Kaushik stuns Manoj

Kaushik Das made his qualification into the main draw count as he accounted for fourth seed Madhavan Manoj 8-3 and advanced in the boys’ under-12 event of the KTPPA-AITA Talent series tennis tournament at the Mahila Seva Samaj courts in Bangalore on Tuesday.

Top seed Kavin S. Kumar made short work of Shreyas 8-1 in another match.

In the girls’ under-12 section, top seed Paarvi Patel eased past Manasa 8-1.

The under-10 quarterfinals will be played on Wednesday.

The results (first round, best-of-15): Boys: Under-12: Kavin S. Kumar bt Shreyas 8-1; V.M. Sandip bt Akshat Gupta 8-3; Siddarth Sunil bt Shrey J. Pate 8-6 ; P.M. Prasanna bt Sriram Das 8-6; Karthikeyan Ravi bt Hardik 8-2; Ayushman bt Krishna Priyan 8-3; Anmayi bt Leston 8-4; Aditya Ram Raj bt A. Bhuvan 8-0; Vishwas bt Akansh 8-3; Vishal Gautham bt Rishikesh 8-3; Kaushik Das bt Madhavan Manoj 8-3; Srinivas Kannan bt Dandi Gunta 8-3; Harshil b Sahil 8-4.

Girls: Under-12: Paarvi Patel bt Manasa 8-1; S. Viveha bt Ishani Rai 8-3; Dummodri bt Madhura 8-3; Reshma Maruri bt Kushi Santosh 8-0; Nikita bt Shika 8-2; Srinidhi bt Aditi 8-1; Joshika Premkumar bt Sri Vaishnavi 8-1; Suhita Maruri bt Nysha 8-4; Anagha Ramesh bt Rachita 8-4; Akansha bt Bhavyukta 8-7(8); Bala Gayatri bt Sanskiriti 8-6; Sharon Williams bt P.M. Nikita 8-1; P. Mridula bt M. Shivani 8-2; S.B. Apoorva bt Alrida Mariyam 8-1; Chandrika Joshi bt Aashi 8-2; Sirman bt Vanshita 8-5.

Table tennis tournament

The 45th State-ranking table tennis tournament conducted by Canara Union under the auspices of Karnataka Table Tennis Association, from (KTTA) will be held at the Prakash courts, Canara Union, Malleswaram from July 4 to July 7.

Events will be held for cadet, sub-junior, junior, youth (boys and girls), women’s singles, men’s singles and doubles, NMS, and veteran’s singles. Entries should be sent to Chief Referee K. Ramaswamy by e-mail: kramaswamy30@gmail.com or by SMS to 9483960782 on or before 6 p.m. on June 30.

Basketball Championship

Thirty six teams will compete in the State ‘C’ division men’s basketball league championship for the Sri S. Rangarajan Memorial Trophy, conducted by the Karnataka State Basketball Association. The championship, which commences on June 20 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium courts in Bangalore, will be played on a league-cum-knockout basis.

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