State boys enter title round


In Thursday’s semifinals, Karnataka outclassed Kerala 2-0, while AP registered an identical victory over Tamil Nadu.

There was, however, not such good news for the State girls, who proved no match for Kerala in the last-four stage. Kerala’s opponents in the title round will be Andhra Pradesh, also 2-0 victory over Puducherry in the other semifinal.

Results (all quarterfinals): Men: Kerala bt Tamil Nadu 3-1 (Thomas Kurein bt Aditya Elango 13-9 (retd); Antony K Jacob lt to Siddarth Jain 20-22, 19-21; Shanker Gopan/ Alwyn Francis bt Aditya Elango/ Vijay Aloysius 6-2 (retd); KA Anish bt MR Manikandan 21-17, 21-11).

Women: Tamil Nadu bt Puducherry 2-0 (SA Archana bt R Priyadarshini 21-7, 21-19; A Priya/ K Suneri bt M Suguna/ SA Rebecca 21-10, 21-11).

Boys (semifinals): Karnataka bt Kerala 2-0 (Prakash Jolly bt Sunjith S 13-21, 21-16, 21-11; P Jolly/Prathap Menon bt Sunjith/Ravishankar 19-21, 21-14, 21-17). Andhra Pradesh bt Tamil Nadu 2-0 (B Sumeet Reddy bt C Ashwin 21-14, 21-10; B Sai Praneet/Sumeet bt B Ashok/CR Manikandan 21-15, 21-14).

Girls (semifinals): Kerala bt Karnataka 2-0 (PC Tulasi bt Jacqueline Rose Kunnath 21-11, 21-11; Tulasi/Mega Merin Ninan bt Poorvisha S Ram/Jacqueline 21-15, 21-15). Andhra Pradesh bt Puducherry 2-0 (N Sikki Reddy bt M Aruna 21-6, 21-5; Sikki/PV Sindhu bt SA Rebecca/Jayabharathi 21-9, 21-9).

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