Bangalore: Ashwini Ponnappa defeated V. Ruth Misha 18-21, 21-14, 21-14 in a girls’ under-19 singles semifinal of the State ranking badminton tournament at the Vijayanagara Club courts here on Saturday.

In the final on Sunday, Ashwini will clash with Monisha Vinayak, who won the other semifinal with a 21-15, 21-14 verdict over Ankita Ashok.

Meanwhile, M.D. Anup Kiran entered the quarterfinals in both the mens’ singles and boys’ under-19 events.

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