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Nida, Evana enter title round
Siyad Mohammed and Meeta Bhandari progress in the veteran's mixed doubles above 45 event.

Dubai - Rithika, Neha Anna Abraham go down fighting in semis

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Published: Wed 25 May 2016, 4:02 PM

Last updated: Wed 25 May 2016, 6:06 PM

Nida Najeeb and Evana Bose stormed into the final of the girls under 18 championships at the 39th India Club UAE Open badminton tourney.
In the semis, Evana downed Rithika Rajith 21-7, 21-10 and Nida had to wait to go through a deciding third set before winning 20-22, 21-7, 21-8 against Neha Anna Abraham.
In the quarterfinals of the veteran's doubles 45 and above, Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk and Xavier Raphel defeated Santosh Keparambath / Savio Thomas 22-20, 21-8 while Ashok Kumar Viswanathan and Saji Philip got a walkover from Pawan Kumar and Pramod Kumar.
Siyad Mohammed partnered Meeta Bhandari to a 22-21, 17-21, 21-15 victory over Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk and Palwasha Bahir 22-21, 17-21, 21-15 in the veterans above 45 mixed doubles.
Aneesh Manirikandy and Suresh Menon defeated Anto Davis and Upkar Singh 14-21, 21-17, 21-15 in a tough super veteran's above 55 doubles encounter while in the last four stage of the veterans above 50 doubles, Abdul Salam A. A. teamed up with Lal Mani to stop the Abdul Latheef -Mustafa Theruvath pairing, 21-16, 21-14.
Girls singles U/18: Quarterfinals: Evana Bose bt Sanuja Sanil 21-7, 21-14.
Semifinals: Nida Najeeb bt Neha Anna Abraham 20-22, 21-7, 21-8; Evana Bose bt Rithika Rajith 21-7, 21-10.
Men's singles: Mohammed Munawar bt Stefan Crasto 21-15, 21-18.
Mixed doubles: Mohammed Munwar / Teena Mary Cherian bt Omer Khan / Filaa Omer Khan 21-2, 21-5.
Master doubles above 40: Fahyani Rianto / Sajayan Balan bt Gafoor Shahul / P. Shenoy 21-9, 21-10.
Veterans doubles above 45: Quarterfinals: Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk / Xavier Raphel bt Santosh Keparambath / Savio Thomas 22-20, 21-8; Ashok Kumar Viswanathan / Saji Philip w/o Pawan Kumar / Pramod Kumar.
Veteran's mixed doubles above 45: Siyad Mohammed / Meeta Bhandari bt Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk / Palwasha Bahir 22-21, 17-21, 21-15.
Veteran's doubles above 50: Abdul Salam A. A. / Lal Mani bt Abdul Latheef / Mustafa Theruvath 21-16, 21-14; Wales Thomas / George Jacob w/o Francis Fernandes / Suresh Kumar;
Abdul Latheef / Bhavadas Ramdas bt Abdul Salam / Ravi Govind 21-14, 21-10.
Super veterans doubles above 55: Semifinals: Aneesh Manirikandy / Suresh Menon bt Anto Davis / Upkar Singh 14-21, 21-17, 21-15.
Veteran's doubles above 50: Lal Mani / Pradeep Kumar bt Wales Thomas / George Jacob 21-16, 18-21, 21-16.

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