Puneeth, Poojitha win titles


Puneeth had to ward off a stiff challenge from sub-junior champion Shreyal Telang in the final. Puneeth, who lost the first game, came back strongly to beat Shreyal 12-14, 11-8, 11-9 , 9-11, 11-7, 11-5.

The corresponding girls’ title was won by N Poojitha, who scored a convincing 11-9, 7-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-6 win over Subashree in the summit clash on Friday.

Jagadish Bidar scored a convincing straight games victory over Varun Shastry to claim the  Non-medallists title. Bidar took the first game 11-7, before wrapping up a 11-9, 11-5 win.

Results: Junior boys: Final: Puneeth P bt Shreyal Telang 12-14, 11-8, 11-9 , 9-11, 11-7, 11-5. Semifinals: Shreyal bt Vedant M Urs 11-9, 11-4, 11-6, 10-12, 11-7; Puneeth bt VP Charan 8-11, 11-9,11-6, 11-8, 11-9.  Quarterfinals: Shreyal bt R Harshit  13-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-2; Puneeth bt M Shreyas 11-6, 11-5, 16-14, 11-7; Charan bt BV Suhas 11-5, 11-6 , 11-4; Vendanth bt Premchander 11-5, 9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-9.

Junior girls: Final: N Poojitha bt Subashree 11-9, 7-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-6.  Semifinals: Poojitha bt Arpitha 11- 9, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6; Subashree bt Maithreyi Bailoor 9-11, 11-9, 13-11, 14-12, 11-13, 11-8.   

Quarterfinals: Poojitha bt P Chandana 12-10, 11-9,11-3, 11-7; Maithreyi bt Aishwarya R Bidri 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 10-12, 11-7; DS Arpitha bt Malathi Bhaskar 11-6, 7-11, 6-11, 11-8 ,16-18, 11-7, 11-3; Subashree bt Madhurya 11-3, 11- 8, 11-8,4-11, 11-13, 11-6. Non-medallists: Final: Jagadish Bidar bt Varun Shastry 11-7, 11-9, 11-5.

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