Reddy has it easy against Anand

all concentration Balaji Reddy in action during his win over Anand HE in the Senior State-ranking snooker tournament in Bangalore on Monday. DH photo

Always in command and seldom troubled by his opponent, Balaji won in three straight frames 82-6, 70-29, 81-44.

There wasn’t such good news, though, for B Bhaskar and BSV Murthy, both of whom suffered identical -13 defeats in their opening matches. While Sajan Bopanna bounced back from the loss of the first frame to put it past Bhaskar 16-67, 62-38, 65-33, 78-57, C Ravindranath quickly put behind him a brief mid-match slump to overcome Murthy 66-40, 68-36, 31-60, 57-55 in a tight contest.

Ajay Bhushan had by far the toughest assignment on the day, having to draw on his reserves to get past a battling Yogesh M 47-58, 63-12, 67-43, 18-70, 63-25.
 In the 33rd Junior State-ranking snooker tournament, Mundir Sherazi ran out an emphatic 66-27, 40-26, 60-5 winner against ML Lakshman, while Zia Ur Rehman was forced to sweat it out before clinching a 3-2 win over Santosh R.

Results:
Seniors: IH Manudev bt KS Naveen 80-17, 87-53, 63-56; Ajay Bhushan bt Yogesh M 47-58, 63-12, 67-43, 18-70, 63-25; MS Arun bt L Nagaraj 86-43, 75-23, 85-26; Balaji Reddy bt Anand HE 82-6, 70-29, 81-44; D Raj Kumar bt A Satish Kumar 57-50, 68-60, 106-14; Vinay Katrel bt Md Arshad 94-46, 80-31, 64-20; Sajan Bopanna bt B Bhaskar 16-67(45), 62(38)-48, 65-33, 78-57; C Ravindranath bt BVS Murthy 66-40, 68-36, 31-60, 57-55.
Juniors: Mundir Sherazi bt ML Lakshman 66-27, 40-26, 60-5; Nehul bt Vybhav Joshi 62-39, 65-20, 52-39; Zia Ur Rehman bt Santosh R 59-74, 55-47, 80-17, 25-53, 67-22; Rahil bt Srivatsa GN 36-61, 42-3, 55-24, 55-33.

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