Top-seeded Sai Dedeepya defeated S.K. Rahena 9-3 in the girls’ singles pre-quarterfinals of the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament for boys and girls (under-14) here on Tuesday.

The results (pre-quarterfinals):

Boys: S. Durga Himakesh bt K. Tarun 9-1; Gaurav Kurva bt K. Ashish Anand 9-6; C. Abhinav Reddy bt Ajay Kallepalli 9-6; Menga Rohit bt Gautham Akash 9-5; M. Theertha Shashank bt K. Aditya 9-6; B. Ritwik Chowdary bt B. Srikar Reddy 9-2; A.K. Venkat Anikait bt A. Vamshi Krishna 9-7; G. Sai Kartik Reddy bt Prateek Mohan 9-6.

Girls: A. Dharana Mudaliar bt Bipasha Mehn 9-0; Sri Sai Shivani bt Tulasi Korwar 9-0; C. Sravya Shivani bt Mishgan Omer 9-7; K.N.V.G.L. Aishwarya bt T. Nidhi 9-3; S. Rachana Reddy bt Manna Vishwanth 9-5; Sai Dedeepya bt S.K. Rahena 9-3; P. Shivanuja bt K. Sreya 9-0.

Hockey tournament

The Sri Guru Gobind Singhji invitation hockey tournament will be held at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Stadium in Karimnagar from April 28 to 30. For details, contact S. Inderpal Singh (99636 31616) or S. Kalyani Singh (99893 11493).

Shakti Matdoor

posts win

Shakti Matdoor scored a four-wicket win over Convergys in the inaugural match of the third Hyundai Corporate Cup cricket tournament here.

The scores: Convergys 156 for nine (Vinay 53, Aditya 45, Nagraj three for 27, K.Y.N. Murthy three for 28) lost to Shakti Matdoor 160 for six (Raju 57, K.Y.N. Murthy 41, Vinay three for 12).

Times of India 85 lost to Vitamin E 89 for eight (Shiva three for 20).

Yadav passes away

Former national kabaddi player M. Srisailam Yadav passed away here on Monday. He was 42.

Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India general secretary K. Jagdishwar Yadav and president of Hyderabad Kabaddi Association Kasani Gyaneshwar Mudiraj expressed their condolences to the bereaved family members.

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