Karnataka eves storm into semis

Karnataka women beat Mumbai 29-18, 29-8 to storm into the semifinals while the men went down fighting to Hyderabad 26-29, 24-29 in the quarterfinals of the 58th Senior National ball badminton championships at the MEI grounds here on Saturday.

In other last-eight matches of the men’s section, Indian Railways humbled Mumbai 29-8, 29-2, Maharashtra got the better of Kerala 29-15, 29-27 and Andhra Pradesh registered a come-from-behind 28-29, 29-23, 29-27 win over Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala joined Karnataka in the women’s semifinals with comfortable victories.

Tamil Nadu eves outclassed Maharashtra 29-9, 29-7.
Results (Quarterfinals): Men: Indian Railways bt Mumbai 29-8, 29-2; Maharashtra bt Kerala 29-15, 29-27; Hyderabad bt Karnataka  29-26, 29-24; Andhra Pradesh bt Tamil Nadu 28-29, 29-23, 29-27.

Women: Tamil Nadu bt Maharashtra 29-9, 29-7; Andhra Pradesh bt Hyderabad 29-6, 29-12; Kerala bt Chhattisgarh 29-19, 29-15; Karnataka bt Mumbai 29-18, 29-8.

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