Ajinkya, Tejas clinch doubles crown

Top seeds Ajinkya Joshi and Tejas Sanjay Kallolkar outclassed second seeded Kartik Vyakaranam and Saket CS 21-16, 21-12 to clinch the under-13 boys’ doubles title in the Sunlites 5-Star State-ranking badminton tournament here on Saturday.

Archana Pai and Reenu Thirumal bagged the under-15 girls’ doubles crown beating Bhavya Krishnan and Malaika B 21-9, 21-18.

In the under-13 girls’ doubles section, Sheetal D and Trisha Hegde took the spoils overwhelming Keerthana Shroff P and Tanya Hemanth 21-8, 21-14.

Results (prefix denotes seedings): Boys singles: U-15: Quarterfinals: 5-Nikhilshyam Sriram (NGV) bt 1-Nikhit Laxman (WPBA) 21-15, 21-17; Abhiram K (BBCE) bt Srihari Gupta N (WPBA) 21-12, 21-12; 6-Saif Ali (Sea) bt 14-Sameer Subhedar (NGV) 22-20, 21-16; 2-Akshay Srinivas S (NGV) bt 7-Saketh Upadhya (WPBA) 21-10, 21-9.

Boys doubles: U-15: Semifinals: Abhiram K/ Kiran B (BBCE) bt Ponnappa CS/ Sourav Yadav (AF) 21-19, 22-20; 2-Akshay Srinivas S (NGV)/ Kevin ML (ECA) bt Ganesh Vittalji/ Waseem Khan G (ECA) 21-9, 21-10.

Boys singles: U-13: Quarterfinals: 1-Kartik Vyakaranam (NGV) bt 8-Rohithkrishna Moravaneni (WPBA) 21-14, 11-4 retd; 3-Ajinkya Joshi (Belagavi) bt 5-Shashank Reddy V (WPBA) 18-21, 21-14, 21-14; Sujith BS (SAI) bt 4-Srikar Rajesh (WPBA) 21-14, 21-7; 2-Tejas Sanjay Kallolkar (Belagavi) bt 6-Pruthvi Roy K (DYSS) 21-16, 19-21, 21-9.
Boys doubles: U-13: final: 1-Ajinkya Joshi/ Tejas Sanjay Kallolkar  (Belagavi) bt 2-Kartik Vyakaranam (NGV)/ Saket CS (SNC) 21-16, 21-12.

Girls’ singles: U-15: Quarterfinals: 1-Apeksha Nayak (PPBA) bt 5-Shivani A Pathi (ECA) 21-17, 21-13; 4-Reenu Thirumal (NGV) bt 8-Advika Ganesh (PPBA) 21-13, 21-12; 3-Sarayu Vyakaranam (NGV) bt 7-Bhavya Krishnan (BBCE) 21-18, 21-15.

Girls doubles: U-15: final: 1-Archana Pai (PPBA)/ Reenu Thirumal (NGV) bt Bhavya Krishnan (BBCE)/ Malaika B (NGV) 21-9, 21-18.

Girls singles: U-13: Quarterfinals: 7-Richa Muktibodh (Reliance) bt 1-Shivani A Pathi (ECA) 21-17, 21-18; 4-Sheethal D (PPBA) bt 5-Deetya Jagadish (NGV) 21-11, 21-17; 3-Trisha Hegde (PPBA) bt Gagana N S (Shimoga) 21-11, 21-10; 8-Medha Shashidharan (NGV) bt Advika Ganesh (PPBA) 21-5, 21-8.

Girls doubles: U-13: final: 1-Sheethal D/ Trisha Hegde (PPBA) bt 2-Keerthana Shroff P/ Tanya Hemanth (NGV) 21-8, 21-14.

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