Double delight for Tushar, Karnika Sree

Double delight for Tushar, Karnika Sree

Tushar Suveer and Karnika Sree S were the stars of the Octave Li-Ning U-10 State-ranking badminton tournament, as they won double crown in their respective categories at the Pro-Club, Kalavedi, on Tuesday.

Tushar defeated Nicholas Nathan Raj 21-18, 21-9 to clinch the boys’ singles title and then partnered Nicholas to defeat Aditya Narayana Bhat and Satvik Shankar 21-10, 21-7 for the doubles title.

Karnika posted a 21-17, 21-8 win over Smriti Aggarwal in the girls final. In the girls’ doubles, Karnika, partnering Shriya, defeated the duo of Saumya Kothiyal and Smriti Aggarwal 21-14, 21-18.

Results (Prefix denotes seeding): Boys: Singles, final: 1-Tushar Suveer (PPBA) bt 2-Nicholas Nathan Raj (PPBA) 21-18, 21-9.

Semifinals: Tushar bt 3-Aditya Narayana Bhat (MSBA), 21-13, 21-9;  Nicholas bt 4-Aditya Pradeep (WPBA) 21-19, 15-21, 21-17.

Doubles, final: 1-Nicholas Nathan Raj/ Tushar Suveer (PPBA) bt 2-Aditya Narayana Bhat (MSBA)/ Satvik Shankar 21-13, 21-17.

Semifinals: Nicholas/ Tushar Suveer bt 3-Manu M G/ Neel Devaya (HHBA) 21-9, 21-17; Aditya Narayana Bhat/ Satvik Shankar bt 4-Lal Sai Samit/ Satvik Phadke (BBA), 21-10, 21-7.

Girls: Singles, final: 1-Karnika Sree S (Anil Sports Academy) bt 3-Smriti Aggarwal (Synergy) 21-17, 21-8.

Semifinals: Karnika Sree bt 4-Vibha Koundinya (Patels-Inn) 21-7, 21-11; Smriti Aggarwal bt 2-Shriya K (Anil Sports Academy) 21-4, 21-16.

Doubles, final: 1-Karnika Sree S/Shriya K bt Saumya Kothiyal/Smriti Aggarwal 21-14, 21-18.

Semifinals: Karnika Sree /Shriya bt Anurimaa Bharath/Hemasri G (KBA) 21-6, 21-4; Saumya Kothiyal/Smriti Aggarwal bt 2-Mounitha A S/Prerana( I-Sports) 21-18, 21-8 .

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