Chetan, Pawar storm into title round

Chetan, Pawar storm into title round

Neha Pandit and Sayali Gokhale to meet in womens final

Chetan, Pawar storm into title round

Putting up an all-court performance, Anand outclassed his PSPB colleague Kashyap 21-11, 21-12 in 30 minutes in the men’s singles semifinal on the Cricket Club of India’s refurbished court.

In Sunday’s final, he will meet Mumbai-born Air India shuttler Anand Pawar. The fourth seed took slightly longer to subdue his semifinal opponent, seventh seed Guru Sai Dutt of Andhra Pradesh, 21-12, 21-14. In the women’s final, fifth seed Neha Pandit of Maharashtra, who scalped top seed Aditi Mutatkar in a morning quarterfinal clash and then ousted sixth seed Gayatri Vartak in th efinal-four match, will cross swords with National champion Sayali Gokhale, who has been good form throught this tournament.

Neha outclassed Gayatri 21-8, 21-13 while Sayali got the better of a fighting, unseeded Trupti Murgunde of PSPB 21-19, 14-21, 21-18 in a 70-minute affair. Pawar and Dutt, who finally stopped the splendid run of State-mate K Tanishaq in the morning quarterfinal 21-10, 21-13, level-pegged for the better part of the second game before the former stepped up the pace from 13-all and raced to victory. The match lasted for 38 minutes.


Results: Men’s singles, semifinals: 1-Chetan Anand (PSPB) bt 3-P Kashyap (PSPB) 21-11, 21-12; 4-Anand Pawar (AI) bt 7-Guru Sai Dutt (AP) 21-12, 21-14.

Doubles, semifinals: 1-Rupesh K (PSPB)/Sanave Thomas (Ker) bt Jaseel Ismail/Jaison Xavier (Ker) 21-10, 21-14.

Women’s singles, semifinals: 5-Neha Pandit (Mah) bt 6-Gayatri Vinayak (Mah) 21-8, 21-13; 2-Sayali Gokhale (AI) bt Trupti Murgunde (PSPB) 21-19, 14-21, 21-18.

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