Coimbatore: Sathyabama and SRM universities from Chennai scored convincing wins and marched into the men’s basketball third round in the Karunya Evangeline Memorial South India level inter-collegiate sports tournament at the Karunya University courts here on Thursday.
Sathyabama did not sweat much on its way to a 64-20 win over Annamalai University (Coimbatore), while SRM scripted a 64-40 win over Arulandavar (Madurai).
Earlier, the meet was formally inaugurated by Parithi Ilamvazhuthi, Minister for Information and Public Relations, in the presence of Dr. Paul Dhinkaran, Founder Chancellor of Karunya University.
Men: Basketball: Sethu IT (Vir) bt PSN EC (Tvl) 51-18; Pavendar Bharathidasan (Try) bt SNMV CAS (Cbe) 35-49; SRM University bt Arulandavar (Mdu) 64-40; Sathyabama (Chn) bt Annamalai (Cbe) 64-20; Mar Ivanios (Ker) bt St. Xavier’s (Pal) 72-33.
Football: St. Xavier’s (Pal) 2 (Jagan, Jose) bt Sastra University (Tjr) 1 (Shanmugam); SNGC (Cbe) bt KGC Tech (Chn) 5-4 (via tie-breaker); SRM (Chn) bt Annamalai University 4-3 (via tie-breaker); Ramakrishna (Cbe) 1 (Prasanth) bt Sausrie EC (Erd) 0; American (Mdu) 1 (Maria Anthony) bt Bharathiar University (Cbe) 0; Sethu IT (Vir) bt MCC (Chn) 4-3 (via tiebreaker); PSG CAS (Cbe) bt Jeppiar (Chn) 5-3 (via tiebreaker); St. Joseph’s (Try) bt Zamorin’s (Ker) 5-4 (via tiebreaker).
Volleyball: Kongunadu CAS (Cbe) bt GAC (Cbe) 25-13, 25-7; Adithanar (Tiru) bt SSBN (AP) 25-18, 25-18; SRM (Chn) bt Vivekananda (Cbe) 25-8, 25-8; Kovai Kalaimagal (Cbe) bt Maharaja IT (Cbe) 25-11, 25-12; Pavender Bharathidasan (Tjr) bt CIET (Cbe) 25-18, 25-13.
Women: Basketball: Karunya University (Cbe) bt PSN EC (Tvl) 30-13; Vellalar (Erd) bt Avinashilingam (Cbe) 52-31; SRM (Chn) bt Sethu IT (Vir) 50-44. Volleyball: PKR Arts (Erd) bt TNAU (Cbe) 25-9, 25-0.
Loyola is champion
Loyola College (Chennai) maintained a clean slate in the league and emerged champion in the 33rd State-level inter-collegiate ball badminton tournament here on Thursday.
The results (league): St. Joseph’s (Tiruchi) 29-24, 29-21; Loyola College (Chennai) bt Sri Ramakrishna EC (Coimbatore) 29-24, 29-21; St. Joseph’s bt Sri Ramakrishna 29-9, 29-18; Loyola bt Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja 29-22, 29-13; Sree Saraswathi bt Sri Ramakrishna 24-29, 29-12, 29-0; Loyola bt St. Joseph’s 29-27, 29-24.