SIVAKASI: Third-seeded A. Priya of Chennai rallied to beat top-seeded Anees Kowser of Vellore 21-11, 18-21, 21-14 and advanced to women’s final in the Yonex State senior badminton championship in Sivakasi on Saturday.
The results: Men (quarterfinals): Siddarth Jain (Che) bt S.S. Kannan (Mdu) 21-18, 19-21, 21-15; Aditya Elango (Che) bt S. Subrmanian (Pdk) 21-8, 21-10; M.R. Manikandan (Che) bt Geossary (K’kumari) 21-4, 21-15; N. Gopinath (Cbe) bt R. Vijayanand (Vel) 22-20, 17-21, 21-13.
Women (semifinals): A. Priya (Che) bt Anees Kowser (Vel) 21-11, 18-21, 21-14; S. Archana (Cbe) bt Amrin Mubarak (Vel) 21-13, 23-21. Doubles: A. Priya & K. Suneri bt Archana Devi & Parvathi Suresh 21-8, 21-13; Anees Kowser & Amrin Mubarak bt S. Archana & K. Vidya 21-9, 21-17. — Principal Correspondent