Maithreyi makes it to final

Maithreyi makes it to final

Maithreyi dropped the first two games of her last-four clash with Aishwarya R Bidri of SBMJC before pulling up her socks to eventually come through 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7 in a contest that went right down to the wire.

In the final, Maithreyi will take on Madhuri R of SAI, who had it far easier against Arpitha BS, pulling off an 11-7, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 victory.Men’s top seed Karthik CP survived a minor scare before brushing aside Yeshwant G 11-8, 13-11, 11-13, 11-6, 11-3 to move into the semifinals, where he was joined by Sagairaj, Anirban T and Navneet AR.

Results: Men’s singles, quarterfinals: Sagairaj (SW Rly) bt Sunand Vasan (Hor) 11-5, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 11-8; Karthik CP (NM) bt Yeshwant G 11-8, 13-11, 11-13, 11-6, 11-3; Anirban T (CB) bt Akshay Mahunta (HTTA) 11-5, 12-10, 11-8, 17-15; Navneet AR (CB) bt Jayadeep Das (SW Rly) 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 11-6, 13-11.

Women’s singles, semifinals: Maithreyi Bailoor (BTA) bt Aishwarya R Bidri (SBMJC) 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7; Madhuri R (SAI) bt Arpitha BS (JTTA) 11-7, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7.
(Quarterfinals): Maithreyi bt Soumya Urs (HTTA) 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4; Aishwarya bt Raksha R (JTTA) 11-5, 11-4, 11-8, 11-7; Arpitha bt Ridhi Rohit (PTTA) 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6; Madhuri bt Haripriya KS (JTTA) 13-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-6.

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