HYDERABAD: A.R. Rao defeated A.R. Prasad Rao 8-0 in the semifinals of the 55 & above category in the GHMC annual open tennis tournament at Indira Park here on Monday.
Veterans: Semifinals: 35 & above: Manish bt Bandi Suresh 8-4; U. Srinath bt Shiva Kumar 8-4.
Doubles: Pre-quarterfinals: Narlekar & Gautham bt Bandi Suresh & Raghu 8-2; Hari Krishna & V. Dheeraj bt Arjun & Neelkamal 8-6; Mansoor & Hanumanth Rao bt Vijay Raj & Ankit Shah 8-3; Manish & Mallesh Yadav bt Ramana & Harish Kumar 8-3.
45 & above: Semifinal: Narlekar bt J. Venkatramana 8-6.
55 & above: Semifinals: Ram Mohan bt C.S. Reddy 8-2; A.R. Rao bt A.R. Prasad Rao 8-0.
Doubles: Semifinals: Ram Mohan & A. Ram Babu bt C.S. Reddy & M.V. Suryanarayana 8-1; A.R. Rao & Madan Mohan Singh bt P.V. Rao & Sai Ram Babu 8-4.
Medak is champion
Medak district won the 19th Gambhirmalji Kantiah memorial volleyball tournament with a 25-16, 25-21 win over Kesoram Cements ‘A’ in the final at Basant Nagar (Karimnagar).
In the semifinals, Medak defeated Ramadugu 25-11, 25-22 while Kesoram put it across Bellampally 25-22, 25-16.
K.C. Jain, Senior President, Kesoram Cements, gave away the prizes.
IT beats Midhani
Income Tax recorded a three-wicket win over Midhani in the quarterfinals of the A-Division (one-day) knock-out tournament here.
The scores: A-Division (one-day) knock-out:
Quarterfinals: Midhani 153 (Srikanth 36, Nagaraj three for 24) lost to Income Tax 156 for seven.
The Osmania University inter-collegiate hockey tournament for men will be held at Gymkhana grounds from February 4. The teams should report to I. Balram Reddy, organising secretary, at the venue. Call 92465 29013.
Asif Tennis Club will organise the senior open tournament (veterans) in doubles from February 10 to 15 at its premises in four age groups. Entries close on Feb. 5. Call 99515 30541 for details.