Salem: Mangalore University maintained a clean league slate and emerged champion of the all India inter-varsity ball badminton tournament for women at the Periyar varsity courts here on Wednesday.

In its last and crucial semifinal league clash, the champion side got the better of Anna University (Chennai) for the title. Anna and Madras varsities wrested the next two spots respectively.

The results: Semifinal league: Mangalore bt Periyar 29-7, 29-2; Anna (Chennai) bt University of Madras 29-16, 29-18; University of Madras bt Periyar 29-27, 29-13; Mangalore bt Anna 29-13, 29-16.

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