Mithun, Amogh bag titles

Mithun, Amogh bag titles

Mithun, Amogh bag titles

Top seeds Mithun Manjunath and Amogh Gupta clinched the boys’ under-15 and under-13 titles respectively in the Hollyhock 3-Star State-ranking badminton tournament at the KBA courts here on Monday.

Mithun of White Peacock Badminton Association outclassed team-mate and doubles partner Raghu M 21-5, 21-6 in the under-15 final while Amogh, who trains at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Association, overcame his club-mate Shantanu B S, seeded second here, 21-18, 21-19 in the under-13 summit clash.

Mithun then completed a memorable double by teaming up with Raghu, prevailing over Gulbarga pair Abhishek Sonarkar and Rohit Haibatti 21-19, 21-12.

In the girls’ section, Shikha Gautam and Mithula UK claimed twin titles each. Eighth seed Shikha Gautam of PPBA pulled off an upset victory in the under-15 final, shocking team-mate and second seed Mahima Aggarwal 21-19, 20-22, 21-18. Shikha and Mahima defeated top seeds Apeksha Nayak and Archana Pai of PPBA 21-9, 21-12 in the doubles final.

Top seed in the girls’ under-13 category, Mithula eased past second seed Trisha Hegde of INC 21-11, 21-11 in the singles final before the PPBA shuttler combined with Prarthana Anand to score a comfortable 21-18, 21-9 win over sixth seeded pair Aadya Variyath and Richa Muktibodh.

Results (finals, prefix denotes seeding): Boys: U-15: 1-Mithun Manjunath (WPBA) bt Raghu M (WPBA) 21-5, 21-6. Doubles: 1-Mithun Manjunath/ Raghu M (WPBA) bt Abhishek Sonarkar/ Rohit Haibatti (Gulbarga) 21-19 21-12.

U-13: 1-Amogh Gupta R (PPBA) bt 2-Shantanu B S (PPBA) 21-18, 21-19. Doubles: 1-Avinash S/ Shantanu B S (NGV/ PPBA) bt Abhay Pai/ Chirag B (RBA) 21-10, 21-15.
Girls: U-15: 8-Shikha Gautam (PPBA) bt 2-Mahima Aggarwal (PPBA) 21-19, 20-22, 21-18. Doubles: 4-Mahima Aggarwal/ Shikha Gautam (PPBA) bt 1-Apeksha Nayak/ Archana Pai (PPBA) 21-9, 21-12.

U-13: 1-Mithula U K (PPBA) bt 2-Trisha Hegde (INC) 21-11, 21-11. Doubles: 3-Mithula U K/ Prarthana Anand (PPBA) bt 6-Aadya Variyath/ Richa Muktibodh (SAI/ Reliance) 21-18, 21-9.

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