Kishore Kumar of Loyola College (Chennai) maintained a clean slate to emerge the men’s champion of the 41st State-level inter-collegiate table tennis tournament, for the PSG Trophy, at the PSG College of Arts and Science here on Thursday.

The results: Badminton: Men: Singles (semifinal league): Arun Brun (PSGCAS) bt Ramesh Kumar (PSG) 21-19, 21-18; Surya Prakash (PSG) bt Lokesh (PSG) 21-9, 11-21, 21-13. Doubles (semifinal): Lokesh & Vishnu (PSG) bt Arul & Muthamil (CIT) 21-5, 21-14; Surya Prakash & Arun Brun (PSG) bt Vishnu & Siddharth (PSG Tech) 21-7, 21-9.

Ball Badminton (semifinal league): St. Joseph’s (Tiruchi) bt Paavai EC (Namakkal) 29-9, 29-16; Loyola (Chennai) bt PSGCAS 29-17, 29-20. Table tennis: Singles (semifinal league): Kishore Kumar (Loyola, Chennai) bt Gangadhar (PSG Tech) 11-8, 11-5, 11-6; Anirudh (Loyola) bt Akash (PSG Tech) 11-3, 11-8, 11-8; Akash bt Gangadhar 11-6, 11-2, 8-11, 11-6; Kishore bt Anirudh 11-3, 11-5, 11-8; Kishore bt Akash 11-6, 15-13, 11-8; Anirudh bt Gangadhar 12-10, 11-4, 11-8.

Doubles: Final: Akash & Gangadhar (PSG Tech) bt Anirudh & Kishore Kumar 9-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-9. Semifinals: Anirudh & Kishore Kumar (Loyola) bt Hariharan & Ramkumar (PSG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6; Akash & Gangadhar (PSG Tech) bt Venkat & Sheik (PSG) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8. Badminton: Women: Singles (semifinal league): Archana (PSG) bt Janaki (PSG) 21-13, 21-11; Archana bt Jeba (Vellalar) 21-7, 21-8; Janaki bt Sangavi (PSG) 21-14, 21-18; Sangavi bt Jeba 21-13, 21-10; Archana bt Sangavi 21-12, 21-8; Janaki bt Jeba 21-10, 21-17. Final standings: 1. Archana; 2. Janaki; 3. Sangavi; 4. Jeba.

Easy for Galaxy

Galaxy CC defeated Coonoor Merchants Association by five wickets in the TNCA-NDCA third division league at the Laidlaw Memorial School grounds in Udhagamandalam on Thursday.

The scores: Coonoor Merchants Association 151 (S. Ramesh 30, S. Suhail three for 39) lost to Galaxy CC 152 for five in 22.1 overs (V. Vinu 60, E. Sujan 46).

Students Seniors begins well

Defending champion Students Seniors CC opened its campaign with a five-wicket win over Kasturi Pillai SC in the TNCA-SDCA first division league in Salem recently.

The scores: I div.: Kasturi Pillai SC 162 in 42 overs (S. Shanmugam 30, S. Chandramouli three for 21, P. Balachander three for 21) lost to Students Seniors 166 for five in 39.4 overs (N. Prakash 67 n.o., S. Prashanth 30).

II div.: Gopalan Memorial CC 260 for six in 45 overs (S. Jagathrinath Anandh 84 n.o., S. Deepak Siddarth 71, M.S. Prakash three for 50) bt Punith CC 228 for nine in 45 overs (M.S. Prakash 54, C. Dinesh 48, S. Kamal 36, Ilayaraja three for 27).

III div.: JSW RC 124 in 42 overs (Shanmugam 47, Velusamy four for 40) lost to Sunil CC 126 for four in 23.3 overs (Manikandan 59 n.o., Chakravarthy 40 n.o.). Ravindran Memorial CC w/o. Govt. Engineering College.

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