Host Andhra Pradesh made it to all four finals of the 68th South Zone inter-State badminton championship at the DSA indoor stadium here on Monday.

AP men blanked Kerala 3-0, with K. Srikanth giving his team a flying start, beating Arun George 21-7, 21-19 in 30 minutes.

In the second singles, Rahul Yadav made a brilliant comeback to beat the mercurial Aneesh 21-15, 17-21, 22-20.

Rahul, who was down 17-20 in the decider, went on to save three match points to prevail 22-20 in a 56-minute thriller.

In the first doubles, Srikanth, partnering Arjun Reddy, overcame Bennett Antony and Suraj 15-21, 21-16, 21-10.

The results (all semifinals): Men: AP bt Kerala 3-0 (K. Srikanth bt Arun George 21-7, 21-19; Rahul Yadav bt Aneesh 21-13, 17-21, 22-20; K. Srikanth & Arjun Reddy bt Bennett Antony & P.H. Suraj 15-21, 21-16, 21-11).

Karnataka bt Puducherry 3-0 (Rohan Castellino bt E. Ranjan Narayanan 21-7, 21-18; Aravind Bhat bt R.T. Priyan 21-13, 21-10; Vineet & Adarsh Kumar bt Ranjan & B. Naran 23-21, 22-20).

Women: AP bt Karnataka 2-0 (G. Ruthvika Shivani bt Jacqueline Kunnath 21-11, 21-16; J. Meghana & K. Maneesha bt Nischitha & Varsha Belwadi 21-15, 21-15).

Kerala bt Puducherry 2-0 (A. Sara Sunil bt M. Aruna 21-15, 21-12; Sara & Megha Ninan bt M. Aruna & R. Priyadarshini 21-16, 21-15).

Boys: Kerala bt TN 2-0 (Arun George bt Vembarasan 21-17, 21-19; Arjun George & Pranav bt Vembarasan & Ashok Kumar 22-20, 21-18).

AP bt Karnataka 2-1 (C. Rahul Yadav lost to D.S. Fenel 13-21, 17-21; S. Balu Mahendra bt Harshith Agarwal 21-13, 21-17; R. Santosh & K. Chaitanya Reddy bt Kiran Mouli & Sankeerth 21-17, 21-13).

Girls: Kerala bt Puducherry 2-0 (A. Sara Sunil bt M. Aruna 21-13, 21-13; Sara & Agna Anto bt M. Aruna & Bhuvaneswari 21-16, 21-15).

AP bt Karnataka 2-0 (G. Ruthvika Shivani bt Shikha Gowtham 21-14, 17-21, 21-8; J. Meghna & K. Maneesha bt Poorvisha S. Ram & Shikha Gowtham 19-21, 21-14, 21-11).

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