Coimbatore: Defending champion Tamil Nadu began its campaign by defeating Andhra Pradesh 25-14, 25-15 in its opening fixture of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation volleyball tournament here on Wednesday.

Earlier, Karnataka scored a 25-14, 25-14 win over Kerala.

Double for Sruti

At Puducherry, G. Sruthi (St. Patrick’s HSS) clinched the junior girls’ and women’s titles in the sixth State-ranking table tennis tournament.

The results (finals): Men: S. Ayyappan (CSP) bt P. Pradeep (Petit TT Club) 11-9, 11-8, 6-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9; Junior boys: Amber Bansal (Petit Seminaire HSS) Bt R. Vijayakrishnan (Petit Seminaire) 11-9, 7-11, 4-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 12-10; Sub-juniors: N. Sakthivel (Petit Seminaire) bt K. Lokesh (Petit Seminaire) 11-7, 7-11, 15-13, 10-12, 11-9; Cadets: V. Saravanan (St. Patrick’s HSS) bt V. Mugil (Petit Seminaire) 11-6, 11-8, 5-11, 11-8; Mini-cadets: V. Sudharshanan (Petit Seminaire) bt N. Akaash Kanna (Petit Seminaire) 13-15, 11-9, 11-5.

Women’s: G. Sruthi (St. Patrick’s HSS) bt M. Vinodhini (St. Patrick’s HSS) 11-4, 11-1, 11-2, 10-12, 9-11, 7-11, 11-7; Junior girls: G. Sruthi (St. Patrick’s HSS) bt M. Vinodhini (St. Patrick’s HSS) 11-8, 9-11, 13-11, 11-2, 11-9; Sub-juniors: Jenifer Jacquilene (Cluny HSS) bt Mary Josline (St. Patrick’s HSS) 11-7, 11-5, 11-2; Cadets: M. Rahila (Immaculate) bt M. Hanisha (Immaculate) 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 10-12, 11-9; Mini-cadets: K. Nivedhita (Cluny HSS) bt Oviya Kirubanandam (Cluny HSS) 12-10, 5-11, 11-7.

Haritha triumphs

At Tiruchi, Haritha Krishnan and Ramya won 800m gold in the u-19 and 17 sections respectively at the KVS regional-level athletic tournament for girls on Wednesday.

The results (winners only):

Under-19: 800m: Haritha Krishnan (KV, Pangode); 100m hurdles: R. Saranya (KV, INS, Dronacharya); 4x100m: KV Sulur; 4x400m: KV Sulur; Long jump: R. Rini Gladys (KV No.1, Madurai); High jump: R. Aparna (KV, IIT); Shot put: M. Bhooma (KV No.1 Tambaram).

Under-17: 800m: Ramya (KV, Ooty); 100m hurdles: Ankita Tomar (AFS, Sulur); 4x400m relay: KV Avadi; High jump: M. Nimna (KV, Meenambakkam); Javelin: Laya (KV, IIT).

Under-14: 600m: Emmemal (KV, Aravangadu); 80m hurdles: Keerthana (KV, Meenambakkam); Long jump: Dona Rani Sunny (KV, PT Cochin); Shot put: Shilpa Nair (KV, Pattam).

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