Varun upsets Jagmeet
Unseeded Varun Nair upset third seed Jagmeet Singh 9-7 in the boys under-18 singles pre-quarterfinals of the TTC-AITA junior ranking tennis tournament at the TTC courts here on Wednesday.
However, the progress of other seeds was orderly on the rain-hit day which saw rescheduling of several matches. Top seed Jeffy Jacob moved into the quarterfinals with an easy 9-3 win over N. Rehan Kumar while second seed Vignesh Subramanium also had it easy against Devanand Mohan.
In the girls’ section, Sneha Susan Mathew moved into the quarterfinals with a 9-1 win over Lisa Netto.
The results: Pre-quarterfinals: Boys: U-18: Jeffy Jacob bt N. Rehan Kumar 9-3; N. Manaz bt Sharan Raj 6-1 (conceded); Varun Nair bt Jagmeet Singh 9-7; Ajinkay Bacchau bt Karan Thinnd 9-2; J. Vimal Raj bt Thejas Shevde 9-2; Vignesh Subramanium bt Devanand Mohan 9-2. U-16: Jithin George bt K.S. Dasrath 8-1; Tadagat Chadramath bt Aditya Rao 8-3; S. Aaakkash bt Ram Narayan 8-3; Rehan Kumar bt Karan Thind 8-4; Adithya Muthu Senthil Kumar bt Mohammed Sidhan 8-4; N. Manaz bt K.S. Vimal Raj 8-0.
Girls: U-18: Begum Yasmine bt Zeira Susan Mathews 9-0; Sansriti Ranjan bt G. Neethu 9-1; Gopkia Madhu bt Neha Sara John 9-0; Sneha Susan Thomas bt Lisa Netto 9-1; S. Ilakya bt Gayathri Shankar 9-0.
Rain plays havoc
Heavy rain washed out the day’s matches in the TTC-AITA national junior ranking tennis tournament at the TTC courts at Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. The organisers said, weather permitting, the tournament will resume on Thursday.
The State senior inter-district volleyball championship will be held in Kollam from December 1 to 8. Kasargode will host the State junior championship from December 26 to 29 and the State inter-club event from January 12 to 19 while Ernakulam will the venue for the youth State from December 21 to 25. Pathanamthitta will host the State mini meet from October 11 to 14 while the State sub-junior event will be held from November 8 to 10 but the venue has not been finalised. The State beach volleyball championship will be held in Malappuram on February 8 and 9.