Indian Railways and Tamil Nadu clinched the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the senior National-level ball badminton championships which concluded here on Sunday.
Indian Railways defeated last year’s runner-up Hyderabad in the men’s final, while defending champion Tamil Nadu put it across Kerala in the women’s final.
Men: Final: Indian Railways bt Hyderabad 29-21, 29-27.
Semifinals: Hyderabad bt Maharashtra 29-18, 29-14; Indian Railways bt Andhra Pradesh 29-10, 29-13.
Third-place playoff: Maharashtra bt Andhra Pradesh 28-29, 29-27, 29-28.
Women: Final: Tamil Nadu bt Kerala 29-17, 29-09.
Semifinals: Tamil Nadu bt Andhra Pradesh 29-06, 29-18; Kerala bt Karnataka 29-26, 29-7. Third-place: Karnataka bt Andhra Pradesh 21-29, 29-19, 29-10.