South Central Railway wins title

South Central Railway (SCR) won the Shastri Soccer Club golden jubilee invitation football tournament for seniors, defeating AGORC 5-4 in the tie-breaker in the final at the Trimulgherry Village ground here on Sunday. The teams were locked 1-1 at the end of full time.

In the under-14 final, Friends Club (Bolarum) defeated Trimulgherry 4-3 in tie-breaker after being locked 2-2 at full time.

The results (finals): Seniors: SCR 5 (Alfred, Andrews, Arun, Jagare, Mased Khan) bt AGORC 4 (Anbu Raj, Nizamuddin, Rafeeq, Shashank). U-14: Friends Club, Bolarum, 4 (Prabhakar, Vignesh, Jathin, Vinod) bt Trimulgherry 3 (Shiva Reddy, Gavin, Sandeep).

Easy for SCFA

Sarojini Cricket & Fitness Academy (Hyderabad) recorded a 97-run win over Kalyan Cricket Academy (Hyderabad) in the under-11 category of the all-India Pepsi Cup invitation cricket tournament at Benguluru, according to information received here.

The scores: Sarojini CFA (Hyderabad) 187 for six (Kiran 40, Koushik 31, Dinesh 30) bt Kalyan CA (Hyderabad) 90.

Rohit, Sahiti win

S.V.S. Rohit and V. Sahiti won the boys and girls’ titles respectively in the Hyderabad district under-13 chess selection-tournament at the L.B. Stadium here.

Final placings: Boys: 1. S.V.S. Rohit; 2. Raja Ritvik. Girls: 1. V. Sahiti; 2. K. Vinitha. Open: 1. Anand Naik; 2. J.K. Raju; 3. Iftikar Ahmed.

Rithwik advances

Rithwik Sai Patel defeated Satyadeep Kamaraju 8-3 in the boys’ under-14 singles first round of the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament at the Advantage Tennis Academy (Neredmet) here.

The results: Boys: First round: U-14: Rithwik Sai Patel bt Satyadeep Kamaraju 8-3; T. Hari Chandan bt Raja Krishna Teja 8-5; M. Gautam Akash bt Ch. Pranav Reddy 8-1; Ch. Sahil bt V. Kousik Kumar Reddy 8-6; V. Akshith Reddy bt A. Prithviraj 8-5; Taraknath Singh bt K. Paresh 8-5; G. Akash bt K. Harshit 8-7(3); Aman Ayub Khan bt B. Srikar Sai Reddy 8-2.

U-12: V. Sai Krishna bt B. Sai Teja Rohit 8-7(2); V. Deepak bt B. Yuvaraju 8-0; B. Varun Kumar bt V.V.S. Yashwanth 8-1; Khan Mohd. Iqbal w/o Jaiwanth; B. Krishna Vamsi bt P. Shashank 8-4; K. Brihat bt K. Adithya 8-0; M. Varun Kumar bt N. Shreyank 8-2; L. Suhith Reddy bt Nasyam Mohd. Faiz 8-5.Girls: U-12: Qualifying: Final round: Ananya Mohan bt R. Veda Varshitha 8-0; Tanuja Chauhan bt Vennela 8-1; Sonali Jaiswal bt P. Geethika 8-3; P. Amulya bt R. Sanjana 8-3; K. Shreya bt V. Sahishna Sai 8-2; K. Srihari bt Eshika Agarwal 8-1; D. Sanskrithi bt S. Sanjana 8-1; K. Sreeja Reddy bt R. Srujana 8-1.

Krishna triumphs

N.B. Krishna won the weekly-district chess championship with 5.5 points out of six rounds at the Chennupati Ramakotaiah indoor stadium in Vijayawada on Sunday. J.B.N. Vidyasagar finished second. Both the players have qualified for the FIDE-rating international tournament to be held at Warangal from June 8 to 11.

Special prizes: U-14 : 1. V. Sai Anwith; 2. Gopika Naga Sahithi. U-12: 1. B. Vamsi; 2. M. Sree Koushik. U-10: 1. J. Akshit Kumar; 2. V. Chanakya. U-8: 1. I. Gayatri; 2. N. Satvika.

Nellore wins

Nellore defeated Vijayawada Morning 4-1 in the final of the seven-a-side football tournament at the IGMC Stadium on Sunday.

Tennis tournament

At Guntur, the third annual State-level tennis tournament in memory of late Smt. Ahalya Devi will be held LVR & Sons Club and Officers’ Club from May 30 to June 2. Events will be held in men, boys, girls and veterans segments. For details, call 88970 20569 or 97033 95835.

Prasad Reddy to lead

At Anantapur, Ranji player L.N. Prasad Reddy will lead Anantapur in the ACA South Zone inter-district tournament for seniors for the Venkatagiri Cup from June 3 to 21.

The team: L.N. Prasad Reddy (capt.), D.B. Prasanth, M. Sai Kumar, S. Taheer, K.S. Shahabuddin, Bhanu Prakash Naik, Sardar, S.L. Phani Teja, B. Kushal, N.S. Vineel Kumar, Shoiab Mohammad Khan, K. Naresh Kumar, G. Babdeen, B. Appa Swamy.

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