Harshith eclipses Suraj in title clash

Maitreyi grabs Sub-junior girls crown


Suraj, who had knocked out fourth-seeded Vedanth M Urs in the quarterfinal before outclassing top seed Shreyas K Telang in the semifinals, could not produce his best in the final, going down without a fight against a dominant Harshith at the Canara Union courts in Malleswaram.
Star Badminton Academy’s Harshith picked up the trophy with a 11-7, 11-1, 11-8 scoreline.

In the semifinals, Suraj recovered from the loss of the first game to send the top-seeded Shreyas packing 5-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-8. Harshith overcame a battling Sunand Vasan 10-12, 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7.
Suraj’s giant-killing act had begun in the quarterfinals when he got the better of the fourth-seeded Vedanth 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 13-11 in a tight contest that was in the balance till the very end.

Maitreyi Bailoor walked away with the Sub-junior girls’ title after outplaying Ridhi Rohit 11-6, 11-2, 13-11 in a one-sided final.

Maitreyi had been forced to work hard for her semifinal victory over Madhurya M 11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5, but in the final, Ridhi had absolutely no answer to Maitreyi’s superiority and went down without a semblance of a fight.

Results: Boys: Sub-junior, final: Harshith R bt Suraj D 11-7, 11-1, 11-8. (Semifinals): Suraj bt Shreyas K Telang 5-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-8; Harshith R bt Sunand Vasan 10-12, 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7. (Quarterfinals): Shreyas bt Shreyas M 9-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-4; Harshith S bt Sreenidhi S 8-11, 13-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6; Suraj bt vedanth M Urs 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 13-11; Sunand V bt Loukik A 11-5, 13-11, 8-11, 12-10.

Girls: Sub-junior, final: Maitreyi Bailoor bt Ridhi Rohit 11-6, 11-2, 13-11. (Semifinals): Maitreyi bt Madhurya M 11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5; Ridhi R bt Haripriya 11-8, 11-5, 11-6. (Quarterfinals): Maitreyi B bt Spoorthy MV 11-5, 11-8, 11-5; Madhurya bt Pragati Arcot 12-14, 11-3, 11-4, 12-10; Haripriya KS bt Vinitha R 9-11, 11-3, 4-11, 11-2, 12-10; Ridhi bt Anjana S 11-4, 5-11, 11-4, 11-7.

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