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Madurai, Chennai lift titles

Sports Reporter

ERODE: Madurai and Chennai lifted the men's and women's titles respectively in the Tamil Nadu inter-district and senior State badminton championship at the Nilgiris Indoor Hall here on Friday.

In the final, Madurai humbled Chennai 3-1, while the Chennai women outplayed Cuddalore 2-0.

The results: Final (Team event) Men: Madurai bt Chennai 3-1 (N. Venkatesh bt Adithya Elango 15-13, 15-9, Subramanian lost to Siddarth Jain 3-15, 0-15, N. Venkatesh & S.S. Kannan bt M. Karthikeyan & Prakash 15-9, 15-6, S.S. Kannan bt K. Muralidaran 15-11, 15-7.

Women: Chennai bt Cuddalore 2-0 (A. Priya bt K. Ramya 11-0, 11-0, A. Priya & Anees Kowsar bt K. Ramya & Sri Suba Vinothini 15-0, 15-0.

Individual event: Men (First round): Karthik (Chennai) bt T. Baskar (Namakkal) 15-0, 15-2, A. Adithya (Coimbatore) w/o Irudayaraj, C. Prakash (Chennai) bt K. Srinivasan 15-2, 15-0, Navin Prasad (Salem) w/o Vijay, Karthik (Chennai) bt E.R. Vaishak 15-12, 17-14, C. Dayalan (Madurai) w/o Murali (Erode), Jeoffrey (Coimbatore) bt A. Rajasekar 13-15, 15-9, 15-7, Ajay Adithya (Salem) bt Vembarasan 15-5, 15-4, D. Raman bt G. Ramasamy 15-12, 6-15, 15-4, M. Vijay Anand (Cuddalore) bt N. Siddarth 15-0, 15-2, K. Senthil (Erode) bt Hariharan (Chennai) 8-15, 15-11, 15-11.

Doubles: Srinivasan & Sivaprakash (Namakkal) bt Arumugam & Nataraj 15-7, 15-7, Mutharasu & Mohan Kumar (Coimbatore) bt Murali & Nandakumar 15-13, 15-9, Subramanian & Ramakrishnan (Madurai) bt C. Sundaram & Raja 12-15, 15-4, 15-11. Second round: N. Venkatesh (Madurai) bt Ramesh (Erode) 15-2, 15-3, Shyam Sunder (Chennai) bt S. Karthik (Chennai) 15-3, 15-1, Prakash (Chennai) bt Irfan (Erode) 15-2, 15-2, R. Mahendran bt A. Adithya (Coimbatore) 15-6, 15-1, Karthik (Coimbatore) bt Muralidaran (Chennai) 15-1, 15-4, Dayalan (Madurai) bt Saravanan (Erode) 15-0, 15-0, Adithya Elango (Chennai) bt Jeoffrey (Coimbatore) 15-7, 15-2, Ajay Adithya (Salem) bt Kumaran (Chennai) 15-10, 17-16, S.S. Kannan (Madurai) bt Shariff (Erode) 15-3, 15-3, Subramanian (Madurai) bt D. Raman (PDU) 15-3, 15-1, Niranjan (Chennai) bt M. Vijayanand (Cuddalore) 15-6, 15-11, Senthil (Erode) bt Sathish (Namakkal) 15-9, 15-8, Siddarth Jain (Chennai) bt Kannan (Erode) 15-1, 15-3.

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