UP, Delhi register wins


In a tightly-contested play-off encounter, Uttar Pradesh held their nerve to eke out a 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 win over Chhattisgarh.

Delhi cruised past listless Andhra Pradesh 25-23, 25-18, 25-22.

In the women’s play-off matches, Jharkhand defeated Punjab 25-22, 25-22, 25-15 and Madhya Pradesh fought back from a set down to pip Uttar Pradesh 19-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-22 to seal their quarterfinal qualifying round spots. Uttar Pradesh men will take on Karnataka in the first quarterfinal qualifying match on Sunday and Delhi will play Uttarakhand the same day.

In the women’s category, Jharkhand will battle with Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh take on Chandigarh on Sunday for a place in the quarterfinals.

Results (play-offs): Men: Uttar Pradesh bt Chhattisgarh 25-23, 25-23, 25-22; Delhi bt Andhra Pradesh 25-23, 25-18, 25-22.

Women: Jharkhand bt Punjab 25-22, 25-22, 25-15; Madhya Pradesh bt Uttar Pradesh 19-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-22.

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