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Kerala men and women enter National volleyball semis

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

men and women's teams reached the semifinals of the 67th National Volleyball Championship at the Nehru indoor stadium here Monday while men pipped Services 3-1 for a last four spot.

While the men made short work of southern rivals Andhra Pradesh, winning 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-13), the women were in dominant form against Haryana, claiming a 3-0 victory.

The men's team, which has been in good form in the tournament, brooked no challenge from the Andhra spikers, playing with purpose and coming up with some telling smashes.

In the women's section, was joined in the last four by the tournament favourite - the Railways, which trounced 3-0, conceding just 39 points in total.

The men's quarterfinal match between and Services was well-contested.

The home side won the opening set, pulling away in the closing stage.

Services hit back to win the second set, which was another close affair but held firm despite facing stiff resistance to seal a semifinal berth.

Results (Quarterfinals): Men: beat Andhra Pradesh 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-13), Tamil Nadu beat Services 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20).

Women: Railways beat 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-11), Kerala beat 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-12).

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 21:30 IST