HYDERABAD: A. Abhishek (AP) defeated Suprit Guha of Gujarat 9-3 in the boys under-14 pre-quarterfinal of the Gati all-India tennis tournament organised by Ace Tennis Academy here on Tuesday.

The results: Boys: Under-14: Pre-quarterfinals: A. Abhishek bt Suprit Guha (Guj) 9-3; B. Supreeth bt Venkat Ramanan (TN) 9-5; Mukund bt K. Sai Siddarth (TN) 9-6; Rishab Agarwal bt N. Shavril (TN) 9-6; P. Anirudh bt Nakul 9-4; J. Ronak bt A. Nikhit Prasad (TN) 9-6; Tarun Nath bt R. Taran (Chtt) 9-8 (7-5); Abdullah bt Amit Bzad (Pune) 9-2.

Doubles: Quarterfinals: Rishab / Raunak bt Venkatesh / Guha 8-4; Amit / D. Rishab bt Sharvil / Nikhit 8-2; Venkat / Prajwal bt Harpreet / Hardeep 8-6; B.Supreet / Rohit bt Ishaq / Dalvinder 8-6.

Under-18: K. Dhillon (Pjb) w/o P. Keshav (TN); C. Pandit bt P. Teja 9-3; R. Pradeep bt A. Goud 9-2; S. Bhushan bt S. Adesh (Maha) 9-5; M. Patidar (Mah) bt J. Ronak 9-5; A. Abhishek bt Ch. Rohit 4-3 conceded; Surya Sirsala bt P. Yashwant 9-2; SS.M. Abdullah bt S. Kamal (Kar) 9-2.

Raveena in final

S. Raveena Reddy defeated Voosa Sreni 6-1 in the girls’ under-8 semifinal of the YMCA Independence Day tennis tournament here.

The results:

Girls: Under-8: semifinals: G.S. Kirti bt G. Suhita 6-2; S. Raveena Reddy bt Voosa Sreni 6-1.

Quarterfinals: G.S. Kirti bt Mary Peter 6-0; G. Suhita bt Ashmitha Reddy 6-0; Voosa Sreni bt Y. Chikitha Reddy 7-5; S. Raveena Reddy bt Nidhi Surapaneni 6-4.

Akanksha for World snooker

T. Akanksha Singh of Hyderabad has been selected to represent India in the World under-21 snooker championship to be held in Goa from August 22 to 31.

Akanksha was the winner of the National selection tournament in 2006 and runner-up in the previous edition. She also represented the State in the Nationals in Chennai and Bangalore and is being coached by Capt P.V.K. Mohan, President, BSFI. A student of MNR Dental College (Sangareddy), she is getting all the financial help from Capt. Mohan.

EME scores win

EME Centre rallied well to down a fighting City College Old Boys 2-1 in the SAAP Premier League prize money football tournament at Gymkhana Grounds here on Tuesday. CCOB shot into lead in the 48th minute after a barren first-half through Ahmed Bin Asad off a pass from Mouzzam.

EME scoredthe equaliser through Rajab Mathew in the 61st minute.

In the dying minutes, Paramjit scored off a through pass from Abuddin Syed to net the match-winner for EME.

Hockey tournament

Hyderabad Hockey Association will organise a One-day Open tournament for boys under-14 years on August 29 at Begumpet Police Stadium, the birth anniversary of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand and which is also celebrated as National Sports Day, according to P. Kantaiah, secretary of HHA. Interested teams may send their entries to the HHA office and spot entries are also accepted. For details contact Phone Nos. 2790 5190 or 98490 68869.

Inter-district tennikoit

Andhra Pradesh Tennikoit Association will organise the 26th senior inter-district championship for men and women at Amberpet Playground from September 7 to 9. Entries close by August 30 and should be sent to G. Laxman Goud, organising secretary, H.No. 2-2-306, Amberpet.

Judo selections

Hyderabad District Judo Association will organise selection trials for boys and girls in different weight categories on August 26 at Quli Qutub Shah Stadium. The teams to take part in the Junior inter-district meet in Warangal from September 7 to 10 will be picked during the above trials.

SAI scholarships

Sports Authority of India awarded 127 scholarships for year 2006-2007 in the State in various disciplines. The complete list is available with the Coordinator and details can be had on Phone No. 99493 09833, 98855 54452.

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