Kerala in both badminton team finals

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015,21:23 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala struggled to get past a fighting Uttar Pradesh 3-2 in one of the two men’s team semi-final matches while Haryana overcame Maharashtra 3-1 in the other in the national games played here yesterday.
The hosts also entered the women’s semi-finals and will take  on fancied Telangana in the final. Kerala beat Maharashtra and Telengana beat Goa, both by an identical 2-0 margin.    Most of the seeded players came to Kochi directly from Vijayawada, where the 79th Senior National Badminton Championships were held last week.
Earlier in the men’s quarter finals, Haryana beat Gujarat 3-0, Maharashtra beat Uttarakahand 3-1, Kerala beat Assam 3-2 and Uttar Pradesh beat Delhi 3-1.
And, in the women’s Quarters, Telengana won over Haryana 2-0, Goa beat West Bengal 2-0, Kerala beat Uttar Pradesh 2-0 and Maharashtra beat Assam 2-0.