The collegian notched up an emphatic 21-17, 21-9 win and now takes on hard-hitting Amit Kshatriya, the seeded second, for the title round. Amit outplayed Murli Subramanium 21-11, 21-17 in the other semifinals.
Apart from making his debut in the men’s section, Sushrut bagged the boys under-19 singles title, beating his doubles partner Likhit Bangera 21-9, 21-15. The Sushrut-Likhit pair also are in the finals of boys under-19 doubles.
Kalpita Sawant justified her top billing in the girls under-15 and under-17 singles by capturing both the titles pretty convincingly.