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Nayan Roy comes from the loss side to chalk up his first Tri-State win

Mike Strassberg, Nayan Roy and Jaydev Zaveri

Nayan Roy, sent to the loss side by Jaydev Zaveri in a winners' side semifinal, came back to meet and defeat Zaveri in the finals of the February 28 stop on the Tri-State Tour. The $1,000-added 9-ball event was hosted by Clifton Billiards in Clifton, NJ.
Roy got by Vjay Patel and Harry Guevarez before running into Zaveri in a winners' side semifinal. Mikes Strassberg and Figueroa, in the meantime, met in the other. Zaveri sent Roy to the loss side 6-1, and in the hot seat match, face Strassberg, who'd sent Figueroa over 6-2. Zaveri claimed the hot seat 6-4 over Strassberg and waited on Roy.
On the loss side, Roy opened up against Vjay Patel, who, following his defeat at the hands of Ray, previously, had gone on to defeat Keith Connally 6-1 and Brian Schell 5-1, to reach him. Figueroa drew Harry Guevarez, who'd eliminated Shweta Zaveri 8-3, and Jessica Lynn Greibesland 6-1.
Roy and Guevarez advanced to the quarterfinals; Roy, 7-5 over Patel, and Guevarez, 6-5 over Figueroa. Roy and Guevarez battled to double hill in those quarterfinals, before Roy prevailed to meet Strassberg in the semifinals. Roy got his second shot at Zaveri in the hot seat with a shutout over Strassberg.
Roy and Zaveri each chalked up two racks to open the finals. Roy added two to take the lead he'd never relinquish. Zaveri would get as close as one, at 4-3, before Roy pulled away, steadily, to close it at 8-4.
Tour representatives thanked the ownership and staff at Clifton Billiards, as well as sponsors Ozone Billiards, Sterling-Gaming, Kamui Tips, Ron Vitello, Phil Capelle, BlueBook Publishing, Human Kinetics , and Bloodworth Ball Cleaners. The next stop on the Tri-State Tour, scheduled for March 13, will be hosted by Rockaway Billiards in Rockaway, NJ.