Thakur storms into semis; Aditi,Riya in final

Tournament,hosted and sponsored by Khar Gymkhana. The 18-year old Thakur now faces Nigel D'Sa,who had to overpower junior Arjit Bose 21-6,19-21,21-12.

Written by Express News Service | Published: August 14, 2013 1:20 am

Nashik’s Siddharth Thakur stunned second seed Amit Kshatriya 15-12,15-7 in the pre-quarterfinals,only to go further to beat seventh seed Firoz Mulani 24-22,21-14 and storm into the semifinals of the 1st Maharashtra State Senior Badminton Selection Tournament,hosted and sponsored by Khar Gymkhana. The 18-year old Thakur now faces Nigel D’Sa,who had to overpower junior Arjit Bose 21-6,19-21,21-12.

The other semifinal will be contested between top seeded Mayank Gole and his Pune teammate Harshad Bhagwat.

On the women’s division,top seeded Riya Pillai outplayed Sonal More 21-17,21-15,and now faces Aditi Mutatkar,who in turn beat second seeded Shruti Mundada 21-16,21-13,in the final.

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