SPORT

Sanyal meets Kashyap in final

KOZHIKODE: Jishnu Sanyal of Maharashtra meets Andhra's P. Kashyap in the boys' singles final of the National junior badminton championship at the V.K. Krishna Menon Indoor Stadium here on Friday.

The results: Boys' singles (semifinals): Jishnu Sanyal (Mah) bt N. Srujan (AP) 15-7, 15-3; P. Kashyap (AP) bt Ajay Jairam (Mah) 15-4, 15-5. Doubles (semifinals): Jishnu Sanyal/Akshay Devalkar (Mah) bt N. Srujan/L. Lokesh (AP) 15-3, 15-2; Ram C. Vijay/Arun Vishnu (Ker) bt Suranjan Babhora/Dibya Jyoti Borah (Asm) 15-6, 15-6.

Girls' singles (semifinals): Saina Nehwal (AP) bt Sayali Gokhale (Mah) 11-0, 11-2; Aditi Mutatkar (Mah) bt Aparna Balan (Ker) 11-6, 11-4. Doubles (semifinals): Saina Nehwal (AP)/Aparna Balan (Ker) bt Jyoti Swaroopa/P. Jyotsna (AP) 15-1, 15-1; Ruth Misha/Soumya Padhye (Kar) bt Abantika Deka (Asm)/Rimi Hazarika (Rly) 15-12, 9-15, 17-16. Quarterfinals: Siana/Aparna bt G.M. Nishita (Kar)/A. Priya (TN) 15-7, 15-13; Jyoti/Jyotsna bt Meenakshi/Gouri Chopra (Del) 15-1, 10-15, 17-14; Ruth/Soumya bt Jui Agaskar/Neha Rani (Mah) 15-7, 11-15, 15-12; Abantika/Rimi bt Kanu Priya (Har)/Suswetha (AP) 15-9, 15-4.

Mixed doubles (semifinals): Arun Vishnu/Aparna Balan (Ker) bt Ram C. Vijay/P.C. Thulasi (Ker) 15-7, 15-7; Amit Khadgi (Rly)/A. Priya (TN) bt L. Lokesh/P. Jyotsna (AP) 15-9, 15-7. Quarterfinals: Arun/Aparna bt; Rimi Hazarika (Rly)/Dibya Jyothi Borah (Asm) 15-1, 15-3; Ram/Thulasi bt Oscar Bensal/Purnica (Chd) 15-0, 15-5; Amit/Priya bt Sidharth Saboo (Ker)/Mohita Sahdev (Del) 15-3, 15-7; Lokesh/Jyotsna bt R. Navin Prasad/Rama Prabha (TN) 15-2, 15-5. — Principal Correspondent