Saif, Ashwini clinch U-15 titles

Rohit claims under-13 boys' crown; Richa takes girls' U-13 spoils

Top seed Saif Ali and ninth seed Ashwini Bhat K clinched the boys’ and girls’ under-15 singles titles in the SBI Bowring Institute 5-Star badminton tournament at the Bowring Institute courts on Tuesday. 

Saif defeated second seed Nikhilshyam Sriram 21-13, 22-20 in the boys’ final, while Ashwini shocked top seed Archana Pai 21-10, 21-14 in the girls’ summit clash. Eighth seed Rohit M claimed the under-13 boys’ singles crown defeating sixth seed Chinmaya Venkatesh 21-9, 21-16. 

Chinmaya overcame the singles disappointment, lifting the under-13 boys’ doubles spoils along with Srikar Rajesh with a hard-fought 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 win over Pruthvi Roy and CS Saket in the summit clash. 

In the under-13 girls’ singles final, third seed Richa Muktibodh eased to a 21-14, 21-16 victory against Sheetal D.

Results: Boys singles: U-15: Final: 1-Saif Ali (MSBA) bt 2-Nikhilshyam Sriram (NGV) 21-13, 22-20. 

Semifinals: Saif Ali bt Abhiram K (BBCE) 17-21, 21-10, 21-16; Nikhilshyam Sriram bt 4-Saketh Upadhya (WPBA) 21-11, 21-12.

Doubles: U-15: 2-Nikhilshyam Sriram (NGV)/ Saif Ali (MSBA) bt 1-Kevin ML (ECA)/ Nikhith Laxman (WPBA) 21-17, 21-11. 

Semifinals: Kevin/ Nikhit L bt 4-Amogh R Gupta (PPBA)/ Saketh Upadhya (WPBA) 21-14, 21-11; Nikhilshyam S/ Saif bt 3-Avinash S (NGV)/ Sai Pratheek K (ECA) 21-19, 21-17.

U-13: Final: 8-Rohit M (WPBA) bt 6-Chinmaya Venkatesh (WPBA) 21-9, 21-16.Semifinals: Chinmaya Venkatesh bt 4-Shashank Reddy V (WPBA) 21-12, 21-10; Rohit M bt 3-Pruthvi Roy K (DYSS) 19-21, 21-10, 21-13. 

Doubles: U-13: Final: 4-Chinmaya Venkatesh/ Srikar Rajesh (WPBA) bt Pruthvi Roy K (DYSS)/ Saket CS (SNC) 21-9, 11-21, 21-15. 

Girls singles: U-15: Final: 9-Ashwini Bhat K (PPBA) bt 1-Archana Pai (PPBA) 21-10, 21-14. Semifinals: Archana Pai bt Richa Muktibodh (PPBA) 21-16, 21-9; 9-Ashwini Bhat K bt 4-Advika Ganesh (PPBA) 21-12, 21-16. 

U-13: Final: 3-Richa Muktibodh (PPBA) bt Sheethal D (PPBA) 21-14, 21-16.

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