Defending champion Kerala and last year's runner-up Haryana women booked their places in the quarterfinals of the 14th National youth volleyball championship at the conclusion of Group ‘A' and ‘B' respectively, here on Thursday.

Karnataka (Group ‘A') and Jharkhand (Group ‘B') also moved into knock-out phase as the second teams. Tamil Nadu women, with nine points and a match against bottom-placed Gujarat to go, are expected to make it from Group ‘D'.

In the men's section, defending champion Uttar Pradesh is leading with two victories with two matches in hand. Last year's runner-up Tamil Nadu too won two matches in Group ‘B' and is better placed to make it to the knock-out.

The results: Group league: Men: Kerala bt Rajasthan 25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 25-15; Chhattigarh w/o Manipur; Odisha bt Jharkhand 25-14, 25-15, 25-23; AP bt Jammu & Kashmir 25-19, 25-18, 25-15; UP bt Maharashtra 15-25, 25-23, 25-15, 26-24; Himachal Pradesh bt Delhi 25-20, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21; TN bt Gujarat 25-13, 25-15, 25-12; Karnataka bt Haryana 25-17, 22-25, 26-24, 25-20.

Puducherry bt Madhya Pradesh 26-24, 26-24, 26-24; Bihar bt Uttarakhand 25-18, 22-25, 25-9, 25-22; Kerala bt Rajasthan 25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 25-15; Chhattisgarh w/o Manipur; Odisha bt Jharkhand 25-14, 25-15, 25-23; AP bt Jammu & Kashmir 25-19, 25-18, 25-15; UP bt Maharashtra 15-25, 25-23, 25-15, 26-24; Himachal Pradesh bt Delhi 25-20, 20-25, 25-18, 25-21.

Women: Jharkhand bt AP 25-17, 25-4, 25-10; TN bt Himachal Pradesh 25-17, 25-16, 25-13; Haryana bt Rajasthan 25-21, 25-11, 25-17;

Maharashtra bt Uttarakhand 25-17, 25-16, 26-13; Kerala bt Madhya Pradesh 25-3, 25-6, 25-13; Karnataka bt Odisha 26-28, 25-22, 25-14, 25-21; WB bt UP 25-17, 25-23, 25-10;

Chhattisgarh bt Puducherry 25-19, 25-7, 25-21; Jharkhand bt AP 25-17, 25-4, 25-10; TN bt HP 25-17, 25-16, 25-13; Haryana bt Rajasthan 25-21, 25-11, 25-17; Maharashtra bt Uttarakhand 25-17, 25-16, 25-13; Kerala bt MP 25-3, 25-6, 25-13.

Karnataka bt Odisha 26-28, 25-22, 25-14, 25-21.

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