Hegde rallies to beat Janani

Hegde rallies to beat Janani

Trisha Hegde of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy was made to toil hard for her opening round win at the PSM State-ranking junior and sub-junior badminton tournament here on Tuesday.

After losing the opening game to Janani Ananthakumar of I-Sports, the top seed came back strong to clinch the tie 15-21, 21-10, 21-11 in the girls’ under-17 category.

In another game, Medha Shashidharan of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYES) got the better of Stella D 21-5, 21-5 to advance  to the next round. In the girls’ under-15 category, top seed Kriti Bharadwaj of the DYES hardly broke sweat and recorded a comfortable 21-11, 21-12 win over Sohini Kayal.