S Lokeshwar’s unbeaten 100 helped City I post 241 for seven against City III in the TNCA Round Robin Under-16 tournament at Marina grounds. In reply, City III were six for no loss.
Brief scores: At VB Nest: City IV 285/7 (Ryan Jebaraj 65, K Sivakumar 65, P Ajith Kumar 57) vs City II.
At Marina: City I 241/7 (S Lokeshwar 100 n.o, Aniroudh Baskaran 71, S Ajith Ram 3/47, AS Abdul Jabbar 3/55) vs City III 6/0.
St Joseph’s Qualify
St Joseph’s Institute of Technology men qualified for the league phase by defeating Bharath University 43-34 in a third round match of the 15th All India inter-collegiate basketball tournament, organised by Sree Raghavendra Basketball Club.
Results: Round 3: Women: Jeppiaar Institute of Technology 57 bt Chettinad 19; MOP Vaishnava 48 bt Santhome 11; St Joseph’s College of Engineering 40 bt Women Christian College 35; SBM Jain University 69 bt Vidyodaya 61.
Men: St Joseph’s Institute of Technology 43 bt Bharath University 34; Jeppiaar Institute of Technology 67 bt Hindustan University 39. Rd 2: Hindustan Arts & Science 71 bt Loyola College 59; Jeppiaar Institute of Technology 74 bt Madras Christian College 64; St Joseph’s College of Engineering 60 bt Tamil Nadu Sports University 38.
Arthi in Final
Arthi of Ethiraj College defeated Shruthi Narayani of Loyola College of Engg 6-4, 6-0 in the semifinals of the Chairman’s Trophy organised by DG Vaishnav College.
Results: Semifinals: Women: Arthi (Ethiraj) bt Shruthi Narayani (Loyola Engg) 6-4, 6-0; Sai Samitha (MOP) bt Nithyaraj (MOP) 6-1, 6-2.
Men: Harish Ramakrishana (Loyola) bt S Siddarth Reddy (DG Vaishnav) 6-2, 6-4; Elvyn Antony (SRM) bt Rithivik Anand (SRM) w/o.
MCC in Quarters
Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School defeated Don Bosco MHSS Wisdom Town 5-0 and entered the quarterfinals of the Fr Mohanraj Memorial Trophy inter-school football tournament. In another match, Don Bosco HSS Perambur beat St Joseph A I HSS 9-0.
National Jr Tennis
The cream of junior tennis talent in the country will be seen in action in the Adidas-MCC National Junior U-18 and National Sub-junior Under-14 clay court tennis championships to be held at MCC, TTT, and various other courts in the city. The qualifying rounds start on August 10 and the tournament will go on till August 24.
Shaikh Abdullah (AP), Suraj R Prabodh (KA), Sahil Deshmukh (MH) and Neeraj Elangovan (TN) are some of the promising players in the U-18 boys’ category. Simran Kaur Sethi (DL), Vanshika Sawhney (DL) and Vasanti P Shinde (MH) are the ones to watch out for in the girls’ U-18 segment.
Course For Coaches
The AITA Level III tennis coaches’ course conducted at the SDAT Tennis Stadium concluded on Thursday. Out of the 29 participants, 21 were from the districts. Suresh Kumar and Sunil Yajaman, the ITF Level 2 tutors, were satisfied at the response of the participants.