Likitha advances in ITF qualifier

Published: 14th April 2013 10:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2013 10:13 AM   |  A+A-

Likitha Shetty edged out compatriot Nupur Umashankar 7-6 (4), 6-1 and advanced to the second qualifying round of the Chennai ITF Women’s Tennis Championship.

Likitha was stretched in the opening set, which she claimed in the tiebreaker. Thereafter she took full control and won the second set 6-1.

Results (women’s singles qualifying): Ann-Christin Nilsson (GER) bt Krishnali Bhonsle (IND) 6-1, 6-0, Ashmitha Easwaramurthi (IND) bt  Sharmila A Kumar (IND) 6-1, 6-0, L Shetty (IND) Bt Nupur Umashankar (IND) 7-6(4), 6-1.

Chennai Women Hammer Madurai

Defending champs Chennai thrashed Madurai 15–2, 15-0 in the girls section of the 11th Junior State Throwball Championship at Velammal Vidyalaya. Thiruvallur, Karur and Kanchipuram also notched up facile wins.

Panchabikeshan, IPS, inspector general of police (retd) and R Gayathari, international volleyball player, were the chief guests, and they inaugurated the championship in the presence of T Bala Vinayakam, general secretary of Tamil Nadu  Throwball Association.

Stay up to date on all the latest Sport news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp