Central Excise (Kochi) upsets IOB

Central Excise (Kochi) upset IOB 67-63 in a Group ‘B’ men’s match of the Golden Eagle Blue Star SA all-India basketball tournament, which commenced at the JJ Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.

The results: Men: Central Excise (Kochi) 67 (Eudrick Pereria 15, Nikhil 12, Basil Philip 10) bt IOB 63 (Pratham Singh 20, Siva Balan 13, Amjyoth Singh 11). Women: Eastern Railway 74 (Sitamani Tudu 30, Sukrumoni Drawon 17) bt Western Railway 57 (Sona 14, Renu Mayurya 13, Anamia Rai 12).

Deepika advances

N. Deepika (Bentinck) defeated A. Sanchana (Union Christian) 11-5, 11-4, 11-6 in a junior girls’ quarterfinal match of the Gymnco-Ju’Sportz-Independence Day Cup inter-school and inter-corporate table tennis tournament here on Saturday.

The results (Quarterfinals): Junior girls: N. Deepika (Bentinck) bt A. Sanchana (Union Christian) 11-5, 11-4, 11-6; A.P. Tanjua ( MVM) bt V. Devisri (KPC) 11-6, 13-11, 11-8, 12-10; Krishna Preethi (MVM) bt R. Divya (KV) 11-5, 8-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-8; R. Ananya (Chinmaya) bt R. Trisha (SBOA School & Junior College) 11-5, 11-1, 10-12, 11-7. Senior girls: N. Deepika (Bentinck) bt H. Shalini ( PSBB-N) 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8; Narmada (TELC) bt S. Boomika (MVM) 6-11, 12-10, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9; K. Ezhil Arasi (LSS) bt G. Aishwarya Ravi (PSBB-N) 11-8, 11-8, 11-5; R. Supriya (Francis Xavier) bt R. Divya (KV) 11-4, 14-12, 8-11, 11-6.

Senior boys (Quarterfinals): G. Gnaneshwaran (PT Lee) bt A. Seetharaman (PSBB-N) 11-9, 11-7, 11-2; S. Ajith Kumar (St. Mary’s) bt M. Abilash (PSBB-N) 8-11, 11-3, 13-11, 11-4; Venkatesh Pakkri Swamy (Chinmaya) bt Anirudh Balaji (AMM) 11-6, 11-5, 12-14, 7-11, 14-12; Senthura Pandi (Santhome) bt R. Sathyanarayanan (Sankara) 11-9, 11-9, 4-11, 11-8. Friday’s results: Sub-junior boys (quarterfinals): S. Tarun  (SKHMS)  bt   Shreyas ( PSBB-N) 11-5, 13-11, 7-11, 11-1; J. Sriram (KFI) bt   P.L. Lakshumana ( DAV)11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 11-5; Md. Yunus (Spartan) bt Hari Vignesh (Chinmaya) 11-7, 11-3, 11-6; R.J. Saravana (JGVV) bt B. Varun (DAV) 11-, 11-8, 11-9.

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