Sudeep, Deepthi bag titles

Sudeep, Deepthi bag titles

Sudeep, Deepthi bag titles

Sudeep Suresh and Deepthi Ramesh scored contrasting wins to emerge under-19 boys and girls champions respectively in the SBI-Bowring Institute State-ranking badminton title here on Tuesday.

While Sudeep had to ward off a stiff resistance from Nikhilshyam Sriram, Deepthi faced no such fight from Archana Pai in their respective final matches.

Having lost the closely-fought opening game, Sudeep staged a fine comeback to register a 21-23, 21-14, 21-8 win to wear the crown.

Deepthi on the other hand scored a confortable 21-17, 21-12 over Archana to clinch the title.

Nikhilshyam somewhat of made up for his loss by winning the under-17 final where he prevailed over Balraj Kalra 21-18, 21-14.

Archana’s bad run, however, continued on the day when she lost a hard-fought under-17 final to Apeksha Nayak, who emerged a 16-21, 21-18, 21-16 winner.

Results (All finals): U-19: Boys singles: Sudeep Suresh bt Nikhilshyam Sriram 21-23, 21-14, 21-8.Girls singles: Deepthi Ramesh bt Archana Pai 21-17, 21-12.

U-17: Boys singles: Nikhilshyam Sriram bt Balraj Kajla 21-18, 21-14.
Doubles: Abhiram Kongara/ Nikhilshyam Sriram bt Kevin ML / Kiran B 21-16, 15-21, 21-16.

Girls singles: Apeksha Nayak bt Archana Pai 16-21, 21-18, 21-16.