Ponda: Aashrun Gautam, Tejan Fallary, Umakant Sarge and Karan Dhavaskar advanced to the men’s singles semi-finals of the Late Waman (Dada) Kelekar Memorial State Badminton championship for Seniors (Men & Women) being held at Ponda Sports complex on Saturday.
In the first quarterfinal match, Aashrun Gautam blew away his opponent Pranav Silimkhan 21-6, 21-7 while Karan Dhavaskar overcame a gritty Floyd Araujo 20-22, 21-19, 21-11.
Umakant Sarge made a spectacular come back after being set down to beat Parteek Mahajan 9-21, 21-18, 21-11. Tejan Fallary on the other hand had an easy match where he outplayed Parth Kantak 21-11, 21-13.
Meanwhile in the men’s doubles Tejan Fallary/Suraj Lama, Navneet Nasnodkar/Sunny Sawant and Sanath Kamat/Jatinder Singh have booked their semis