Talar, Shikha claim U-19 crowns

Talar, Shikha claim U-19 crowns

Talar, Shikha claim U-19 crowns

Twelfth seed Talar Laa of Arunachal Pradesh and top seed Shikha Gautam of Karnataka emerged champions in the boys’ and girls’ under-19 categories respectively in the 14th Union Bank All-India Junior Ranking badminton tournament at the KBA courts here on Friday.

In the boys’ under-19 finals, Talar gave a fine performance to claim a 21-13, 21-10 win over 13th seed Arintap Dasgupta of Air India en route his title.

In the girls’ under-19 summit clash, Shikha brushed aside the challenge from unseeded Prashi Joshi of Telangana 21-12, 21-18 to wear the crown.

Shikha then combined with Mahima Aggarwal to grab the top honours in the girls’ doubles section. They defeated the pair of Trisha Hegde and Drithi Yatheesh 21-17, 22-20.

Results (all finals, prefix denotes seeding): Under-19 Boys Singles: 12-Talar Laa (ANP) bt 13-Arintap Dasgupta (AI) 21-13, 21-10.
Doubles: 2-Chandra Kumar D/ Brijesh Yadav (AP/UP) bt 6-Bodhit Joshi/ Mithun M (UTR/AI) 21-15, 21-16.

Under-17: Singles: 1-Lakshya Sen (UTR) bt 4-Kartikey Gulshan Kumar (DLI) 21-13, 21-11. Doubles: 4-Gouse Shaik/ Basheer Syed (AP) bt 2-Dhruv Kapila/ Sai Pavan Karri (PNB/AP) 23-21, 21-16.

Girls: Under-19: singles: 1-Shikha Gautam (KTK) bt Prashi Joshi (TS) 21-12, 21-18.
Doubles: 3-Mahima Aggarwal/ Shikha Gautam (KTK) bt Trisha Hegde/ Drithi Yatheesh (KTK) 21-17, 22-20.

Under-17: Singles: 1-Ashmita Chaliha (ASM) bt 3-Vaidehi Choudhari (MAH) 18-21, 21-19, 21-19. Doubles: 1-Ashwini Bhat K/ Mithula UK (KTK) bt 2-Apeksha Nayak/ Bhavya Rishi (KTK/AI) 21-18, 21-8. Mixed doubles: 1-Sahil Sipani/ Anoushka Parikh (KTK/GUJ) bt 4-Chandra Kumar D/ Sonika Sai P (AP) 21-17, 21-17.

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