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Sara Siraj storm into finals of all three events at 39th APEX-ISC Open badminton tourney

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Dubai: The 39th ISC Open badminton tournament, sponsored by Apex and Yonex picked up steam in the ISC badminton courts and is progressing well as per the original schedule. The girls and boys events have reached the semifinal and final stages. The semifinals will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 12 13 respectively and the finals will be spread over Thursday and Friday, January 14 and 15 respectively.
As expected, the young and talented Sara Siraj reached the finals of all the three events which she took part in. In all the semi final matches she played, she successfully tamed all her opponents, except in the girls’ singles event.  In the Girls Singles – Under 15 Yrs, she crushed Nida Najeeb – 21-5, 21-3.  In Ladies singles, she was extended to three sets by another young talent from Dubai, Tanisha Castro, in which she won 21-15, 20-22, 21-18. In the ladies doubles, she partnered a new comer Emje May Joe and won easily against Jean Lepaopao & Anna Rose from Abu Dhabi – 21-12, 21-12.  

In another exciting event, Girls under 12, Sreeyuktha Sreejith edged past Rinitha Rajith in three well fought sets 20-22, 21-18, 21-18.

In the girls doubles under 15 category, Nida Najeeb combined with the local and upcoming talent Evana Bose beat the sisters Rishitha Rajith & Rinitha Rajith and reached the finals and will meet Arthi Varshini & Srinidhi Jayakumar from Abu Dhabi.

 In the Boys Singles under 15 categories, Vasanth Kumar Rajendran reached the semifinals and will play against Shehil Mohammed who defeated Fazim Abdu Anzar 21-13, 21-14.

In Men Singles, seeded players Imam Adi Kusuma and Shinoy Sasindhran had easy victories in their first round matches against C. R. Antony and Abdullah Sherif Madathil respectively.

Results (09/01/16):

Giirls Singles – U 12
Reem Siraj bt Rishita Renjith – 21-5, 21-7 (semi finals)
Sreeyuktha Sreejith bt Rinitha Rejith – 20-22, 21-18, 21-18

Boys Singles- Under 12 Yrs
Naban Najeeb bt Swaran Krishna – 21-15, 21-11 (Semi Finals)

Boys Singles – Under 15 Yrs
Shehil Mohammed bt Fazim Abdu Anzar 21-13, 21-14 (Quarter finals)
Shourya Mukund bt Amal Pradeep (FUJ)– 21-05, 11-21, 21-13 (Semi finals)

Boys Doubles under 15 -Semifinals
Amal Pradeep / Adil Olakkara (FUJ) bt Omar Sheriff  Madathil/Aaron Jose – 22-24, 23-21, 21-19

Mens Doubles
Abdulla Shaheer/Pian Sopian (DXB) bt Edmund Agcaoili/ Eric Reyes (AUH)
Shamsuddin Ibrahim / Asep Adriana bt Manoj Karthikeyan/Siraj Choori –21-16, 21-19
Alfaz Kalam/Waqas Ahmed bt Suraj Bhatt/Abhishek Darshan 21-10, 21-8
Deepu Venugopal/Junaid P.A. bt Faizal Mohammed/Nitin Kurien 21-15, 21-11
Sajayan S./Sathya Narayanan bt Ashok Madathil/Melvin P. John 21-10, 21-12
Dea Adi Ranga/Kornelius Mujiono bt Sunil Abdulkarim/Sanavullah Mehboob 21-8, 21-13
Shibil C. P./Rohit Haridas bt Arun Aravindakshan/Mirza Mohammed 21-10, 21-14

Mixed doubles
Vivian Silva/Asep Adriyana (AUH) bt Manoj Karthikeyan/Emje (SHJ) – 22-20, 19-21, 21-17
Munais Mohammed/Tanisha Castro bt Reiner Jugar/P. Nezyl 21-8, 21-7.
Endi Madullah/Jeena Mathew bt Sathyan Sajeev/Cynthia Pinto 21-8, 21-5.

Veteran mixed doubles:
Santhosh K/Dhanya Donny (DXB) bt Vinod Kodakken/Emje (SHJ) 21-19, 16-21, 21-17

Men Singles:
Imam Adi Kusuma bt C. R. Antony 21-07, 21-08
Shinoy Sasindran bt Abdullah Sherif Madathil 21-08, 21-12

Veteran Singles:
James Varghese bt Varghese John 21-12, 21-12.

 

Sara Siraj storm into finals of all three events at 39th APEX-ISC Open badminton tourney

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