COIMBATORE: Huzefa M. Patel stroked a fluent 81 (68b, 16x4) as host Coimbatore defeated Puducherry by 164 runs and entered the semifinals of the TNCA senior inter-district cricket tournament, for the S.S. Rajan Trophy, at the SNR Sons College grounds here on Friday.
Huzefa’s innings helped his team post 282 for nine in 50 overs. The Puducherry batsmen failed to get going and folded up for 118 in 22.2 overs. Left-arm fast bowler Venkatesh (four for 47) and Sunil Sam (three for 21) struck telling blows for Coimbatore.
The scores (quarterfinals): Coimbatore 282 for nine in 50 overs (Huzefa M. Patel 81, R. Sundaramoorthy 33, S. Saravanan 66 n.o, S. Thyagu four for 37) bt Puducherry 118 in 22.2 overs (R. Indramohan 43, R. Venkatesh four for 47, Sunil Sam three for 21).
SKCAS wins again
Sri Krishna College of Arts and Science, a bunch of experienced players from the reputed Kovai Volleyball Academy, scored its second straight win, defeating a fighting D.B. Jain College (Chennai) 25-20, 20-25, 25-17, 18-25, 15-11 in a crucial league encounter of the 34th State level inter-collegiate floodlit volleyball tournament, for the PSG Trophy, at the PSG College of Arts and Science (PSG CAS) courts on Friday.
The host, however, did not take much time in dispatching Dr. NGP College of Arts and Science 25-19, 26-24, 25-16.
The results: League: Sri Krishna CAS (Cbe) bt D.B. Jain College (Chn) 25-20, 20-25, 25-17, 18-25, 15-11; PSG CAS (Cbe) bt Dr. NGP CAS (Cbe) 25-19, 26-24, 25-16.
Panimalar EC triumphs
At Dharmapuri, Panimalar Engg. College (Chennai) scored a facile 25-17, 25-12 win over Eswari College of Engg. (Chennai) to clinch the women’s volleyball title in the Tamil Nadu Inter Engineering sports meet at the Jayam Engineering College courts on Friday.
Earlier, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering (Chennai) scored a hard-fought 25-17, 26-24 win over SRM University (Chennai) to take the third spot.
The results: Final: Panimalar EC (Chn) bt Eswari EC 25-17, 25-12; Third place: St. Joseph’s EC (Chn) bt SRM University (Chn) 25-17, 26-24.
Semifinals: Panimalar EC bt St. Joseph’s 25-20, 25-17; Eswari bt SRM 25-17, 25-19.
Final standings: 1. Panimalar, 2. Eswari, 3. St. Joseph’s, 4. SRM University.
Jamal Mohammed posts win
Host Jamal Mohammed College defeated Arul Anandar College 60-35 in a league fixture of the 12th inter-collegiate basketball tournament for the Krishnaswami Naidu Memorial Trophy in Tiruchi on Friday.
The results (League): Jamal Mohammed College 60 (Jithesh 23) bt Arul Anandar 35 (Selvam 10); Bishop Heber 66 (Welgin Joseph 21, Mahesh Raja 13) bt SKR EC 60 (Sathish Kumar 27, Ramesh 10); Adhiyaman EC 49 (Raja Prabhu 14, Anantharaj 10) bt Arulanandar 33 (Arumugam 10, Venkatesh 10); Bishop Heber 69 (Mahesh Raja 23) bt VOC 59 (Rajesh 21, Mari Selvam 14).
Kunal wins title
M. Kunal, with seven points from as many rounds, won the open title at the District-level chess tournament, conducted by Aaron Chess Academy, here.
Open: 1. M. Kunal (7), 2. T.K.S. Arjun (5.5), 3. Muralidharan (5.5).
Boys U-13: 1. R. Arjun (5), 2. T. Ramkumar (5), 3. S. Ramesh (5).
Under-11: 1. P.L. Subramanian (7), 2. M. Vivekanathan (6), 3. S. Mohith Akash (5.5).