AP shuttlers emerge champions


While the AP boys had few problems in powering past hosts Karnataka 2-0 to annex the Narang Cup, the girls had to work a little bit harder before overcoming Kerala 2-1 and wrapping their hands around the Shafi Quereshi Cup.

Later in the day, AP kept themselves in contention for a clean sweep by surging into the finals of both the men’s and women’s team finals, where they will take on Kerala. The Kerala men edged out Karnataka 3-2 in the semifinals, while the women defeated their Karnataka counterparts 2-0.

Results:

Men, semifinals: Andhra Pradesh bt Puducherry 3-0 (RMV Guru Sai Dutt bt K Silambarasan 21-10, 21-7; Srujan Nandaluri bt M Satish Mathew 21-7, 21-7; Guru Sai Dutt/B Sai Praneeth bt E Yuvaraj/Silambarasan 21-8, 21-11).

Kerala bt Karnataka 3-2 (Thomas Kurien lt to SDS Krishna 14-21, 16-21; Antony K Jacob lt to Aditya R Prakash 4-21, 15-21; Sanker P Gopan/Alwyn Francis bt Ajit Wijetilekk/Krishna 22-20, 21-12; KA Aneesh bt A Wijetillek 21-12, 18-21, 21-11; Sanave Thomas/Arun Vishnu bt D Guruprasad/Vineet Manuel 21-10, 21-9).
Boys, final: Andhra Pradesh bt Karnataka 2-0 (B Sai Praneet bt Prakash Jolly 21-18, 21-14; Sai Praneet/Sumeet Reddy bt P Jolly/Prathap Menon 21-13, 21-13).
Women, semifinals: Andhra Pradesh bt Tamil Nadu 2-0 (N Sikki Reddy bt S Archana 21-10, 21-9; Sikki/PV Sindhu bt A Priya/K Sundari 21-8, 21-15).
Kerala bt Karnataka 2-0 (PC Tulasi bt Monisha Vinayak 21-19, 21-8; Tulasi/Megamerin Ninan bt Ashwini Ponnappa/Saumya Padhye 20-22, 21-12, 21-11).
Girls, final: Andhra Pradesh bt Kerala 2-1 (N Sikki Reddy bt PC Tulasi 21-8, 22-20; Sikki/PV Sindhu lt to Megamerin Ninan/Daya Elsa Jacob 14-21, 23-25; Sindhu bt Daya 21-10, 21-9).

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