Navneet, Floyd, Pankaj, Sharmad in SAG badminton semis

Tournament’s top four seeds—Navneet Nasnodkar, Floyd Araujo, Pankaj Naik and Sharmad Mahajan — have moved into the Men’s singles semi-finals of the SAG State Ranking Badminton Championship, organised by Goa Badminton Association in collaboration with Sports Authority of Goa.

In the quarter-final matches played at Indoor Stadium, Campal on Sunday Navneet beat Aniket Shenai 21-10, 21-19, Floyd beat Pranav Silimkhan 21-14, 21-13, Pankaj beat T Krishnan 21-10, 21-11 while Sharmad beat Varad Karekar 21-18, 21-23, 21-9.
Top-seed Navneet will play fourth seed Sharmad in the first semis while second seed Floyd will meet former state champion Pankaj Naik in the other semis. [NT]