Castelino ousted tournament favourite Prakash Jolly with a convincing 21-7, 21-14 win in the first semifinal, while Krishna overcame a stiff challenge from Harshil Shah before securing his final berth with a 21-14, 19-21, 21-12 victory. Monisha Vinayak will battle Saumya Padhye for the women’s crown.
Monisha, despite losing the first game, fought back to defeat Jacqueline Rose Kunnath 7-21, 21-15, 21-15 and Saumya notched up a 21-19, 21-19 victory of Ruth Misha V. Earlier, Saumya teamed up with Guruprasad to clinch the mixed doubles crown after defeating Ruth Misha V and Sanjeeth J 26-24, 21-11 in the title round.
Results: Men, semifinal: Rohan Castelino bt Prakash Jolly 21-7, 21-14; SDS Krishna bt Harshil Shah 21-14, 19-21, 21-12. Quarterfinal: SDS Krishna bt Prathap Menon 21-5, 21-10; Harshal Shah bt Karthikey K 20-22, 21-13, 21-10; Prakash Jolly bt Venkatesh Prasad 21-14, 17-21, 21-13; Rohan Castelino bt TR Jeevan 21-6, 21-7.
Doubles, semifinal: Guruprasad/ Vineet Manuel bt TR Jeevan/ Sanjeeth S 21-11, 21-18; Adarsh Kumar/ Anup Kiran bt Raghavan P/ Dheeraj M 21-14, 21-19. Quarterfinal: Guruprasad/ Vineet bt Ninad K/ Amith K 21-7, 21-18; Jeevan/ Sanjeeth bt Irshad K/ Anil Pradhan 21-18, 21-11; Adarsh/ Anup bt Shiv Kumar/ Sumeet Y 22-20, 20-22, 21-15; Raghavan P/ Dheeraj M bt Mohan TN/ Suresh 21-18, 21-13.
Women, semifinal: Monisha Vinayak bt Jacqueline RK 7-21, 21-15, 21-15; Saumya Padhye bt Ruth Misha V 21-19, 21-19. Mixed, final: Saumya Padhye/ Guruprasad D bt Ruth Misha V/ Sanjeeth J 26-24, 21-11.