Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat defeated Punjab University 2-0 to enter the final of women's event in the all-India inter-zone inter-university badminton tournament, being conducted by the NTR University of Health Sciences in Vijayawada on Wednesday.
Women: semifinals: V.N. South Gujarat bt Punjab University 2-0 (Vaishali Baria bt Jyothi 21-11, 21-14; Vaishali and Priyana bt Purnica and Gauri 21-11, 22-20).
Quarterfinals: VNSGU bt Jamia Millia Islamia 2-1; Punjab bt Calcutta 2-0; Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam bt M.S. University, Baroda 2-0; Delhi bt Pune 2-0.
Men: quarterfinals: Calicut bt GNDU, Amritsar 3-2; Calcutta bt Delhi 3-2; Osmania bt A.M.U., Aligarh 3-2; Punjab bt Bangalore 3-0.
First day matches: Men: Calicut bt North Bengal 3-0; GNDU bt University of Rajashtan 3-0; Delhi bt Devi Ahilya University 3-0; Calcutta bt JNTU-Hyderabad 3-0; ANU, Aligarh bt MSU, Udaipur 3-0; Osmania bt Bihar University 3-0; Punjab w/o University of Bombay.
Women: VNSGU bt VBSP University 2-0, Jamia Millia Islamia bt Acharya Nagarjuna University 2-0, Punjab bt VTU, Belgaum 2-1, Calcutta bt LNUPE, Gwalior 2-0, Mahatma Gandhi University w/o GNDU; MS University bt Manipur University 2-0, Pune University bt DDU, Gorakhpur 2-0, Delhi bt Calicut 2-0 .
D. Chandrasekhar of Mrs. A.V.N. College beat B. Jeevan Kumar of M.S.N. Degree College, Kakinada in the bantam weight category first round bout in the Andhra University inter-college boxing tournament here on Wednesday.
The results: bantamweight: D. Chandrashekar (Mrs. AVN) bt B. Jeevan Kumar (M.S.N. Degree); J. Srinu (Dr. L.B.) bt B. Vinodh (Gayatri Vidya Parishad); C. Sravan Kumar (BVK) bt R. Santhosh Kumar (Mrs. AVN); E. Mahesh (PRISM) bt I. Raju (Dr. VS Krishna).
Featherweight: S.S. Prabhakar (Dr.LBC) bt S. Ganesh (MSN); P. Venkata Ramana (Aditya Degree) bt C. Venkata Santosh (BVK) . — Special Correspondent