TN Women posts dominant wins over Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh

Men's defending champion Andhra Pradesh made a winning start to its campaign.

File photo of a women's beach volley ball match.   -  K. Ragesh

The 18th senior National beach volley ball championships was inaugurated at the Besant Nagar beach here on Monday.

Around 33 men and 21 women teams feature in the event. The men's teams have been divided into eight groups, and the women's four groups.

Kerala-1 and Telangana-3 men's teams, scheduled to participate, couldn't make it to the competition.

Men's defending champion Andhra Pradesh-2 had a winning start to its campaign, beating Bihar-2 15-7, 15-10 in Group A.

Women's defending champion Tamil Nadu-1 had a winning start too, beating Maharashtra-2 15-4, 15-4. Later, it also beat Chhattisgarh-1 15-3, 15-3.

The Tamil Nadu-1 men's team had a walkover win over Telangana-3, and later beat Odisha-2 15-8, 15-11, in Group G.

The results

Men: Group A: Andhra Pradesh-2 bt Bihar-2 15-7, 15-10; Maharashtra-2 bt Gujarat-2 15-13, 10-15, 12-10; Group B: Goa-1 bt Rajasthan-2 15-5, 15-5; Chhattisgarh-2 bt Pondicherry-2 15-8, 15-8; Group-C: Goa-3 bt Odisha-1 15-3, 15-7; Delhi-1 bt Uttar Pradesh-1 15-11, 16-14; Group-D: Railways bt Bihar-2 15-5, 15-6; Goa-2 bt Delhi-2 15-7, 15-7; Group-E: Maharashtra-1 bt Uttar Pradesh-3 15-5, 18-16; Group G: Tamil Nadu-1 bt Telangana-3 (w/o); Odisha-2 bt Delhi-3 15-7, 15-4; Tamil Nadu-1 bt Odisha-2 15-8, 15-11; Group H: Telangana-2 bt Chhattisgarh-1 15-6, 15-5; Group F: Telangana-1 bt Tamil Nadu-3 9-15, 15-10, 11-7; Jammu & Kashmir-2 bt Rajasthan-1 15-6, 15-6

Women: Group A: Tamil Nadu-2 bt Delhi-3 15-7, 15-7; Railways bt Andhra Pradesh-1 16-14, 15-17, 11-8; Tamil Nadu-2 bt Andhra Pradesh-1 10-15, 15-6, 11-8; Railways bt Pondicherry-1 15-10, 15-5; Group B: Telangana-1 bt Andhra Pradesh-2 15-10, 15-13; Tamil Nadu-1 bt Maharashtra-2 15-4, 15-4; Tamil Nadu-1 bt Chhattisgarh-1 15-3; 15-3; Group C: Tamil Nadu-3 bt Delhi-1 15-8, 17-15; Goa-2 bt Chhattisgarh-2 15-7, 15-8; Delhi-1 bt Goa-2 3-15, 15-10, 11-7; Chhattisgarh-2 bt Odisha-1 15-7, 15-3; Group D: Telangana-2 bt Delhi-2 7-15, 15-13, 11-8; Goa-1 bt Tamil Nadu-4 15-12, 15-11; Goa-1 bt Telangana-2 15-7, 15-5; Maharashtra-1 bt Pondicherry-2 15-6, 15-7.