The PSPB lad, Birdie Boro, who had a roller-coaster ride until the semis found his nemesis in a rampaging Jeet who just allowed his rival the first-game liberty. After that it was Jeet and the PSPB paddler (1-4) slowly faded away. Soumyajit, growing in confidence with every match, beat the tricky Sushmit Sriram 4-1. After winning the first game on his third game-point, the Haryana player dropped the second. But soon he seized the moments to slam the door on his Tamil Nadu opponent.