Miranda Ramirez leads Syracuse to 5-2 home-opening win over Cornell

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Miranda Ramirez leads Syracuse to 5-2 home-opening win over Cornell

first_img Published on January 26, 2020 at 8:06 pm Contact Thomas: tgshults@syr.edu | @ThomasShults5 Facebook Twitter Google+ It all started in warmups when senior captain Miranda Ramirez yelled out instructions to her young teammates, of whom three of six are freshmen.After Syracuse lost the doubles point, Ramirez, the No. 80 singles player in the nation, huddled everyone up and urged SU to “take the singles, we can’t let them have any more breaks.” They listened, and Ramirez’s 6-1, 7-5 singles win clinched a team victory and SU’s fourth singles match win. Ramirez added a doubles victory to improve to 6-0 on the season in Syracuse’s (3-0) 5-2 win over Cornell (0-4).“We know that we have the confidence to beat this team,” Ramirez said postgame.SU lost the doubles point when partners Polina Kozyreva and Zeynep Erman, as well as ITA’s No. 48 Kim Hansen and Sonya Treshcheva both lost. Then, led by Ramirez, SU huddled and regrouped to win five of the first six singles sets.Even though Ramirez encouraged her teammates to play assuredly, her own confidence waned in her singles match against Ashley Huang. After cruising through the first set 6-1, Ramirez stumbled in the second. All looked to be going as planned for Ramirez, up 3-1 in the second set before coughing up three straight games, and falling behind 4-3.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHead coach Younes Limam said there’s “ups and downs” in tennis, and after taking a sip of Gatorade and consulting with assistant coach Jennifer Meredith, Ramirez turned to her trusty serve for back-to-back aces to swing momentum.“Mentally I had to stay strong and just sort of know that like I was better,” Ramirez said. “It was a little closer than I think it needed to be but it’s alright as long as I get the W in the end.”Ramirez’s aces led to her taking four the next five games, breaking Huang’s serve once. At one point, Huang led out a frustrated sigh, banging the green tarp by the wall with her racket after losing the set lead. After regaining the lead, Ramirez’s straight-faced demeanor also returned.Hansen and Guzal Yusupova played similarly in control, losing a combined four games total. Freshman Kozyreva, playing in place of an injured No. 111 Sofya Golubovskaya, won 6-1, 7-6 for SU’s fifth singles win.After its third straight win, Syracuse circled to stretch, with the veteran Ramirez leading the routine. Leadership comes naturally, said Ramirez. And even when she was struggling, Limam said he wasn’t too concerned with Ramirez’s match, evidence of the trust they’ve developed over the past four years.“They all owned their court, and I’m super proud of them,” said Ramirez. “So it’s a great team win today.” Commentslast_img read more

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Can’t accept Dutee Chand’s same-sex relation, says mother

first_img Sprinter Dutee Chand, who recently came out about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family.After her elder sister Saraswati’s alleged that Dutee is being pressurised and blackmailed, the athlete’s mother Akhoji Chand told ANI, that it is not possible for her to accept her daughter’s relationship status. When asked if there is any conspiracy, he said, “I feel some conspiracy may have happened to exploit her property and income. There may be some enemies behind it who may have created a conspiracy. Dutee should avoid this matter and should focus on her sports career.” Meanwhile, Ananata Charan Das, one of the neighbours, said, “I have no opinion (on this matter). It is personal and sensitive. The Supreme Court has decided one can marry (same-sex)… a girl can marry a girl. So, it may be possible in society and in front of law but I can’t appreciate it because our villagers won’t like this.” First Published: 20th May, 2019 15:43 IST LIVE TV Asia News International READ: Dutee Chand Faces Expulsion From Family After Revealing Same Sex Relationship “I told her (Dutee) that I cannot accept this. She told me that the court has given the order. When I asked which court has given you such order, she told me that High court. I told her that I’m alive here and you are bringing orders from the court. She told me that yes court has given order and all the mentors are supporting me. (She asked) whether you will support me or not. I asked which Sir, Shiv Sir, Gagan Sir or Samanta sir, Achyut Samant of KIIT college,” she said. “I want that she (Dutee) should focus on her sports as the government wants. Government has given a lot of money to her for the sake of the country. Dutee may not keep father and mother’s name but she should keep the prestige of the nation through her sports,” Akhoji added. Last Updated: 20th May, 2019 15:43 IST Can’t Accept Dutee Chand’s Same-sex Relation, Says Mother Sprinter Dutee Chand, who recently came out about her same-sex relationship with a younger relative is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family Written By COMMENT Dutee, the 100m record holder, was hailed for her brave revelation by social media users.The sprinter had made the country proud by clinching two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games. “Dutee wants to marry a girl, who is the daughter of my niece, so she is my grand-daughter. In this relation, Dutee will be like a mother of that girl. Then how will it be possible in our society in Odisha,” Akhoji told ANI. FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US “She told that I’ll do everything by the help of them. I told her that I’ll like to talk to them, but she avoided it. So day before yesterday, I told my elder daughter Saraswati that I don’t know where they are staying, you take me to them. Saraswati took me to them but he (Achyut Samant of KIIT) had already left for Delhi and yesterday when all these things were happening.” WATCH US LIVE READ: ‘In The Future, I Would Like To Settle Down With Her’: India’s Fastest Woman Dutee Chand Reveals That She Is In A Same-sex Relationshiplast_img read more

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Deliberations underway on Japans IR Implementation Bill

first_imgHaving voted into law the Basic Bill on Gambling Addiction Countermeasures late last week, Japan’s Upper House officially kicked off deliberations on the long-awaited IR Implementation Bill on Tuesday.The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito remain hopeful of pushing through the final piece in the country’s casino puzzle before the end of the current Diet session on 22 July, despite ongoing attempts from Japan’s opposition parties to delay passage of the IR bill. MGM, Melco, Shochiku sketch their plans for entertainment potential of Japan IRs IRs to benefit as Japan’s LDP pushes through foreign workers bill Some opponents had called on the government to halt any further discussions over the IR bill due to the devastating floods that have left 131 dead and 59 missing across the country as of Tuesday afternoon.Like last month, when senior members of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan alongside those from five other opposition parties expressed their opposition to House of Representatives Speaker Tadamori Oshima regarding the 32-day extension to the Diet session, those pleas fell on deaf ears.Passage of the IR Implementation Bill will open the door for Japan’s first casino resorts with three initial IR licenses to be offered. It is expected that two will be located in metropolitan areas and one in a regional location. RelatedPosts Japan set to propose members of new Casino Administration Committee this Fall Load Morelast_img read more

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