Panaji, Oct 11 (UNI) Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu men and Karnataka and Assam women today stormed into the finals of the team championship in the 7th All India BSNL Carrom tournament underway at Peddem sports complex in Mapusa.
In the semi-finals today, Maharashtra blanked Orissa 3-0 and Tamil Nadu edged out Gujarat by 2-1 in the men's event while in the women's semi-finals, Karnataka ousted MTNL (Mumbai) by 3-0 and Assam beat Maharashtra 2-1.
Results: Men (semi-finals): Farhat Ali (Mah) bt R N Naik (Ori) 20-25, 25-12, 25-10; Santosh Sawant (Mah) bt J Pradhan (Ori) 25-19, 18-25, 25-9; B N Singh/J Kalha (Mah) bt Nilesh Narain/R Mane (Ori) 25-13, 25-17.
V Satish (TN) bt M A Saiyed (Guj) 25-15, 25-13; R Babu (TN) lost to D M Ugreja (Guj) 18-25, 25-16, 12-25; G C Shekhar/ Uma Shankar (TN) bt N P Patil/S M Sirsat (Guj) 25-16, 25-23.
Women (semi-finals): B Rama (Kar) bt Amita Parab (MTNL, Mumbai) 25-01, 25-04; P K Mangalmani (Kar) bt Smitala Karlet (MTNL, Mumbai) 25-11, 25-15; G Bharthi/K L Umamani (Kar) bt Priya Khatu/S Updhaye (MTNL, Mumbai) 25-18, 25-0.
Bhanu Das (Assam) bt Rashmi Satam (Mah) 25-0, 25-05; Nabanita Deka (Assam) lost to Anita Naik (Mah) 0-25, 0-25; Bharati Medhi/Poonam S (Assam) bt Amita Pai/Shobha Dev (Mah) 25-8, 25-0.