Chennai: Dr. Sivanthi Club stretched the fancied South Central Railway to five sets in the women’s section of the Aircel all-India volleyball tournament on Friday at Karaikal. SCR won 19-25, 25-16, 18-25, 25-7, 15-11.

The results: Men: Indian Bank bt SDAT 25-17, 25-21, 25-21; IOB bt Southern Railway 25-22, 25-22, 25-19. Women: South Central Railway bt Dr. Sivanthi Club 19-25, 25-16, 18-25, 25-7, 15-11; SDAT bt JBAS 25-23, 25-18, 19-25, 25-13.

Hat-trick by Fredy

Fredy struck four goals including a hat-trick to help Loyola College trounce Hindustan University 8-0 in a league match of the CFA-S. Nagalingam Nadar Memorial inter-Collegiate football tournament, here on Friday.

The results: Loyola 8 (Chinnaya 11, 27, Zara 13, Fredy 65, 70, 71 73, Santhose 67) bt Hindustan University (Chennai) 0; Sathyabama 2 (Sabir Ali 74, Shiju 39) bt Pachaiyappa’s 0.

Bridge players feted

Six Tamil Nadu players, K.R. Venkataraman (Open), Lakshmi Chari, Sherien Ryan (women), Prasanth Sriram, Guthi Rajaseka and Vinoth Kumar (junior), who have been selected to represent India at the World bridge championships to be held as part of the World Mind Sports Games in Beijing from October 4 to 18, were felicitated on Saturday by the Tamil Nadu Bridge Association.

Speaking at the event, TNBA secretary Sherien Ryan, who will be part of the Indian women’s team at the event, said that the TNBA expected a good showing from the Open team, especially since K.R. Venkataraman, along with Sunil Choksi of Ahmedabad, had recently won the Wegner Pair event at Las Vegas in July.

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