Hemanth, Misha energe champions

Top seeds Hemanth MG and Ruth Misha bagged titles in men’s and women’s singles categories respectively in the Karnataka State-ranking badminton tournament here on Sunday.

In the men’s singles final, Hemanth outclassed Raghu M, seeded second, 21-13, 21-14, while Misha powered past fourth seed Shivani Pathi 21-17, 21-8 in the women’s title tie.

Meanwhile, Nikhilshyam Sriram and Shivani claimed top honours in the boys’ and girls under-19 singles sections respectively.

In the boys’ final, Nikhil­shyam beat Kiran B 21-14, 21-10 while Shivani pulled off an upset, defeating top seed Ramya CV 21-14, 14-21, 21-12 in the girls’ summit round.

Results (prefix denote seeding): Men’s singles: Final: 1-Hemanth MG bt 2-Raghu M 21-13, 21-14. Semifinals: 1-Hemanth MG bt 5-Nikhilshyam Sriram 18-21, 21-14, 21-14; 2-Raghu M bt 7-Kiran B 17-21, 21-13, 21-14.

Doubles: final: 2-Kiran Kumar G/ Vasantha Kumar HR bt 1-Jagdish Yadav/ Venkatesh Prasad S 21-15, 17-21, 21-17. Semifinals: 1-Jagdish Yadav/ Venkatesh Prasad S bt 3-Kushal Raj S/ Madhusudan M 21-13, 21-10; 2-Kiran Kumar G/ Vasantha Kumar HR bt 4-Kiran M/ Saif Ali 21-14, 21-13.

Boys: U-19: singles, final: 1-Nikhilshyam Sriram bt 2-Kiran B 21-14, 21-10. Semifinals: 1-Nikhilshyam Sriram  bt 3-Ganesh Vittalji Kokani 21-15, 21-18; 2-Kiran B bt 4-Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad 21-14, 21-9.

Doubles, final: 2-Nikhilshyam Sriram/ Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad bt 1-Abi Amudhan S/ Nihal Naik (1) 21-10, 21-17. Semifinals: 1-Abi Amudhan S/ Nihal Naik bt 3-Anirudh Rajeev/ Saketh Upadhya 12-21, 24-22, 21-18; 2-Nikhilshyam Sriram/ Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad bt 4-Bhargav S/ Nithin HV 21-15, 21-18.

Women: singles, final: 1-Ruth Misha V bt 4-Shivani Pathi 21-17, 21-8. Semifinals: 1-Ruth Misha V bt 3-Savita RN 12-21, 21-13, 21-14; 4-Shivani Pathi bt 2-Meghana Kulkarni 21-14, 13-5 retd.

Girls: U-19: singles, final: 7-Shivani Pathi bt 1-Ramya CV 21-14, 14-21, 21-12. Semifinals: 1-Ramya CV bt 3-Prerana NS 21-10, 20-22, 21-10; 7-Shivani Pathi bt 2-Jayashree G 21-10, 21-13.

Mixed doubles: final: 2-Abhinand  Shetty/ Sangeetha Mari bt 3-Karthikey K/ Varsha Belawadi 21-15, 21-13. Semifinals: 3-Karthikey K/ Varsha Belawadi bt 1-Kiran Kumar G/ Bhavya Krishnan (1) 16-21, 21-19, 21-16; 2-Abhinand Shetty/ Sangeetha Mari  bt 5-Mukul Arora/ Savita RN 21-13, 21-19.

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