G. Sruta Kirti of Andhra Pradesh defeated Snehal. U. Mane of Maharahstra 6-2, 6-3 in the girls’ under-16 singles final of the National Series tennis tournament in Kavali (Nellore) on Saturday, according to information received here.

However, Sruta and her Statemate Teertha Iska Akshara lost in the doubles final to Snehal Mane and R. Sai Vanthika.

SBH moves up

State Bank of Hyderabad entered the quarterfinal of the A-Division one-day knock-out tournament with a 10-wicket win over Galaxy here.

The scores: Galaxy 136 (Indersekhar Reddy three for five) lost to SBH 139 for no loss (T. Suman 53 not out, Anirudh Singh 80 not out).

Chess tournament

Raghav’s Foundation will organise the inaugural international chess tournament here from February 7 to 10 with a total prize money of Rs. 2.20 lakhs, according to a press release here.

There will be special prizes in the age groups in the event to be held at Gachibowli Sundarayya Vignana Kendram.

All unrated players and those below ELO 2000 are eligible to compete.

For registrations and details contact V. Shyam Sundar, organising secretary, Ph: 098669 66904 or Deputy Arbiter Subba Raju Ph: 98667 02431.

AP State chess

West Godavari District Chess Association will organize State chess championship on February 2 and 3 at Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Auditorium (Tadepalligudem) with a prize money of Rs. 25,000, according to a press release here.

This is a selection event for National team championship for men and women which will be held in Hyderabad from February 20 to 26.

The top five men and women in the above event will represent Andhra Pradesh in the Nationals. Contact S.S. Chandrasekhar, Secretary, WGDCA, Ph: 94408 67370.

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