Siddharth in semis; Ashwini-Mithula win

Badminton

Siddharth in semis; Ashwini-Mithula win

 Second seed Siddharth ES of iSports continued his fine form to move into the under-19 boys’  semifinals of the CUCT Junior State-ranking badminton tournament at the Canara Union on Thursday.

Siddharth eased past club-mate Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad 21-13 21-14 in his last-8 clash. In the girls’ under-17 doubles final, Ashwini Bhat and Mithula UK edged past top-seeded pair Apeksha Nayak and and Deepthi Ramesh 21-17, 21-14 to clinch the title.  

In the girls’ under-19 singles section, Mahima Aggarwal breezed past Archana Pai 21-13, 21-7 in the semifinals to set up a title clash with Deepthi Ramesh who entered the final after Apeksha Nayak had to retire in the other semifinals. Apeksha retired trailing 4-11 in the second set, having lost the first set 14-21.

Results: Boys: U-19: Singles: Quarterfinals:  Balraj Kajla bt Anirudh Deshpande 16-21, 21-13, 21-18; Nikhil Shyam Sriram bt Akshay Srinivas 21-19, 21-15; Sahil Sipani bt Nikhit Laxman 2-0 (retd); Siddharth ES bt Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad 21-13, 21-14.

U- 17: Singles: Quarterfinals: Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad bt Sameer Subhedar 21-12, 21-8; Mayuresh Janpandit bt Nikhit Laxman 21-12, 21-12; Abi Amudhan S bt Ganesh Vittalji 21-19, 21-14; Kiran B bt Nikhil Shyam Sriram 11-21, 21-19, 21-9.

Doubles: Semifinals: Kiran B/ Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad bt Anirudh Rajeev/ Mayuresh Janpandit 21-18, 21-19.

Girls singles: semifinals: U-19: Mahima Aggarwal bt Archana Pai 21-13, 21-7; Deepthi Ramesh bt Apeksha Nayak 21-14, 11-4 (retd).

Quarterfinals: Archana Pai bt Risha Shetty 21-6, 21-4; Mahima Aggarwal bt Sree Raksha S 21-12, 21-8; Apeksha Nayak bt Malaaika Sudhakar 21-14, 21-6; Deepthi Ramesh bt Savita RN 21-14, 21-14.

U-17: Singles: Archana Pai bt Malaaika B 21-14, 21-8; Deepthi Ramesh bt Chaitra Alankar 21-4, 21-12; Mithula UK bt Dhaarini Ravikumar 21-15, 21-11; Ashwini Bhat K bt Apeksha C Nayak 21-10, 11-21, 24-22. Doubles, final: Ashwini Bhat/Mithula UK bt Apeksha Nayak/Deepthi Ramesh 21-17, 21-14.

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