Sankeerth, Mahima bag crowns

Sankeerth B R and Mahima Aggarwal clinched the under-17 boys’ and girls’ titles respectively in the GSM Li-Ning Cup 3-Star State-ranking badminton tournament at the National Games Village courts here on Thursday.

Fourth seed Sankeerth of NGV scored an upset 16-21, 21-10, 21-19 win over top seed and club-mate Harshit Aggarwal in the boys’ singles final. Third seed Mahima of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy outplayed club-mate and fourth seed Archana Pai 21-13, 21-11 in the girls’ title round.

Results (prefix denote seedings, final): Boys: U-17: 4-Sankeerth B R (NGV) bt 1-Harshit Aggarwal (NGV) 16-21, 21-10, 21-19.

Doubles: 1-Harshit Aggarwal/Sankeerth B R (NGV) bt 2-Loksainath K/ Madhusudan M (BCI) 21-13, 21-19.

U-15: 3-Anirudh Deshpande (WPBA) bt 4-Vignesh S (PPBA) 21-11, 21-16.
U13: 8-Tejas Sanjay Kallolkar (Rajan's) bt 2-Sai Pratheek K (HBCC) 21-17, 21-17.
Doubles: 2-Anirudh Rajeev (ECA)/Sai Pratheek (HBCC) bt 1-Avinash S (Reliance)/ Shantanu B S (PPBA) 21-18, 23-21.

Girls: U-17: 3-Mahima Aggarwal (PPBA) bt 4-Archana Pai (PPBA) 21-13, 21-11.
U-15: 2-Apeksha Nayak (PPBA) bt 4-Archana Pai (PPBA) 21-9, 21-16.
U-13: 1-Shivani A Pathi (I Sports) bt 2-Sheethal D (PPBA) 22-20, 21-11.

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