Manu Joseph’s brilliance helped Southern Railway beat Indian Youth Team 25-21, 25-17, 25-16 in the league match of the SAIL-Panimalar P John Memorial all India volleyball tournament, at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium here on Tuesday. In another match, Panimalar overcame Indian Junior Team in four sets.
In the women’s section, Southern Railway beat Dr Sivanthi in straight sets.
Results: Men: Panimalar bt Indian Junior Team 15-25, 25-19. 26-24, 25-16. Best Players: Panimalar: Prabakaran, Logeshwaran (attackers); Indian Junior team: Sohan; Southern Railway bt Indian Youth Team 25-21, 25-17, 25-16. Best Players: Southern Railway: Manu Joseph (Attacker); Indian Youth Team: Prashanth (Setter).
Women: Southern Railway bt Dr Sivanthi 25-12, 25-14, 25-16; KSEB bt Indian Junior Team 25-23, 25-18, 25-19.
Unbeaten century by S Srinivasan (112 n.o. 84b, 14x4, 2x6) was the feature of Harrington Cricket Academy’s 64-run win over Sacred Heart Cricket Academy in the Harrington Cricket AcademyU-14 T20 cricket tournament at Nellai Nadar School grounds.
Brief scores: Harrington Cricket Academy 175 for 2 in 20 overs (S Srinivasan 112 n.o.) bt Sacred Heart Cricket Academy 111 in 18.2 overs (S Srinivasan 3-12).
Good Response For Enticer Triathlon
About 12 children took part in the Chennai Enticer Triathlon (mini version of triathlon) organised byParvin Shekar and Ramanujar. The event wchich is basically for beginners where one has to swim 300 metres, cycle for 20 kilometres and run 3 kilometres in sequence.
The children began the competition at SDAT Velacherry Swimming Complex and followed it up by cycling through OMR and reached Boat Club Road where all the three sequences were done in 90 minutes.
J Ishwarya and M Hrithik clinched the top honours in the Jr NBA/Jr WNBA Skills Challenge event. Ishwarya edged her schoolmate, S Sneha from St Joseph’s Anglo Indian HSS to finish with the best timing among girls. Hrithik of Chettinad Vidyashram emerged the winner among boys. A total of five boys and girls were selected to represent Chennai in the final leg at New Delhi, which will take place on July 14.
Girls: 1. J Ishwarya (St Joseph’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School), 2. S Sneha (St. Joseph’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School), 3. N Anagha (Appaiah Basketball Club), 4. R Varsha (ChettinadVidyashram), 5. J Fathima (St. Raphael’s Higher Secondary School). Boys: 1. M Hrithik (Chettinad Vidyashram), 2. S Chaitanya (Appaiah Basketball Club), 3. M Ameen Basha (Don Bosco Perambur), 4. T Pratap (Velammal Higher Secondary School), 5. G Bala Sai Arun (Don Bosco Perambur).
Double For Swathi
Top seed Swathi Suresh defeated Chandini Murali 6-2, 7-5 in the U-14 girls final at the Head-Singaram Pillai junior tennis tournament. Seventh seed Siddarth Arya upset top seed RS Mohit 6-4, 6-4 to lift the U-14 boys title. Swathi also won the U-12 girls title with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over S Sharon. Ojes Htejo bagged the U-12 boys title, defeating Adithya Muthu Senthil 6-2, 6-0.