Rohit Yadav, Sameer Verma to clash in final

Last Updated: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 21:12

Jaipur: Playing true to their seedings, Sameer Verma of Madhya Pradesh and Rohit C Yadav of Andhra Pradesh won their respective matches reach the final of the boy`s under-19 category of the National Junior Badminton championship.

In the thrilling semifinal matches played at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor stadium, the top seed Sameer Verma got the better of K Srikanth of Andhra Pradesh 23-21 21-11, while the second seed Rohit C Yadav outplayed 8th seed Abhishek Yeligar of Karnataka 21-10 21-16.

In the girls section, U-19 category, Salili Rane of Air India beat compatriot Arathi Sara Sunil 21-15 21-16.

In the second semifinal, 2nd seed Tanvi Lad of Air India got the better of Rituparna Das of West Bengal 21-16 21-16.


First Published: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 21:12

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