Arvind, Savita clinch titles

Arvind, Savita clinch titles

Top seed Arvind Bhat and second seed Savita RN produced contrasting victories to bag the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively in the BCI 5 Star State Ranking Seniors and Veterans badminton tournament here on Sunday.

Arvind overcame a second-game scare to prevail 21-16, 19-21, 22-20 against third seed Abhishek Yeligar in the title clash while Savita crushed fourth seed Neha G 21-4, 21-6.

The top-seeded men’s doubles pair of Adarsh Kumar S and Vineeth Manuel were beaten by second seeds Guruprasad D and Venkatesh Prasad S 11-21, 21-16, 21-16 in the final.

In the corresponding women’s doubles encounter, second seed Nischitha GM and Varsha Belawadi ended the good run of unseeded Prathiksha Prakash and Savita RN with a comfortable 21-6, 21-8 victory.

Results (all finals): Men’s singles: Arvind Bhat bt Abhishek Yeligar 21-16, 19-21, 22-20.
Doubles: Guru Prasad D/Venkatesh Prasad S bt Adarsh Kumar S/Vineeth Manuel C 11-21, 21-16, 21-16.

Women’s singles: Savita RN bt Neha G 21-4, 21-6.

Doubles: Nischitha GM/Varsha Belawadi bt Prathiksha Prakash/Savita RN 21-6, 21-8.

Mixed doubles: Sanjeeth S/Nischitha GM bt Jagdish Yadav/Varsha Belawadi 21-14, 21-14.

Women’s senior doubles (35): Nirmala Prakash/Shreelakshmi Das bt Bhagya RR/Sunanda RR 21-9, 21-11.

Men’s senior (45): Singles: Jayarama Pai bt Ashok Raman 18-21, 21-16, 21-11.

Doubles: Narendra KR/Sunil P bt Harish PR/Roopesh 17-21, 21-19, 21-15.

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