Karan Rajan defeated K Harish 21-12, 21-11 in the U-17 boys singles final of the Li-Ning Chennai District Badminton Championship, organised by Chennai District Badminton Association at the SDAT Nehru Indoor Stadium.
Results: U-10: Boys: Final: Siddhanth Gupta (Towers Club) bt Rithivik Sanjeevi (Towers Club)
21-9, 21-17; Semifinals: Siddhanth Gupta (Towers Club) bt Srinath (Alumni Club) 21-7, 21-4;
Rithivik Sanjeevi (Towers Club) bt Srikrishna (YMCA) 21-8, 21-4.
Doubles: Final: Siddhanth Gupta/Rithivik Sanjeevi (Towers Club) bt Srikrishna/Shashank (YMCA) 21-5, 21-9.
Girls: Final: Chandika (Alumni Club) bt Rajivi (Sterling) 21-16, 17-21, 21-17.
U-17: Boys: Final: Karan Rajan bt K Harish 21-12, 21-11. Semifinals: K Harish bt Vishal Upendra 24-22, 21-18; Karan Rajan bt Chandra Mouleeswar 21-7, 21-10.
Doubles: Final: Chandra Mouleeswar/Deepak Jesudoss bt Naresh/Karthikeyan 21-14, 21-13.
Semifinals: Chandra Mouleeswar/Deepak Jesudoss bt S Riyaz Ahmed/Anoop 21-8, 21-14; Naresh/Karthikeyan bt M.Udaya Suriya/D Vinoth 21-15, 21-18.
Girls: Final: Roshini bt S Shruthi 14-21, 21-17, 21-19. Semifinals: S Shruthi bt Vaishnavi Iyer 21-16, 21-17; Roshini bt Keerthana 21-9, 21-16.
U-19: Boys: Final: Vembarasan (ABS Club) bt S Godwin 21-11, 21-13. Semifinals: S Godwin bt Harish 21-17, 16-21, 21-18; Vembarasan (ABS Club) bt K Pramod 21-13, 21-15.
Doubles: Final: K Pramod/Harish (Friends club) bt Chandra Mouleeshwar/Deepak 20-22, 21-12, 21-9. Semifinals: K Pramod/Harish (Friends club) bt Vembarasan/Samraj Udayar 21-19, 21-19; Chandra Mouleeshwar/Deepak bt T Ashish/Dasrath 21-13, 21-10.
Girls: Final: Roshini bt Ramya Thulasi 21-14, 23-21.
Veteran Doubles: Final: S Takiya/Cherian (MRC) bt V Suresh/P Mohan (YMCA, Kilpauk) 21-17,
21-6. Semifinals: V Suresh/PS Mohan bt T Shankar/Vijay Karekar (Towers Club) 21-16, 21-18; Takiya/Cherian (MRC) bt Dhanasekar/Ganesh 21-11, 14-21, 21-11.
NSVV (Pattiveeranpatti) defeated American College HSS, Madurai 61-57 in the final league match of the Mahendran Memorial State-level Basketball Inter-schools tournament at the Nungambakkam playground.
K. Srivatsava, Chief Commissioner, Central Excise, presided and Mala Srivatsava, Chief Commissioner, Customs Department, gave away the prizes.
Special prizes were given to the following: Valuable player: Diwakar (NSVV); Promising Players: Aravind (AC HSS) and Jason (Union Christian School).
Results: NSVV 61 (Diwakar 17, Sudan 11, Jeevanandam 13) bt American College HSS (Madurai) 57 (Aravind 33, Rajesh Kumar 12, Anuganth 10). Third-place match: MCTM 65 (Kannan 27, Karthi 13, Madusudan 10) bt Sherwood Hall 60 (Nikhil 31, Nirmal 10).
CHENNAI TEAMS IN SEMIFINALS
Southern Railway will meet Integral Coach Factory while Indian Overseas Bank will take on Tamil Nadu Police (all from Chennai) in the semifinals of the 20th state-level hockey tournament for the Rajamani-Kanagamani Ammal Memorial Trophy.
In the quarterfinal played in Madurai on Thursday, Southern Railway looked in ominous form and routed Indian Bank 5-0. IB looked out of sorts and succumbed without a fight. In the other quarterfinals, ICF beat South Zone Police Madurai 2-1; IOB outplayed Income Tax, Chennai 6-0. Tamil Nadu Police got the better of Central Excise 2-1.