Kevin-Saif claim doubles crown

Sarayu-Sheetal bag girls' honours

Top seeds Kevin ML and Saif Ali put it past Anirudh Rajeev and Sai Pratheek 21-19, 21-7 to clinch the under-15 boys’ doubles title in the Devanahalli 3-Star State-ranking badminton tournament on Saturday.

The duo had beaten third seeds Nikhit Laxman and Saketh Upadhya 21-9, 21-16 in the semifinal while Anirudh and Sai Pratheek overwhelmed Ganesh Vittalji and Rahul V Reddy 21-16, 21-7.

Meanwhile, Karthik Vyakaranam and Saket CS claimed the under-13 boys’ doubles crown getting the better of Rohit Krishna and Shashank Reddy 21-13, 21-17.
In the girls’ section, top ranked Sarayu Vyakaranam and Sheetal Sudarshan eased to a 21-18, 21-14 win over Prarthana Vasudevan and Shivani A Pathi to pocket the under-15 doubles spoils.


Results: Boys, singles: U-15 (quarterfinals): 1-Kevin ML (ECA) bt 6-Saif Ali (BBCE) 21-19, 19-21, 22-20; 4-Abi Amudhan S (RBA) bt 5-Saketh Upadhya (WPBA) 21-5, 21-10; 3-Nikhilshyam Sriram (NGV) bt Monish Gowda, WPBA, 21-16 21-11; 2-Nikhit Laxman (WPBA) bt 7-Avinash S (Reliance) 21-11, 21-18.

Doubles (final): 1-Kevin ML (ECA)/ Saif Ali (BBCE) bt 2-Anirudh Rajeev/ Sai Pratheek K (ECA) 21-19, 21-7. (Semifinals): 1-Kevin ML (ECA)/ Saif Ali (BBCE) bt 3-Nikhit Laxman/ Saketh Upadhya (WPBA) 21-9, 21-16; 2-Anirudh Rajeev/ Sai Pratheek K (ECA) bt 4-Ganesh Vittalji (ECA)/ Rahul V  Reddy (NGV) 21-16, 21-7.

U-13: Doubles (final): 2-Karthik Vyakaranam (JPN)/ Saket CS (SNC) bt 3-Rohit Krishna (WPBA)/ Shashank Reddy V (SBA) 21-13, 21-17. (Semifinals): 3-Rohit Krishna (WPBA)/ Shashank Reddy V (SBA) bt 1-Chinmaya Venkatesh/ Vikas Kumar Gowda (WPBA) 17-21, 21-19, 22-20; 2-Kartik Vyakaranam (JPN)/ Saket CS (SNC) bt 4-Santrupth HV/ Suhas Venu (WPBA) 21-11, 21-10.

Girls, singles: U-15 (quarterfinals): 1-Reenu Tirumal (HHBA) bt 7-Bhavya Krishnan (BBCE) 21-15, 21-10; 5-Drithi Yatheesh (ECA) bt 4-Prarthana Vasudevan (NGV) 21-12, 21-14; 6-Sheetal Sudarshan (NGV) bt 3-Shivani A Pathi (ECA) 21-11, 14-21, 21-19; 2-Sarayu Vyakaranam (NGV) bt Ramya CV (Galaxy Club) 21-9, 21-12.

Doubles (final): 1-Sarayu Vyakaranam/ Sheetal Sudarshan (NGV) bt 2-Prarthana Vasudevan (NGV)/ Shivani A Pathi (ECA) 21-18, 21-14.

U-13, singles (quarterfinals): 1-Shivani  A Pathi (ECA) bt 8-Medha Shashidharan (NGV) 21-23, 21-12, 21-14; 3-Sheethal D (PPBA) bt 5-Deetya Jagadish (NGV) 21-11, 21-9; 4-Drithi Yatheesh (ECA) bt 6-Prarthana Vasudevan (NGV) 21-11, 21-7; 2-Trisha Hegde (PPBA) bt 7-Keerthana Shroff P (NGV) 21-16, 21-18.

Doubles (final): 2-Prarthana Vasudevan (NGV)/ Shivani A Pathi (ECA) bt 1-Sheethal D/ Trisha Hegde (PPBA) 21-10, 21-15.

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