CHENNAI: Indian Bank and GKM Club won the titles in the men’s and women’s sections respectively in the Vulture Volleyball Club’s State-level floodlit tournament which concluded here on Sunday.
In the final, Indian Bank defeated ICF 25-14, 25-19, 25-17 while GKM beat St Joseph’s College of Engineering 26-24, 17-25, 29-27. The men’s winner received Rs. 50,000 as cash award while the women’s winner picked Rs. 25,000.
S. Ramasundaram, Chairman, TTTCO, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Commissioner of Income Tax, and Ravi, Jt Commissioner of Police (North Chennai), jointly distributed the prizes.
For third place: Men: Southern Railway bt Panimalar Engineering College 25-20, 15-25, 25-15, 25-17.
Women: Sivanthi Club bt SRM University 13-25, 25-22, 26-24.
United India triumphs
United India Insurance defeated Larsen and Tourbro ‘A’ 3-0 in the final of the Adclub-Margo annual table tennis tournament held on Sunday. The United India Insurance team comprised of S.A. Sudhakar, K. Ganesan, T. Devarajan while L and T was represented by Johan, N. Santhanagopalan and V. Sundaresan.
P. Subramanian, Secretary, Advertising Club, gave away the prizes.
The results (final): United India Insurance bt L & T 3-0 (S.A. Sudhakar bt Johan 11-5, 11-7, 11-4; T. Devaraj bt Santhanagopalan 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-7; K. Ganesan and S.A. Sudhakar bt Santhanagopalan and V. Sundaresan 9-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-5, 11-5).
Swimmer J. Agnishwar was felicitated on Monday, at a meeting organised by the SDAT. The Tamil Nadu swimmer had recently won the 50m breaststroke gold in the fifth Asian age-group championships at Jakarta.
“He is the first swimmer from Tamil Nadu to achieve this feat,” said SDAT Member-Secretary Atulya Misra, at the meeting. Agnishwar is part of the SDAT’s Champion Development Scheme, and trains under Pradeep Kumar in Bangalore. He also underwent training at Longhorn Aquatics, in Texas.
“I will be focusing on the South Asian Swimming event in Pakistan now. The competition will be hard,” said Agnishwar on his future events.
Palani scores win
C. Palani (TNSC) edged R. Saravanan (TNBSA) 2-1 in a snooker match on Monday in the ongoing MUC non-medallist tournament.
The results: C. Palani (TNSC) bt R. Saravanan (TNBSA) 47-24, 18-59, 74-51; Rajkumar (TNSC) bt Nandakumar (Q Tricks) 62-7, 61-21; Naveen Babu (IRi/Ajj) bt Lalith (M2000) 48-49, 75-32, 55-33; Nikil Bhora (MRC) bt Rakesh (M2000) 66-32, 47-36; Lokesh (PS) bt Madan (SS) 52-50, 71-47; Chandru (BP) bt P. Ramesh Babu (CAMS) 45-31, 57-51; Charles (SS) bt Raghuram (SS) 47-35, 52-18; Vishal (TNBSA) bt Vinod Kumar (CB) 53-16, 66-33; Jaikishan (MBC) bt Chandru (BP) 53-7, 50-5.
Sathyabama wins title
Sathyabama University defeated Jeppiar Engineering College 59-46 in the final of the Cunnan memorial state-level inter-collegiate basketball tournament for men organised at the DRBCCC Hindu College, Pattabiram.
Pratibha S. Sekhar, former Indian captain, gave away the prizes. Prof N. Rajendra Naidu, Principal, DRBCC Hindu College, presided.
The results (final): Sathyabama 59 (Jerald P. Titus 17, Milton 15, Shinumon Augustine 14) bt Jeppiar 46 (Umesh Krishnan 11); Third place: MCC bt Nazareth College 44-37.
Ajay, Malavigha win
Ajay Srikanth and V. Malavigha emerged winners in the under-16 boys and girls’ sections respectively in the Kilpauk Chess Centre state-level children’s tournament held recently.
The final standings: Boys: U-16: 1. Ajay Srikanth 2. Sumit Kunarsha 3. Ashwin U. Raman; U-12: 1. G. Akash (Jawahar Vidyalaya), 2. Neil Franclin (Chettinad Vidyashram), 3. M. Swaroop (Chettinad Vidyashram); U-10: 1. L. Barath (Velammal), 2. G. K. Monisha, 3. V. Anirudh Sridharan; U-8: 1. Sai Vishvesh (National public), 2. M. Karthikeyan (Vivekananda) 3. P. Hasanth (Suguna Pips).
Girls: U-16: 1. V. Malavigha , 2. A. Akshaya, 3. G. Amirthavalli; U-12: 1. Uma Bharathi (JGGVV), 2. R. Dharani Sree (Chettinad), 3. G. Sushmitha (Jawahar); U-10: Aarthi (G.K. Shetty Vivekananda), 2. Nivedhita (Good Earth), 3. C.R. Aasha (MNC Vivekananda); U-8: 1. S. Samantha, 2. C.R. Varsha, 3. K. Nagadhrithi.
Pavan scalps five
U. Pavan took five for 20 as City II was dismissed in its first innings for 95 in the TNCA u-15 round robin league match at SPIC-YMCA on Monday. At the end of the first day’s play, City II was 87 for one in 45 overs, with K. Bharatshankar unbeaten on 44.
City II 95 in 50.5 overs (U. Pavan five for 20) vs. City I 87 for one in 45 overs (K. Bharathshankar 44 n.o.).
City III 157 in 64.1 overs (Abishek Mehra 46) vs. City IV 39 for one in 35 overs.
Those boys born on or after September 1, 1994 can register their names with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association office on or before September 8 (6 p.m.) for being considered for selection of city round robin under-13 teams.
The net selection will be held from September 11 to 13. Registration forms can be had from the office from September 4 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.