Reshma crowned champion

Ashwini downs Mithula for girls under-10 title


in fine touch: Ashwini Bhat returns during her win over Mithula UK in the girls’ under-10 final on Monday. dh photo

A student of Bethany High School, the 12-year-old Reshma showed incredible maturity in shot selection and execution. Uttara struggled to find her footing right through the match and threw away many openings in frustration.

Reshma made a great start to her title campaign when she scored seven straight points in the first game but Uttara never really gave her the chance to break away until midway through the game. Uttara played intelligently to make sure the game was in the balance at 13-13 but Reshma stepped on the pedal and grabbed the game.

The second game too was a see-saw affair. Uttara chose to exploit Reshma’s weakness near the net, and though Reshma did find means of countering that threat, she couldn’t prevent her more experienced rival from evening the match at a game apiece. Reshma blazed into a eleven-point lead in the decider, but Uttara fought back in stirring fashion to reduce the deficit to 11-14. Composed for the most part, Uttara suddenly lost her cool and resultantly gifted a number of easy points to hand Reshma the match and the title.
In the under-10 final, top seed Ashwini Bhat registered a convincing  21-5, 21-12 win over second seed Mithula UK.

Second seed BS Shantanu took the corresponding boys’ crown with a 21-16, 24-22 upset of top seed Amogh R Gupta.

Results: Boys: U-10, final: 2- BS Shantanu bt 1-Amogh R Gupta 21-16, 24-22.
U-13, semifinal: 6-Farid S bt 1-Sudeep Suresh 18-21, 21-19, 22-20; 2-Mithun Manjunath bt 4-Sahil Sipani 21-11, 21-13.

Doubles, final: BR Sankeerth/ Sahil Sipani bt Sudeep Suresh/ S Farid 21-10, 21-13.
U-16, semifinal: 1-Rajas Jawalkar bt Kaustubh Narayan 21-11, 21-10; 2-Abhishek Yeligar bt S Siddarth 21-14, 18-21, 21-12.

U-19, semifinal: 6-Rajas Jawalkar bt D Sunil Varma 21-18, 8-21, 21-9; 2-Prakash Jolly bt 5-Sonic Prabhudesai 21-15, 21-16.

Girls: U-10, final: 1-Ashwini Bhat bt 2-Mithula UK 21-5, 21-12.
U-13, semifinal: 1-Monisha A Gowda bt 4-Chinmayi Venkatesh 21-8, 21-10; 3-Mahima Agarwal bt 2-Chinmayi MS 21-11, 21-10.

Doubles, final: Monisha AG/ Mahima bt Chinmayi MS/ Naganetra R 21-14, 21-12.
U-16, semifinal: Sindhu Bharadwaj bt Anisha D Karumbaiah 21-18, 21-19; Poorvisha S Ram bt Anagha Unni 21-12, 21-15.

U-19, final: Reshma Karthik bt 1-Uttara Prakash 21-18, 15-21, 21-13.

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