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Parupalli Kashyap, PV Sindhu to clash for maiden National title

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Category: Badminton News Published: 02 October 2012
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SRINAGAR: London Olympics quarter finalist Parupalli Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram set up the men's singles title clash between them after scoring contrasting wins in their respective semifinals at the 77th Senior National Badminton Championship, on Tuesday.

World number 20 Kashyap, who was the runners up at the 2010 edition, spanked K Srikanth 21-5 21-8 in a completely lopsided semifinal, while Jayaram tamed sixth seed Nanda Gopal K 21-14, 21-15 in the other semifinal.

Neither Kashyap nor Jairam has won a national title before and whoever wins tomorrow will celebrate his maiden trophy.

Kashyap hardly broke a sweat against Srikanth as he outplayed his rival. In the first game he created a 11-3 lead and in the second he opened up a 16-7 lead, not allowing his young rival to put up any challenge.


World number 25 Jayaram led 13-5 and 10-2 in his staright game win.

In the women's singles, defending champion PV Sindhu came from behind to beat Arundhati Pantawane 8-21 21-18 21-13, keeping her hopes of retaining the title alive .

The 2008 champion and second seed Sayali Gokhale prevailed over Tanvi Lad 21-17 9-21 21-11 to set up the final clash with Sindhu.

National Games champion Arundhati, who had beaten Sindhu at the 75th Nationals championship at Rohtak in January last year, troubled the current world number 20 in the first game and easily pocketed it at 21-8.

Sindhu, who was playing with a knee brace, recovered in the second game and went into the break at 11-6. After the breather, Sindhu zoomed to the game point at 20-13.

Gutsy Arundhati saved five match points but could not stop the 17-year-old from Andra Pradesh as she bounced back in the match.

In the decider, Sindhu once again had her nose ahead at 11-8. Arundhati did equalise after gathering three straight points but Sindhu proved too strong for her in the end.

"I had too many negative thoughts initially and was frustrated at myself for not executing my strokes but then I started to find my rhythm. I had some pain in my knee, nothing major, but I wanted to be safe so I didnt want to exert too much," said Sindhu, who would be playing the World Junior Championship later this month.

In the mixed doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Tarun Kona will face top seeds and defending champion Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu in the finals tomorrow, while top seed Aparna Balan and Siki Reddy N. will take on Varsha Belawadi and G M Nischitha of Karnataka in the women's doubles.

In the men's doubles, Akshay Dewalkar (AI) and Pranav Chopra (Pet) notched up a 21-18, 21-15 win over Alwin Francis of Kerela and Petroleum's V. Diju to set up a clash with Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy of Airport Authority of India.

Results: Men's singles quarterfinals: Nanda Gopal K. [6] bt Shreyansh Jaiswal 21-18 21-9, Ajay Jayaram bt Abhimanyu Singh 18-21 21-9 21-6, P Kashyap bt Sai Praneeth B. [2] 21-18 21-19, Srikanth K. [8] bt RMV Gurusaidutt [14] 21-13 21-19.

Women's singles quarterfinals: Tanvi Lad [9] bt Trupti Murgunde [11] 21-15 21-16, Arundhati Pantawane bt Neha Pandit [1] 14-21 21-16 21-15, P.V. Sindhu [3] bt Anita Ohlan [13] 21-13 Retired, Sayali Gokhale [2] bt P.C. Thulasi [7] 23-21 21-19.

Men doubles Semifinals: Akshay Dewalkar (AI) and Pranav Chopra (Pet) bt Alwin Francis (Ker) and V. Diju (Pet) 21-18, 21-15; Mau Attri and Sumeeth Reddy (AAI) bt Guru Prasad and Vineeth Manuel (Kar) 21-10, 21-12.

Women doubles Semifinals: Aparna Balan [1] and Siki Reddy N. bt Pradnya Gadre Maneesha K 16-21 21-19 21-15, Varsha Belawadi and G. M. Nischitha (Kar) bt Sanyogita Ghorpade and Saili Rane (AI) 21-16, 15-21, 21-17.

Mixed doubles Semifinals: Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu (Pet) bt K. Maneesha (AP) and Pranaav Chopra (Pet) 17-21, 21-12, 21-14; Ashwini Ponappa and Tarun Kona (Pet) bt Prajakta Sawant [4] and Manu Attri 21-19, 19-21, 21-15.

 

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