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Lop-sided matches are the order of the day

Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: One-sided encounters marked the second day of the Laabh Jewellers AITA championship series under-16 tournament being held at the Sadhashivangar Club here.

In the boys' under-16 singles the top seed Reshien Samuel, overcame a sluggish start to defeat K. Sachin 7-5, 6-2 and entered the quarterfinals.

Sharan Patil humbled Varun Gopal 6-4, 6-4.

In the girls' section, top-seeded C. Rajeshwari of Tamil Nadu breezed past Spruthi Prashanth 6-0, 6-0.

The results:

(pre-quarterfinals) (all from Karnataka unless specified):

Boys: Reshien Samuel bt K. Sachin 7-5, 6-2; V. Senthil Kumar bt Alankrith Goud 6-0, 6-0.

Viswanath Sawadi bt Nikhil Reddy 6-0, 6-3; Rohit Srinath bt Vikram Naidu 6-3, 6-2; R.Vigneshwaran (TN) bt S. Raghavendra 6-1, 6-4.

Vinod Gowda bt Gagan Singh 6-0, 6-0; Surjith Singh bt Hemanth Kumar 6-3, 7-6(4); Sharan Patil bt Varun Gopal 6-4, 6-4.

Girls: Shalaka bt Vidya Bharath 6-0, 6-0; A.K. Padmapriya bt Apoorva Deshpande 6-0, 6-0.

M. Sanjana Kumar (TN) bt Varsha Poojary 6-0, 6-0; M.P. Nitha bt Preethi Gokhale 6-3, 6-2; Preethi Ujjani bt L.S. Archana 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; C. Rajeshwari (TN) bt Spruthi Prashanth 6-0, 6-0; Soumya (AP) bt Surya Suresh 6-2, 6-2; Ravina Shetty bt Swathi 6-3, 6-2.

Honours even

The Indian XV and Asetz Refugees won a tie each in the three-match KRFU rugby-15 Series at the CMP grounds.

In the first match, Asetz Refugees, a team primarily comprising expats, defeated Indian XV 12-10.

Later Indian XV bounced back in the second encounter with a resounding 25-7 victory.

Fine display

A fine display by international Puneeth Krishnamurthy, who controlled the proceedings from the fly half, marked Indian XV's victory.

The final and deciding match will be played on May 19 at the same venue.

HP wins title

HP won the ANZ Charity Shield cricket tournament here on Sunday, with a seven-wicket victory over HSBC in the final.

HSBC scored 125 for nine in 20 overs and HP reached the target in 18.4 overs, losing only three wickets.

HP team received a cheque for Rs. 2.25 lakh on behalf of its chosen charity outfit, Diksha while HSBC's effort won the charity organisation, Freedom Foundation, Rs.75,000.

Gautham bats well

Gautham's unbeaten 76 guided Jayanagar CA to a seven-wicket victory over Kanara Blues CA in a Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah Memorial inter-academy tournament match here recently.

The scores:

Kanara Blues CA 171 for six in 25 overs (Arjun Gowda 50, S.M. Padukone 48) lost to Jayanagar CA 172 for three in 22.1 overs (Gautham 76 n.o.).

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