Kerala shines in National Ball Badminton tourney

In the final, Kerala will play Karnataka which sailed past Andhra Pradesh; In the men’s section, the final will be between Railways and Tamil Nadu.

Kerala women battled past Tamil Nadu 37-35, 35-23, 35-28 to make the final of the 63rd National Ball Badminton championship.   -  V. GANESAN

Gurugram

Kerala women battled past Tamil Nadu 37-35, 35-23, 35-28 to make the final of the 63rd National Ball Badminton championship at the Meenakshi Public School, Sector-10A, here on Monday.

In the final, Kerala will play Karnataka which sailed past Andhra Pradesh.

In the men’s section, the final will be between Railways and Tamil Nadu.

Results:

Men (semifinals): Railways bt Andhra Pradesh 35-32 35-27; Tamil Nadu bt Karnataka 35-28, 35-20.

Quarterfinals: Railways bt Kerala 35-25, 35-20; Tamil Nadu bt Maharashtra 35-19, 35-22; Karnataka bt West Bengal 35-33, 35-22; Andhra Pradesh bt Telangana 3-28, 35-32.

Women (semifinals): Karnataka bt Andhra Pradesh 35-6, 35-15; Kerala bt Tamil Nadu 37-35, 35-23, 35-28.

Quarterfinals: Karnataka bt Telangana 35-12, 35-23; Tamil Nadu bt Bihar 35-25, 35-12; Kerala bt Chhattisgarh 35-16, 35-18; Andhra Pradesh bt Maharashtra 35-27, 35-20.