Double for Archana

Double for Archana

Archana Pai bagged a grand double, emerging winner in the girls’ singles under-17 and under-19 categories in the Purvankara-Sadashivanagar State-ranking badminton tourney here on Wednesday. 

Archana faced stiff challenge from Ashwini Bhat K before prevailing 21-17, 11-21, 21-12 in the U-17 final while she set aside Peksha Nayak 21-15, 21-10 to clinch the U-19 title.

Rahul Bharadhvaj scored a facile 21-8, 21-7 win over Avinash Srinivas to clinch the boys’ under-15 title while  Shashank Reddy overcame Pruthi Roy 21-14, 21-19 to wear the boys’ under-13 crown.

Results: Boys singles (final): U-15: Rahul Bhardhvaj BM bt Avinash Srinivas 21-8, 21-7.
Semifinals: Avinash Srinivas bt Shamanth Rao Kidiyoor 21-6, 21-8; Rahul Bhardhvaj BM bt Mayuresh Janpandit 21-10, 21-5.

U-13 final: Shashank Reddy V bt Pruthvi Roy K 21-14, 21-19.

Semifinals: Shashank Reddy V bt Ajinkya Joshi 14-21, 21-15, 21-11; Pruthvi Roy K bt Saneeth Dayanand S 7-21, 21-16, 21-13.

U-19 singles (semifinals): Daniel Farid S bt Akashraj Murthy 21-13, 21-18; Sankeerth BR bt Syed Saad Ali 24-22, 19-21, 21-17.

U-17 singles (semifinals): Syed Saad Ali bt Mithun Manjunath, 21-19, 22-20; Rahul Bhardhvaj BM bt Akshay Srinivas S 20-22, 21-6, 21-16.

Doubles: U-17 final: Mithun Manjunath/Raghu M bt Nikhilshyam Sriram/Saif Ali Khan 22-20, 21-19.


U-13 final: Ajinkya Joshi/Saket CS bt Chinmaya Venkatesh/Shashank Reddy V 21-15, 15-21, 21-18.

U-15 semifinals: Sai Pratheek K/Saketh Upadhya bt Amogh Gupta R/Anirudh Rajeev, 21-17, 21-14; Shamanth Rao Kidiyoor/Vikyath MR bt Abhay Pai/Chirag B 9-21, 21-18, 21-14;

Girls singles (all finals): U-13: Richa Muktibodh bt Keerthana Shroff P 21-11, 21-13.  U-15: Shivani Pathi bt Mithula UK 21-14, 21-17.

U-17: Archana Pai bt Ashwini Bhat K 21-17, 11-21, 21-12.

U-19: Archana Pai bt Peksha Nayak 21-15, 21-10.

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