Likitha Shetty advanced to the second round of qualifying in the Chennai ITF women’s tennis championship with a 7-6(4), 6-1 victory over Nupur Umashankar here at Madras Gymkhana Club on Saturday.

Other results (qualifying): First round: Ann-Christin Nilsson (Ger) bt Krishnali Bhonsle (Ind) 6-1, 6-0; Ashmitha Easwaramurthi (Ind) bt Sharmila Ashok Kumar (Ind) 6-1, 6-0.

Win for Sports Hostel

Sports Hostel defeated ICF 72-64 in a men’s match of the JIT-CDBA basketball league championship being held here.

The results: Men: Sports Hostel 72 (Padma Prakash 28, Kasirajan 23) bt ICF 64 (Tony 15, Thangavel 20, Sreenivasan 17); Customs RC 46 (Puviarasan 25) bt Cognizant 42 (Aneez 10, Shreyas 22).

Platinum CC triumphs

Chandru missed a century (95 n.o.), but helped Platinum CC to a grand win over FSE in the final of the SSCA champions league T20 tournament held here.

The scores (final) : Platinum CC 180 for three in 20 overs (Chandru 95 n.o., Hari Rajan 33 n.o.) bt FSE 131 in 16.2 overs (Madan 39, E. Prabhaker three for 21, Naresh three for 16).

Vignesh’s hits ton

Vignesh’s unbeaten century enabled St. Patrick’s beat Velammal Vidyashram by 157 runs in the TVIS inter-school U-16 cricket tournament here on Saturday.

The scores : GK Jain 70 in 17.5 overs lost to Velammal International School 72 for two in 9.1 overs (Abishek 49 n.o.). St. Patrick’s 212 for three in 20 overs (Vignesh 100 n.o., Rajasekar 38) bt Velammal Vidyashram 55 in 16.5 overs (Ramuzraja three for eight). Jaya Jaya Sankara 102 in 18.4 overs (Mohit three for 21, Chinmaya three for 18) lost to Chinmaya Vidyalaya 103 for eight in 19.4 overs (Ashwin 32). Jawahar Vidyalaya 133 for four in 20 overs (S. Chiranjeevi 57) lost to City Star 134 for seven in 18.5 overs (Surya Prakash 25, Anmol 29, S. Chiranjeevi three for 30).

Cricket tourney

Swastik Cricket Promoters will conduct tournaments for different age groups (seniors, U-19, U-16, U-14 & U-12) from April 25 to June 2 at Gojan Engineering College, Red Hills. For details, contact Sadagopan Sathish Kumar at 9841296056.

Meanwhile, Inside Edge Sportainment (P) Ltd is offering free cricket coaching for talented players during its summer camp from April 15 to May 30.

Those (boys) in the age group of 8-14 years will be selected and guided by M. Sanjay, former Ranji Trophy cricketer. For details, contact 89391 36707.

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