Abhishek, Poorvisha emerge champions

Abhishek, Poorvisha emerge champions

Winners of the State-ranking badminton tournament in Bangalore on Monday. Back row (From left): Abhishek Yeligar (U-19 boys), Siddarth S (U-16 boys), Mahima Agarwal (U-13 girls), Poorvisha S Ram (U-16 girls). Front row: Nikita Ramesh (U-10 girls), M Mohith (U-10 boys), Mithun Manjunath (U-13 boys) and Reshma Karthik (U-19 girls). DH PHOTO

Abhishek scored a convincing 21-14, 21-19 win over Rajas Jawalkar in the final at the Karnataka Badminton Association courts.

Abhishek took the first game pretty easily but had to ward off a stiff challenge from Jawalkar in the second game before winning the second game and the match.

It was day of double joy for Siddarth S, who won the boys’ under-16 singles and doubles crowns.

Siddarth eased out Harshith Agarwal 21-15, 21-16 in the singles final and then he teamed up with Harshith A to beat KV Rakshith and Jaswanth Gowda pair 21-14, 21-17 in the doubles summit clash.

In the girls’ section, Poorvisha S Ram, who lost to Mahima Agarwal in the under-19 final on Sunday, made amends for her miss by overpowering Reshma Karthik 21-12, 21-10 in the under-16 title round at the KBA courts on Monday.

Mahima Agarwal continued her good form as she defeated K Ashwini Bhat 21-19, 21-15 in the under-13 final to complete a grand double.

Mithun Manjunath outclassed Abhishek R 21-10, 21-10 to pocket boys’ under-13 title.

Results (all finals): Boys: U-19: Abhishek Yeligar bt Rajas Jawalkar 21-14, 21-19.
U-16: Siddarth S bt Harshith Agarwal 21-15, 21-16.
Doubles: Siddarth S/ Harshith A bt K V Rakshith/ Jaswanth Gowda 21-14, 21-17.
U-13: Mithun Manjunath bt Abhishek R 21-10, 21-10.
U-10: M Rohit bt Shivdeep J 21-15, 21-18.
Girls: U-16: Poorvisha S Ram bt Reshma Karthik 21-12, 21-10.
U-13: Mahima Agarwal bt K Ashwini Bhat 21-19, 21-15.
U-10: Nikita Ramesh bt Trisha Hegde 21-12, 21-15.

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