Mahima, Shikha bag three crowns each

Mahima Aggarwal and Shikha Gautam had a field day on the final day of the five-star State-ranking badminton tournament, bagging three titles each here on Wednesday.

The second-seeded Mahima overcame the loss of second set to beat Shikha, seventh seed, 25-23, 17-21, 21-18 to clinch the under-17 girls’ singles title. Shikha, however, defeated Mahima 21-19, 21-12 to win the under-15 final.

The PPBA trainees joined hands to claim the U-17 and U-15 doubles crowns to round off a fruitful day.

Daniel S Farid had a rather easy outing in the boys’ under-17 final as he swatted aside Akashraj Murthy 21-7, 21-11.
Results (all finals): Boys: U-17 singles: Daniel Farid S (PPBA) bt Akashraj Murthy (NGV) 21-7, 21-11.
Doubles: 1-Harshit Agarwal/ Sankeerth B R (NGV)  bt 4-Lok Sainath K/ Madusudan M (BCI) 21-12, 21-10.
U-15 singles: Rahul Bhardhwaj BM (PPBA) bt 2-Mithun Manjunath (WPBA) 21-12, 19-21, 21-16. Do­u­bles: 1-Mithun Manjunath/ Raghu M (WPBA) bt 7-Adithya L Bhat/ Glanish Ashley Pinto (Udu) 21-15, 21-19.                                                       
U-13 singles: 3-Rahul Bhardhwaj BM (PPBA) bt 1-Amogh Gupta R (PPBA) 21-7, 21-16. Doubles: 2-Amogh Gupta R (PPBA)/ Rohith M (WPBA) bt 4-Abhay Pai/Chirag B (Mlr) 21-12, 21-7.                                                        
Girls: U-17 singles: 2-Mahima Aggarwal (PPBA) bt 7-Shikha Gautam (PPBA) 25-23, 17-21, 21-18. Doubles: 2-Mahima Aggarwal/ Shikha Gautam (PPBA) bt 1-Meghana Kulkarni/ Rachita Patil (Bgm) 21-10, 21-18.
U-15 singles: 8-Shikha Gautam (PPBA) bt 2-Mahima Aggarwal (PPBA) 21-19, 21-12. Doubles: 3-Mahima Aggarwal/ Shikha Gautam (PPBA) bt 1-Apeksha Nayak/ Archana Pai (PPBA) 21-19, 21-15.                                                       
U-13 singles: 2-Mithula UK (PPBA) bt 1-Ashwini Bhat K (PPBA) 21-18, 6-21, 21-17.                                                       
Doubles: 1-Ashwini Bhat K/ Mithula U K (PPBA) bt 2-Drithi Yatheesh/ Trisha Hegde (INC) 21-9, 21-14.

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