Charan, Aishwarya triumph

Charan, Aishwarya triumph

In a fascinating title clash where fortunes swung wildly, Charan saw a 2-0 advantage disappear, and then watched on as Sunand levelled things up again at three games apiece before racing through the seventh and final game, in the end completing a dramatic 11-8, 11-7, 12-14, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-2 victory.

The two lads had taken contrasting routes to the title round. While Sunand overpowered Vedanth M Urs in four straight games, Charan was given a serious work-out by Shreyal K Telang before eventually prevailing 11-7, 10-12, 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4.

Aishwarya R Bidri won the Youth girls’ crown, proving too strong for namesake Aishwarya N in a remarkably one-sided final, cruising to an 11-1, 11-1, 11-7, 11-6 victory.

Results:

Junior boys, final: Charan VP (SAI) bt Sunand Vasan (Hor) 11-8, 11-7, 12-14, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-2. (Semifinals): Sunand bt Vedanth M Urs (HV) 11-6, 11-4, 11-6, 11-4; Charan bt Shreyal K Telang (IOCL) 11-7, 10-12, 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4. (Quarterfinals): Vedanth bt Suraj D (CU) 5-11, 11-7 11-6, 11-8, 11-7; Sunand bt Sushmith RB (CU) 11-7, 11-4, 11-7, 11-5; Charan bt Shreyas Kulkarni (Star) 11-7, 11-5, 11-3, 12-10; Shreyal bt Rahul Bharadwaj MV (Hor) 11-8, 11-8, 11-2, 11-4.
Youth girls, final: Aishwarya R Bidri (SBMJC) bt Aishwarya N (Star) 11-1, 11-1, 11-7, 11-6. (Semifinals): Aishwarya N bt Ridhi Rohit (PTTA) 11-6, 7-11, 5-11, 3-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-5; Aishwarya RB bt Haripriya KS (SAI) 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 11-9, 11-6. (Quarterfinals): Ridhi R bt Spoorthy MV (PTTA) 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6; Aishwarya N bt Anusha Kulkarni (STTC) 11-5, 11-4, 11-7, 11-8; Haripriya KS bt Chandana P (JTTA) 5-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4, 13-11, 11-7; Aishwarya RB bt Akshatha Malshet (BGM) 11-5, 11-5, 11-8, 11-4.

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