Grand double for Sankeerth; Syeda shines

Grand double for Sankeerth; Syeda shines

Sankeerth, who overcame St Joseph’s Vishal R Bhat 14-21, 21-14, 21-11 in their semifinal encounter earlier in the day, faced a similar situation in the final against Army Public School’s Sudeep Suresh, who had earlier blazed past CMR National Public School’s Siddharth 21-16, 21-16 en route to the final.

A game down in the summit tie, Sankeerth upped the ante to clinch the next two games and clinch the title 18-21, 21-12, 21-15.

Sankeerth was back on court, this time paired with school-mate Roshan, to fight it out for the under-16 doubles’ title, and the duo eased past the Cambridge High School pair of Shivendu Jain and Pradyumna 21-19, 21-14.

In the corresponding girls’ title clash, Florence High School’s Syeda Sadath Arsheen registered a comfortable 21-13, 21-6 win over Vidya Vardhaka School’s Apeksha Nayak for the crown.

Results: Boys: Under-16, final: BS Sankeerth (PPEC, Indiranagar) bt Sudeep Suresh (Army PS) 18-21, 21-12, 21-15. (Semifinals): Sankeerth bt Vishal R Bhat (St Joseph’s) 14-21, 21-14, 21-11; Sudeep bt Siddarth (CMR National) 21-16, 21-16.
Doubles, final: BR Sankeerth/ Roshan (PPEC, Indiranagar) bt Shivendu Jain / Pradyudmna (Cambridge HS) 21-19, 21-14.
Under-14, final: Syed Saad Ali (Florence) bt Rohan Kamath 21-16, 21-18. (Semifinals): Syed bt Tejasvi Sagar (Himanshu Jyothi) 21-10, 21-19; Rohan bt S Vignesh (MES Kishore Kendra) 21-14, 21-19.
Doubles, final: Akshay Srinivas/ Arjun Acharya (DPS, South) bt RP Vishnu/ Shamdeep (Sri Aurobindo) 21-13, 21-11.
Under-12: Doubles, final: RP Vishnu/ Shamdeep Mondal (Aurobindo HS) bt Nahir/ Zuhair (Bishop Cotton) 21-14, 21-11.
Girls: Under-16, final: Syeda Sadath Arsheen (Florence) bt Apeksha Nayak (Vidya Vardhaka) 21-13, 21-6. (Semifinals): Syeda bt Archana Pai (Mahila Seva) 21-4, 21-5; Apeksha bt Chinmayee Venkatesh 21-14, 21-16.
Doubles, final: Chinamayee Venkatesh/ S Shreya (Sri Aurobindo) bt Archana Pai/ RN Savita 21-14, 21-13.
Under-15, semifinals: Apeksha Nayak bt RN Savita 21-14, 21-18; Archana Pai bt UK Mithula (Vidya Niketan) 21-4, 22-20.
Under-14, final: Apeksha Nayak (Vidya Vardhaka) bt Archana Pai (Mahila Seva) 21-16, 21-13.
Doubles, final: Apeksha Nayak/ Sheetal (Vidya Vardhaka) bt RN Savita/ Archana Pai (Mahila Seva) 21-13, 21-14.
Under-12, final: Ashwini Bhat (DPS, South) bt Mithula UK (Vidya Niketan) 15-21, 21-19, 21-15. (Semifinals): Mithula bt Trisha Hegde (Shishugraha) 21-9, 21-16; Ashwini bt Shivani A Pathi (Namma Shale) 21-12, 21-8.
Doubles, final: Ashwini Bhat/ Prarthna (DPS, South) bt Trisha/ Keerthana 21-9, 21-13.