| A shuttler prepares to serve in Imphal on Thursday. Telegraph picture |
Imphal, Aug. 7: The pair of H. Sunder and K. Bastin today moved into semi-finals of the under-19 boys’ doubles category of the 59th State Badminton Championship played at MBA indoor hall, DM College.
In their quarterfinal match, Sunder and Bastin overcame the pair of P. Jackson Gangmei and Tudor Raimei 21-13, 21-15.
The other semi-finalists are I. Yaitomba and Y. Malemnganba who beat P. Manja and W. Chinglemba 21-10 and 21-6, and L. Unilkumar and Rk. Devjit who beat Rogoklung and Winnie Gangmei 21-10 and 21-5.
In the mixed doubles, P. Jackson Gangmei and his partner Jubileeliu Daimei overcame Tudor Riamei and D. Ashe 21-11, 21-11 to sail into the semi-final.
Rk. Chinir and A. Sonam also made it to the last four, defeating Ch. Naoba Meitei and M. Keilani 21-13, 15-21 and 21-16.
Ranking table tennis: Imphal East District Table Tennis Association is organising the State Open Ranking Table Tennis Championship from August 21 to 24 at DM College. The association said registered players could send their entry forms by August 19.
Kang trophy: Keishamthong Kendra beat Thangmeiband Kendra by 22-21 points to move into the final of the 11th Laijing Ningthou Ahallon League-cum-Knockout Kang Trophy at Thangmeiband. Keishamthong Kendra Kangkhut will meet Thaka Kangkhut in the final on Sunday.