Anup packs off Verma; in last four

Trupti, Thulasi power into semifinals; Bhat ousted

Anup got the better of compatriot Saurabh Verma 21-18, 21-9. The Bangalorean will meet top seed Yunus Alamsyah, who ousted seventh seed Wong Zi Liang Derek of Singapore 20-22, 21-12, 21-15, in the semifinal.

Fourth seed Arvind Bhat went down fighting in three games to fifth seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia.

Bhat was beaten 19-21, 21-14, 21-13 by Sugiarto.

Unseeded Sayali Gokhale and PC Thulasi joined fourth-seeded compatriot Trupti Murgunde and top seed Fransiska Ratnasari in the women’s semifinals.

Sayali shocked third seed Ana Rovita 21-18, 21-15 while Thulasi, who upset second seed Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand on Wednesday, ousted Rovita’s Indonesian compatriot Febby Angguni 21-19, 21-8 in the quarterfinals. The duo will lock horns for a place in the final.

Trupti made light of a troublesome ankle and got past compatriot Tanvi Lad 21-17, 21-12 to set up a semifinal clash Fransiska of Indonesia. The Indonesian ousted India’s Sanyogita Ghorpade 21-19, 21-10.

Results (quarterfinals, prefix number denotes seeing): Men: 6-Stanislav Pukhov (Rus) bt Arif Ramadhan (Ina) 21-17, 16-21, 21-14; 8-Anup Sridhar (Ind) bt Sourabh Verma (Ind) 21-18, 21-9; 1-Yunus Alamsyah (Ina) bt Wong Zi Liang Derek (Sin) 20-22, 21-12, 21-15; 5-Tommy Sugiarto (Ina) bt 4-Arvind Bhat (Ind) 19-21, 21-14, 21-13. Doubles: P Suwat/ U Wasapol (Tha) bt 1-Yi Liu/ Yeo Zhao Jiang Terry (Sin) 21-12, 14-21, 24-22; Riyadi Joko/ Yoga Ukikasah (Ina) bt P Chalardchaleam/ N Puangpuapech (Tha) 16-21, 21-11, 21-14; 2-Pranav Chopra/ Kona Tarun (Ind) bt Pradhan Bishal/ Indra Mehata (Nep) 21-7, 21-13.
Women: 1-Fransiska Ratnasari (Ina) bt Sanyogita Ghorpade (Ind) 21-19, 21-10; 4-Trupti Murgunde (Ind) bt Tanvi Lad (Ind) 21-17, 21-12; PC Thulasi (Ind) bt Febby Angguni (Ina) 21-19, 21-8; Sayali Gokhale (Ind) bt 3-Ana Rovita (Ina) 21-18, 21-15.

Mixed doubles: 1-P Chalardchaleam/ S Amitapai (Tha) bt KK Manjush Mohan/ Bib-ari Basumatari (Ind) 21-8, 21-7; 3-N Pua-ngpuapech/ S Nessara (Tha) bt Akshay Dewalkar/ Pradnya Gadre (Ind) 21-15, 15-21, 21-18; 4-Pranav Chopra/ Prajakta Sawant (Ind) bt Siriwat Matayanumati/ Jindapol Pattharaporn (Tha) 21-19, 18-21, 21-16; 2-Arun Vishnu/ Aparna Balan (Ind) bt Vijay Ram C/ Das Kristi (Ind) 21-18, 21-14.

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