Akshraj, Farid set up U-17 title clash
Unseeded Daniel S Farid and Akashraj Murthy eliminated their seeded opponents in the boys’ under-17 category semifinals to set up a final date in the Udupi Five-star State-ranking badminton tournament here on Tuesday.
Daniel scored a pretty straightforward 21-13, 21-13 win over third seed Sankeerth BR while fifth seed Lok Sainath was shown the door 18-21, 19-21 by Akashraj.
In the corresponding girls’ section, seventh seed Shikha Gautam and second seed Mahima Agarwal scored facile victories to march into the final.
Shikha posted a comfortable 21-12, 21-13 win over Apeksha Nayak, while Mahima got the better of Archana Pai 21-12, 21-16.
Results (all semifinals, prefix denotes seeding): Boys: Under-17: Daniel Farid S bt 3-Sankeerth BR 21-13, 21-13; Akashraj Murthy bt 5-Lok Sainath K 21-18, 21-19.
Doubles: 1-Harshith Agarwal/ Sankeerth BR bt Akashraj Murthy/ Vishal R Bhat 21-6, 21-17; 4-Lok Sainath K/ Madusudan M bt 5-Siddharth ES/ Sudeep Suresh 21-16, 21-16.
Under-15: Rahul Bhardhwaj BM bt 1-Syed Saad Ali 8-21, 21-12, 21-18; 2-Mithun Manjunath bt Tejaswi Sagar 21-15, 21-16.
Doubles: 1-Mithun Manjunath/ Raghu M bt Anirudh Rajeev/ Sai Pratheek K 21-11, 21-12; 7-Adithya L Bhat/ Glanish Ashley Pinto bt 5-Syed Saad Ali/ Vignesh S 21-16, 21-19.
Under-13: 1-Amogh Gupta R bt 4-Rohith M 21-10, 21-16; 3-Rahul Bhardhvaj BM bt 2-Shantanu BS bt 21-11, 21-12.
Doubles: 4-Abhay Pai/ Chirag B bt 1-Avinash S/ Shantanu BS 21-17, 10-21, 21-19; 2-Amogh Gupta R/ Rohith M bt 3-Anirudh Rajeev/ Sai Pratheek K 21-15, 21-17.
Girls: Under-17: 7-Shikha Gautam bt Apeksha Nayak 21-12, 21-13; 2-Mahima Agarwal bt Archana Pai 21-12, 21-16.
Doubles: 1-Meghana Kulkarni/ Rachita Patil bt 3-Neha G/ Prasamsha Bhandery 21-14, 21-10. Under-15: 8-Shikha Gautam bt 3-Mithula UK 21-6, 21-7; 2-Mahima Agarwal bt Ashwini Bhat K 21-17, 21-12.
Doubles: 3-Mahima Aggarwal/ Shikha Gautam bt 2-Ashwini Bhat K/ Mithula UK 21-18, 21-11.
Under-13: 1-Ashwini Bhat K bt 7-Drithi Yatheesh 22-20, 21-18; 2-Mithula UK bt 3-Trisha Hegde 21-10, 21-16.
Doubles: 1-Ashwini Bhat K/ Mithula UK bt Prarthana Vasudevan/ Shivani Pathi 21-6, 21-6.