JK win opening tie in National Volleyball Meet

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Jammu, Nov 27 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir outclassed Uttaranchal 3-0 to win their opening tie of 31st Sub-Junior National Volleyball Championship here today.

The hosts dominated the court as Jammu and Kashmir skipper Amit Sharma along with Gourav played some good smashes and won the first set 25-22.

Meanwhile, leading 1-0, confidant spikers won the second and third sets 25-14, 25-20 giving no chance to the opponents to return into the game.

Ashwani and Saddam also played good shots for the hosts.

In other matches of the day in boys section, Karnataka thrashed Goa (3-0) 25-15, 25-22, 25-10, Jharkhand defeated Himachal Pradesh (3-0) 25-11, 25-16, 25-17 while Maharastra beat Bihar (3-2) 25-23, 25-15, 25-13 and Delhi defeated Gujarat (3-1) 25-20, 25-12, 24-26, 25-16.

In girls section, Uttar Pradsh beat Manipur (3-0) 25-13, 25-8, 25-7, Kerala beat Madhya Pradesh by (3-0) 25-17, 25-19, 25-07, Chhattisgarh beat Tripura by (3-0) 25-17, 25-19, 25-07, Rajashthan beat Chandigarh by (3-0) 25-13, 2512, 25-10.

Earlier, the Championship was declared open by Advisor to the J and K Governor Dr S S Bloeria.

About 700 boys and girls from 25 states and Union Territories with 48 teams from across the country are taking part in a week-long mega championship.

This Championship is being organised by the Volleyball Association of Jammu and Kashmir under the auspicious of Volleyball Federation of India and Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council.

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