SPORT

Gutti stars in Karnatak's win

MADURAI: Five goals by Melli Gutti helped Karnatak, Dharwar, score an emphatic 7-2 win over Krishna Devaraya, Anantapur, to move into the third round of the South Zone inter-University men's hockey tournament at the Madura College ground here on Thursday.

The results: Second round: Karnatak 7 (Melli Gutti 5, Chappar Mai, Gokak) bt Krishna Devaraya 2 (Mohan, Mahesh).

First round:

Kerala 11 (Veeramani 5 (including hat-trick), Vinodh 2, Thomas M. John 2, Nitish, Vysak) bt Mysore 1 (Moun Monappa); Osmania 11 (Kushwant Singh 3, Saikumar 3, Saffiuddin 2, Kalyan 2, Saikiran) bt Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science, Chennai 1 (E. Elamaran); Sri Venkateswara, Tirupati 6 (Mil Souraj, Krishna Kumar 2, Gajendran, Krishna Kishore, Sairam Shavan) bt Manonmaniam Sundaranar 2 (Nagaraj, Franklin); Andhra, Visakhapatnam 4 (Ramakiran 2, Jitendra Kumar, Rajesh) bt Alagappa, Karaikudi 1 (R. Premkumar); Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Science 1 (A.R. Yashwant) bt Pondicherry 0; Periyar, Salem 4 (S. Mahendran 2, L. Surendran, N. Manikanda Prabu) bt Kuvempu, Karnataka 1 (Tippeswamy); Kakathiya, Warrangal w/o University of Agriculture, Bangalore; Bharathiar w/o Manipal; Anna University w/o NIT, Mangalore.