Castelino, Suraj in title clash

Fifth seed Rohan Castelino will take on second seed Suraj RN in the men’s final on Thursday after registering comfortable victories in their respective semifinal matches of the Yonex Sunrise State badminton Championships at the PET Sports Complex here.

Rohan of KBA eased past unseeded Daniel Farid S of PPBA 21-14, 21-8 while Suraj of SAI outplayed sixth seed Venkatesh Kamath of Manipal 21-9, 21-12 in the last-four encounters on Wednesday.

In the women’s final, Mahima Agarwal will meet Sindhu Bhardwaj. PPBA’s Shikha Gautam claimed her fifth title when her team-mate and top seed Sindhu Bhardwaj conceded the girls’ under-19 summit clash in the first game at 1-1.

Results (prefix denote seedings): Men (semifinals): 5-Rohan Castelino (KBA) bt Daniel Farid S (PPBA) 21-14, 21-8; 2-Suraj R N (SAI) bt 6-Venkatesh Kamath (Manipal) 21-9, 21-12.  Doubles (semifinals): 3-Adarsh Kumar/ Venkatesh Prasad bt 5-Anup Kiran M D/ Jeevan T R 21-11, 21-14; 2-Guruprasad D/ Vineeth Manuel bt 4-Praveen B/ Suraj R N 19-21, 22-20, 21-16.

Boys: U-19 (semifinals): 6-Daniel Farid S (PPBA) bt 7-Rajas Jawalkar (Belgavi) 21-12, 21-18; 5-Sankeerth B R (NGV) bt Akashraj Murthy (NGV) 21-14, 21-13.

Doubles (final): 7-Harshit Agarwal/ Sankeerth B R (NGV) bt 2-Hemanth Gowda N (SAI)/ Lok Sainath K (BCI) 21-12, 23-21.

Women (semifinals): 4-Mahima Agarwal (PPBA) bt 7-Arsheen Syeda Saadath (PPBA) 21-18, 21-12; 3-Sindhu Bhardwaj (PPBA) bt Jacqueline Rose Kunnath (Tom’s) 13-21, 21-12, 21-12. Doubles (final): 1-Nischitha G M (KBA)/ Varsha Belawadi (Tom’s) bt 2-Parvathi Krishnan S (HBCC)/ Poorvisha S Ram (NGV) 21-9, 21-11. Girls: U-19: Final:

Shikha Gautam (PPBA) bt 1-Sindhu Bhardwaj (PPBA) 1-1 (retired).  Semifinals: 1-Sindhu Bhardwaj bt 4-Arsheen Syeda Saadath (PPBA) 21-17, 11-21, 21-19; Shikha bt 8-Mira Mahadevan (Tom’s) 21-12, 18-21, 21-13. Doubles (final): 2-Parvathi Krishnan S (HBCC)/ Poorvisha S Ram (NGV) bt 1-Devika Ravindra (RBA)/ Sindhu Bhardwaj (PPBA) 1-0 (retd). Mixed doubles (semifinal): 1-Adarsh Kumar/ Nischitha G M bt 4-Nikhil Teotia/ Ruth Misha V 21-9, 21-13; 2-Sankeerth B R/ Poorvisha S Ram bt 3-Abhinand Shetty/ Sangeetha Mari 21-18, 21-11.

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