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Sridhar wins 65 years plus singles title

HYDERABAD: T. Sridhar of Andhra Pradesh defeated H.A. Nagaraja Rao of Karnataka 6-3, 6-2 in the 65 years & above category singles final of the Rs. 10 lakh prize money 14th GVK-AISTA seniors (veterans) national tennis tournament at SAAP Tennis Complex here on Sunday.

Mr. G. V. Krishna Reddy, chairman GVK Group of Industries, gave away the prizes. Mr. B. S. Krishna Reddy, president of AP Senior Players Tennis Association which organised the event, presided.

The results (all finals): 65 years & above: T. Sridhar (AP) bt H.A. Nagaraja Rao (Kar) 6-3, 6-2. 55 years & above: S. Settu (TN) bt V. Ram Mohan Rao (AP) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3. 45 years & above: S. Narendranath (AP) bt V. Shankar (Del) 6-0, 6-1.

Seshagiri triumphs

G.V. Seshagiri Rao, who tied with Sai Venkat with 5.5 points at the end of final round, was declared winner in the juniors’ category by virtue of tie-break in the 43rd Brilliant Trophy State open chess tournament here.

P. Praveen Prasad won the open category with 5.5 points while J.V. Saikiran and Satish were second and third respectively with five points each.

Final placings:

Boys: Under-14: 1. Sai Venkat, 2. G. Sai Kumar. Under-12: 1. Mudassir, 2. Aditya Addepalli. Under-10: 1. Pranav, 2. Siddarth. Under-8: 1. Avikshith, 2. K. Sasikiran. Under-6: 1. Vilok Gadwal, 2. N.K. Shreyas.

Girls (winners only): Under-14: Tapasya. Under-12: I. Mona. Under-10: C. Neha. Under-8: Laya. Under-6: Vathsalya.

Sub-junior athletics

Hyderabad district sub-junior athletics and cross-country championship will be held on December 20 at Gymkhana Grounds from 6. 30 a.m.

Competitions will be held for boys and girls in the age group of 10, 12 and 14 years in athletics and for men and women and boys and girls (18 to 20 years) in cross-country meet.

Spot entries are accepted and the participants should report at the venue with date of birth certificates to coaches A. Xavier and B.C. Bhaskar Reddy.

For details contact Phone Nos. 92465 29013 \ 99894 33671.

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