Akshay, Apeksha triumph

Badminton Inter-school meet

Akshay Srinivas, Apeksha Nayak claimed the boys and girls under-14 titles in the ninth Ramesh Padukone-Mehul Sirur memorial inter-school badminton tournament at the Canara Union courts on Thursday.

CHAMPIONS Winners of the Ramesh Padukone-Mehul Sirur memorial inter-school badminton tournament on Thursday. From left: Kartik Vyakaranam (boys’ U-12), Akaashraj Murthy (boys U-16), Santrupth H V (boys’ U-10), Apeksha Nayak (girls U-14 & U-16), Tanya Hemanth (girls U-10), Akshay Srinivas (boys U-14) and Nikita Ramesh (girls U-12). DH PHOTO

Akshay of DPSS eased past Nikhil Sriram of Sukumaran 21-4, 21-13 in the boys’ final while Apeksha of VVS, wo clinched the under-16 crown on Wednesday,  overcame Archana Pai of MSS 23-21, 21-11 in the corresponding girls’ summit clash.

In the boys’ under-16 title round, Akaashraj Murthy beat Pradyumna Kulkarni 21-14, 21-16.

Results (all finals): Boys: U-16: Akaashraj Murthy (Bethany) bt Pradyumna Kulkarni (Cambridge) 21-14, 21-16. Doubles: Kevin/ Siddarth (CMR National Public) bt Likith Gowda/ T Shashank (Vidyamandir) 21-15, 21-18.

U-14: Akshay Srinivas (DPSS) bt Nikhil Sriram (Sukumaran) 21-4, 21-13. U-12: Kartik Vyakaranam (PSBB) bt Shivdeep Jayanth (Brigade) 21-15, 21-11.

U-10: Santrupth H V (PPEC) bt Naren Iyer (Vagdevi) 21-19, 21-12.

Girls: U-14: Apeksha Nayak (VVS) bt Archana Pai (MSS) 23-21, 21-11.

U-12: Nikita Ramesh (Cluny) bt Shivani A Pathy (Legacy) 21-19, 21-19.

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