday night victories at the NAS Sports complex near the Meydan horse racing track.

Mieres and Gutierrez beat Jordi Munoz and Aday Santana 7-6, 6-2, while Diaz and Sanchez defeated Adrian Allemandi and Miguel Lamperti 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the semis.

In the wheelchair basketball tourney at the Dubai Club for the Disabled in faraway Qusais, Dubai Municipality and Hamdan Heritage Centre raced to their second straight victories on Saturday. Dubai Municipality defeated Dubai Ambulance 35-20 and Hamdan Heritage Centre outplayed Dubai Police 44-8.

Also winning here were hosts Dubai Club for the Disabled who began proceedings with 22-6 win over Dubai Duty Free, and Union Co-Operative Society, for whom the 19-15 win over Dubai Sports Channel was a lot harder to achieve.

In the futsal championship which took off on Saturday, defending champions Fohood Zabeel impressed while securing a 4-0 win over Forsan Al Ittihad. Rafael Lira and Sabry Jamil made sure Zabeel shot ahead 2-0 which they maintained at half time, after which Ricardo Filipe da Silva alias Ricardinho further powered the champions to 3-0 early in the second half.

The star player added one more to completely demolarise the Forsan Al Ittihad defences. In the other matches, Al Zeer dumped Al Nojoom 6-2, XCAT outpaced Al Bahri 4-1 and Fohood Jumeirah nailed six past Al Aseefa Falcons. XCAT was all class as the deft work by Adil Zouthane and Yousuf Al Dhanhani punctured the defensive mechanisms of their opponents as Mohammad Khay reduced the margin for Al Bahri.

Ali Mohammed Ghuloom and Hussain Tayebibigoli scored two goals each, while Talib Mohammed Alfzari and Jaber Saffar got one each for Al Zeer. Al Nojoom’s goals came from Ibrahim Kamal and Mohammed Allouch. Tariq Aman, Franklin Douglas Cavalante and Morales di Oliveira Faria inflicted heavy damage on Aseefa Falcons to round off a night of all action stuff at the main complex.

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