Drithi claims double crown

Drithi claims double crown

Drithi Yatheesh won two titles in the girls' category at the Ramaiah Rajan memorial State-ranking junior and sub-junior badminton tournament on Tuesday.

The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) shuttler won the under-19 and the under-17 singles titles, beating Medha Shashidharan of the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports (DYES) in both the title rounds.

Drithi won the under-19 final 21-15, 21-17 while wrapping up the under-17 crown with a 21-10, 21-13 win over the same opponent.

Later, Medha combined with Keerthana P Shroff to beat Kriti Bharadwaj and Tanya Hemanth in the under-17 doubles' final 21-19, 16-21, 21-19.

Nithin HV claimed the boys' U-17 singles title after beating Pruthvi Roy K 21-17, 21-9 in the final.

Results (All finals): Boys: U-19: Singles: Shamanth Rao Kidiyoor bt Srikar Rajesh 21-19, 14-21, 21-17.

Doubles: Nithin HV/ Sai Prateek K bt Abi Amudhan S/ Ganesh Vittalji 21-10, 21-13.

U-17: Singles: Nithin HV bt Pruthvi Roy K 21-17, 21-9.

U-15: Singles: Suhas V bt Naren S Iyer 21-18, 21-19.

Doubles: Chiranjeevi Reddy S/ Suhas V bt Kishal Ganapathy/ Saneeth S Dayanand 21-10, 21-12.

U-13: Singles: Tushar Suveer bt Anish M 21-15, 23-25, 21-18. Doubles: Sumukh GS/ Tushar Suveer bt Adithya Pradeep/ Satvik Shankar 21-18, 18-21, 21-14.

Girls: U-19: Singles: Drithi Yatheesh bt Medha Shashidharan 21-15, 21-17.

U-17: Singles: Drithi Yatheesh bt Medha Shashidharan 21-10, 21-13.

Doubles: Keerthana P Shroff/ Medha Shashidharan bt Kriti Bharadwaj/ Tanya Hemanth 21-19, 16-21, 21-19.

U-15: Singles: Vijetha Harish bt Janani Ananthakumar 21-19, 21-13. Doubles: Shraddha Hegde/ Varsha Bhat bt Kisha Kothari/ Kushi Athreya 14-21, 21-17, 21-13. U-13: Singles: Neysa Cariappa A bt Karnika Sree S 20-22, 21-10, 21-9.

Doubles: Gayathri Rani Jaiswal/ Karnika Sree S bt Smriti Aggarwal/ Vibha Koundinya 21-9, 21-17.

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