Chennai Customs got off to a fine start, beating the Indian Youth Team 26-28, 25-17, 25-11, 25-18, in the SAIL-Panimalar-John Memorial all-India volleyball tournament, conducted by the Nellai Friends Club, at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium on Monday.

Defending champion Indian Overseas Bank, too, began in style, defeating SDAT 25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 25-17.

In an absorbing contest, Panimalar College of Engineering went down fighting to the new entrant Kerala Police 21-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 9-15.

Sylendra Babu, Additional Director General of Police, inaugurated the tournament in the presence of W.I. Dawaram, President, TNAA, C. Sakthikumar, Director, Panimalar, and A.K. Chitrapandian, organising secretary.

Other result:

Women: Central Railway bt Indian Junior Team 26-24, 25-15, 25-27, 25-20.

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