Pradeep John and Mohan clinched the men's title — their fourth as a pair and first at home — in the 13 National beach volleyball championship at the Marina Beach here on Friday.

The Tamil Nadu duo scored a hard-fought 21-13, 16-21, 15-13 win over Sivabalan and Dhamodharan, also from Tamil Nadu, in their ninth appearance in the final.

In the women's final, Indian Railways' Minimol Abraham and Soumya scripted a relatively facile 21-17, 21-17 victory over Andhra Pradesh's Maheswari and Mahalakshmi.

The results: Men: Final: Tamil Nadu 2 (M. Pradeep John & P. Mohan) bt Tamil Nadu 1 (Sivabalan & Dhamodharan 21-13, 16-21, 15-13; Semifinals: TN 2 (Pradeep & Mohan) bt AP 1 (Kasi Viswanath & Ravinder Reddy) 21-18, 21-19; TN 1 (Sivabalan & Dhamodharan) bt IR (Jameeluddin & Sudarshan Varma) 22-20, 21-18.

Women: Final: Indian Railways (Minimol Abraham & Soumya) bt Andhra Pradesh (Maheswari & Mahalakshmi) 21-17, 21-17; Semifinals: IR (Minimol & Soumya) bt TN 3 (Vasanthi & Indrani) 21-16, 21-18); AP (Maheswari & Mahalakshmi) bt TN 1 (Hemamalini & Jeeshma) 21-10, 21-15.

Junior boys: Final: Tamil Nadu 1 (Rajkumar & Madhusudanan) bt Tamil Nadu 2 (Madhan Kumar & Shaul Hameed) 21-15, 21-15; Semifinals: TN 1 (Rajkumar & Madhusudanan) bt TN 3 (Gunabalan & Madhavan) 21-5, 21-6; TN 2 (Madhan & Shaul) bt Goa (Ramakrishnan & Aaron Avelino Perreira) 21-14, 21-16.

Girls: Final: Tamil Nadu 2 (Janani & Ravitha Singh) bt Tamil Nadu 3 (Pavithra & Premavathi) 21-7, 11-21, 15-8; Semifinals: TN 3 (Pavithra & Premavathi) bt TN 4 (Mahalakshmi & Narmadha) 21-11, 21-17; TN 2 (Janani & Ravitha) bt TN 1 (Divya Bharathi & Deepika) 21-19, 21-19. — Special Correspondent