SPORT

Karthikeyan, Shruke have it easy

COIMBATORE, JULY 24. Favourites S. Karthikeyan of Subbiah Matriculation, Tirupur, and Shruke of Avinashilingam scored easy wins against their respective opponents in the opening round of the Rotary International Centenary celebrations Roto Chess' tournament at the Gujarai Samaj Bhavan here today.

Karthikeyan defeated Kankeyan Saravanakumar of Jaycee HSS while Shruke beat Sindhuja of GRD Matric.

Important Results (Round 1, Boys, U-8): R. Ganesh (Carmel Garden bt Sanjay of Suguna Pips. Hari Pragadish (BVB) bt Vignesh (Bharathi Matric). U-10: Siddharth S. (G.D. Matric) bt Harish K (Century Foundation, Tirupur), Ashwin Murugesh (Century Foundation) bt Nakul (Vivekalaya). U-12: V. Sethuram (SBOA) bt Jayasurya (Century Foundation).

U-15: S. Karthikeyan (Subbiah Matric, Tirupur) bt Kankeyan Saravanakumar (Jaycee HSS). S. Ramesh (Carmel Garden) bt Karthikeyan B (Lisieux).

Girls (U-8): Abhinaya Swathi (Avila) bt Namratha Shivani (G.D. Matric), Samyuktha Devi (BVB) bt A. Arul Roja (Prema Nursery, Tirupur).

U-10: Devi Dharshini (Century Foundation) bt Vineetha (St. Francis AIHSS), E. Dharshini (St. Joseph's) bt Swetha (Century Foundation).

U-12: K. Shruthi (Jaycee HSS) bt Mangala Gowri (Century Foundation), Sudha Shankari (Avila) bt Kamatchi Keerthana (G.D. Matric). U-15: S. Srinidhi (Kendriya Vidyalaya bt Dhamam Beevi (Century Foundation), Shruke (Avinashilingam) bt Sindhuja (GRD Matric).

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