Double joy for Sipani

Double joy for Sipani

Teenager wins U-17 singles and U-15 doubles titles

Sipani, seeded ninth, clinched the under-17 singles title with a upset 21-15, 21-17 win over third-seeded Sankeerth BR in the summit clash. In the doubles section of the under-15 category, the sixth-seeded pair of Sipani and Sankeerth teamed up in style to dismantle Daniel S Farid and Likith A Gowda 21-11, 21-14.

Sipani, who had also marched into the under-15 final with a stunning win over second seed Sudeep Suresh, looked set to grab his third crown but Farid had other plans. The under-15 top seed warded off a stiff threat from Sipani in the first set and cruised to grab the second for a 21-19, 21-15 win.

In the boys’ under-13 category, top seed Rahul Bharadwaj had it easy against tenth-seeded Rohan Kamat for the title.

In the girls’ under-15 and under-13 categories, top seeds Mahima Agarwal and Apeksha Nayak were crowned champions respectively.

Mahima dished out an impressive display to oust second seed Ashwini Bhat 21-14, 21-18 while Apeksha endured a tougher path but came through with a 21-16, 15-21, 22-20 victory.

Results (all finals): Boys’ singles: Under-17: 9-Sahil Sipani bt 3-Sankeerth BR 21-15, 21-17.
Under-15: 1-Daniel S Farid bt 9-Sahil Sipani 21-19, 21-15.
Doubles: 6-Sahil Sipani/ Sankeerth BR bt 12-Daniel S Farid/ Likith A Gowda 21-11, 21-14.
Under-13: 1-Rahul Bharadwaj BM bt 10-Rohan Kamat 21-9, 21-7.
Girls’ singles: Under-15: 1-Mahima Agarwal bt 2-Ashwini Bhat 21-14, 21-18.  Under-13: 1-Apeksha Nayak bt 3-Archana Pai 21-16, 15-21, 22-20.

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