Sucheth, Spoorthy champs

Sucheth registered a come-from-behind 8-11, 15-13, 11-8, 11-9 victory over Amogh Athani of MTTC while Spoorthy overwhelmed Aishwarya N of STAR 11-4, 8-11, 11-9, 11-3 in a fast-paced match.

In the boys’ final, Amogh began the match promisingly exhibiting his free-flowing style of play to rack up a 7-4 lead before Sucheth did some catching up. Smashing a couple of brilliant cross-court winners and shots from difficult angles, Amogh finished the game at 11-8.

Sucheth bounced back in the second game holding his nerves on big points as both players fought a close battle. Amogh struggled with his winners and so did Sucheth but the latter kept his nerve to win the game 15-13. Taking a cue from his opponent, Sucheth had a spring in his step in the third game. The lanky boy ensured long rallies on most points as he played more confidently maintaining his 5-2 lead to round off the game at 11-8.

The fourth game had a similar pattern as the third, with Sucheth taking the lead and staying ahead at 5-3. Amogh made strong attempts to come back into the game at 7-7 but Sucheth showed great control at the business end to wrap up the game and match at 11-9.

Results: Boys: Sub-junior (final): Sucheth P Shenoy (HOR) bt Amogh Athani (MTTC) 8-11, 15-13, 11-8, 11-9. (Semifinals): Athani bt Neeraj Raj (JTTA) 11-9, 11-6, 2-11, 11-7; Sucheth bt Rakshith RB (Malleshwaram Association) 11-13, 11-4, 11-6, 11-3. (Quarterfinals): Suchith P Shenoy bt Shreyas Kulkarni (STAR) 11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4; Rakshith RB bt Abhijith Saralaya (MM) 11-6, 15-13, 8-11, 11-13, 12-10; Neeraj Raj (JTTA) bt Aditya Aravind (JTTA) 11-5, 15-13, 8-11, 12-10; Amogh Athani bt Karan G (BNM) 26-24, 11-9, 12-10.
Girls: Sub-junior (final): Spoorthy MV (PTTA) bt Aishwarya N (STAR) 11-4, 8-11, 11-9, 11-3. (Semifinals): Spoorthy MV bt Kushi V (GEMS) 11-3, 11-7, 6-11, 11-1; Aishwarya N bt Disha Gupta (BNM) 11-9, 11-9, 11-5. (Quarterfinals): Kushi V bt Archana Kamath (CCA) 14-12, 11-7, 5-11, 11-8; Aishwarya N bt Gayathri Tankasali (MM) 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6; Disha Gupta bt Sejal Kaushik (MALL) 11-7, 11-9, 11-7; Spoorthy MV bt Sushmitha Bidri 11-8, 13-11, 11-6.
Non-medallist singles (final): Arjun NR (HOR) bt Dinakar Naidu (MALL) 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, 2-11, 11-9. (Semifinals): Arjun NR bt Mithun RM (GSC) 7-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9; Dinakar Naidu bt Pranav Verma (GSC) 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8.

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