PANAJI: Karan Dhavaskar set up a title clash with Umakant Sarge in men’s singles while Anjana Kumari and Janhavi Mahale have moved into the women’s singles and Under-19 girls singles finals respectively, at the Rasik Memorial State Badminton Ranking Tournament organised by Rasik Memorial Trust in collaboration with Goa Badminton Association and Sports Authority of Goa.
In the semi-finals played on Saturday at Manohar Parrikar Indoor stadium, Navelim; Karan and Umakant registered identical three sets victories to set up a repeat clash after their previous showdown in Chicalim.
While Karan got the better of Nishant Shenai winning 21-16, 16-21, 21-13, Umakant edged out Ayaan Shaikh 21-19, 8-21, 21-8 in the other semis. In Under 19 boys singles semis, Nishant Shenai registered a comfortable 21-5, 21-16 win over Yash Desai while Harsh Mane cruised to a 21-17, 21-12 win over Yash Halarnkar.
Janhavi Mahale defeated Janhavi Virnodkar 21-12, 21-10 in U19 girls singles semis. She faces the winner of Nidhi Desai and Aarohi Coutoncar who are slated to meet on Sunday morning. In women’s singles, Anjana will be up against the winner of Janhavi Mahale and Yasmin Sayed encounter. Meanwhile, Tejan Fallary is poised for a double crown, having reached the finals in men’s singles and in senior mixed doubles events. Anjana Kumari, Anar Singbal, Minoshka Pereira, Aryaman Saraf, Nidhi Desai, Janhavi Mahale and Yash Halarnkar will also be poised for double crowns.
Following are the semi-finals results:
Under 19 Boys Singles
Nishant Shenai bt Yash Desai 21-5, 21-16
Harsh Mane bt Yash Halarnkar 21-17, 21-12
Under 19 Girls Singles
Janhavi Mahale bt Janhavi Virnodkar 21-12, 21-10
Nidhi Desai vs Aarohi Coutoncar
Under 19 Boys Doubles
Yash Halarnkar / Aryaman Saraf bt Pranav Naik / Anuj Vernekar 21-14, 21-12
Yash Desai / Ashmeet Parsekar bt Chirag Mahale / Abhishek Swami 21-14, 21-14
Under 19 Girls Doubles
Pratishtha Shenoy / Synnovia D’Souza bt Minoshka Pereira / Aadhya Chaurasia 21-8, 16-21, 21-12
Nidhi Desai / Janhavi Mahale bt Malaika Lobo / Janhavi Virnodkar 21-14, 21-17
Under 19 Mixed Doubles
Aryaman Saraf / Minoshka Pereira bt Chirag Mahale / Janhavi Virnodkar 21-11, 14-21, 21-10
Yash Halarnkar / Nidhi Desai bt Abhishek Swami / Riya Haldankar 21-7, 21-11
Karan Dhavaskar bt Nishant Shenai 21-16, 16-21, 21-13
Umakant Sarge bt Ayaan Shaikh 21-19, 8-21, 21-8
Anjana Kumari bt Aarohi Coutoncar 21-8, 21-8
Janhavi Mahale vs Yasmin Sayed
Tejan Fallary / Arjun Fallary bt Ayaan Shaikh / Aryaman Saraf 21-10, 21-16
Sanath Kamat / Arjun Chauhan bt Karan Dhavaskar / Yash Kunkolienker 21-15, 22-20
Anar Singbal / Yasmin Sayed bt Pratishtha Shenoy / Synnovia Dsouza 21-9, 21-17
Janhavi Mahale / Anjana Kumari bt Malaika lobo / Riya Haldankar 21-2, 21-5
Senior Mixed Doubles
Tejan Fallary / Yasmin Sayed bt Floyd Araujo / Malaika lobo 21-15, 21-18
Ayaan shaikh / Anar Singbal bt Yash Halarnkar / Nidhi Desai 21-14, 21-17.