Trisha topples top seed Shivani for title

Third seeded Trisha Hegde laboured to topple top seed Shivani A Pathi 10-21, 21-19, 24-22 and clinch the under-15 gilrs’ singles title at the State Sub-junior ranking badminton tournament on Wednesday.

After being caught wanting in the first set, Trisha put out a gritty performance to clinch the next two sets and triumph in a keenly fought affair.

The third seed then grabbed a double after being paired up with Drithi Yatheesh to beat Ananya Praveen and Medha Shashidharan 17-21, 21-13, 21-13 and triumph in the under-15 girls’ doubles category.

Meanwhile, it was straight forward for top seed Tejas Kallolkar who drubbed Saket CS 21-12, 21-11 to clinch the boys’ under-15 singles trophy.


The boys’ under-15 doubles category was won by Chinmaya Venkatesh and Srikar Rajesh who strolled to a 21-19, 21-8 win over Pruthvi Roy K and Saket.  Top seeded Naren S Iyer overcame second seed Vishesh Sharma 21-16, 21-14 in the under-13 boys’ singles final. Tanya Hemanth fought off Kriti Bharadwaj in the under-13 girls’ final, winning 21-16, 17-21, 21-11.

Results (pre-fix denotes seeding) (all finals): Boys: U-15: Singles: 1-Tejas Kallolkar bt 7-Saket CS  21-12, 21-11.

Doubles: 3-Chinmaya Venkatesh/Srikar Rajesh bt 4-Pruthvi Roy K/Saket CS 21-19 21-8.
U-13: 1-Naren S Iyer bt 2-Vishesh Sharma 21-16, 21-14.

Doubles: 1-Suhas V/Vishesh Sharma bt 3-Aditya Diwakar/Chiranjeevi Reddy S 20-22, 21-13, 21-16.

Girls: U-15: Singles: 3-Trisha Hegde bt 1-Shivani A Pathi 10-21, 21-19, 24-22. Doubles: 1-Drithi Yatheesh/Trisha Hegde bt 2-Ananya Praveen/Medha Shashidharan 17-21, 21-13, 21-13.

U-13: Singles: 2-Tanya Hemanth bt 5-Kriti Bharadwaj 21-16, 17-21, 21-11. Doubles: 1-Kriti Bharadwaj/Tanya Hemanth bt 3-Janani /Shraddha Hegde 21-15 21-8.

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