Third seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan of India scored a facile 6-0, 6-2 win over Giulio Torroni (ITA) to lead a contingent of five Indians into the quarterfinals of the MCC-SR Subramaniam Memorial ITF Mens Futures being played at the TNTA Courts, at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium.
Tak Khunn Wang of France stroked, served and returned fluently to upset the 2nd seed Sriram Balaji 6-2, 7-6 (3). Sriram was outplayed in the first set and did fight back in the second, but Wang kept his cool to win the tiebreak comfortably 7-3. In another long match that lasted 2.45 hours, Thales Turini of Brazil (4) outlasted Moraing of Germany.
V Crivoi (ROU) bt L Urrutia Fuentes (CHI) 6-2, 6-1; E Antony (IND) bt V Shokeen (IND) 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2; T Turini (BRA) bt Mats Moraing (GER) 7-5, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (8); R Virali-Murugesan (IND) bt Mohd Assri Merzuki (MAS) 6-4, 6-2; N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) bt S Rawat (IND) 6-2, 6-4; J Nedunchezhiyan (IND) bt G Torroni (ITA) 6-0, 6-2; V Malik (IND) bt T Schonenberg (GER) 6-4, 6-1; Tak Khunn Wang (FRA) bt N Sriram Balaji (IND) 6-2, 7-6 (3).
M Revathi’s 47 helped Hyderabad beat Karnataka by six wickets in the fourth round of the BCCI Senior Women T20 (South Zone) cricket tournament.
Brief scores: At Murugappa:
Karnataka 99 for 6 in 20 overs (Karuna Jain 25 no, Akanksha Kohli 20, S Nath 2/14) lost to Hyderabad 100 for 4 in 18.5 overs (M Revathi 47, S Naidu 31 no); Points: Hyderabad 4 (12); Karnataka 0 (8); At SRMC: Tamil Nadu 75 for 8 in 20 overs (MD Thirushkamini 27, P Anusha 23, S Asha 3/15) lost to Kerala 76 for 4 in 17.3 overs (P Rakhi 35); Points: Kerala 4 (12); Tamil Nadu 0 (12); Andhra 147 for three in 20 overs (S Monika Sai 66 no, V Sneha Deepthi 54, R Chavan 2/36) bt Goa 104 for 6 in 20 overs (R Rawal 50 no, S Divkar 29, SU Salma Banu 3/18, S Meghana 2/12); Points: Andhra 4 (4); Goa 0 (0).
About 500 players including the likes of Grand Masters S Arun Prasad, MR Venkatesh, Deepan Chakravarthy, Sundarajan Kidambi, and SP Sethuraman, International Masters P Karthikeyan, C Praveen Kumar and Ramnath Bhuvanesh will be seen in action in the `2 lakhs prize money Lightning Chess tournament organised by TN Chess Association as part of the 65th Birthday celebrations of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
The one-day event will be held on March 3 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Multi-Purpose Indoor Stadium, Periamet.