MARGAO: Abhinav Garg, Tanvi Reddy Andluri, Tushar Suveer and Sreshta Reddy K. won singles titles as the curtains came down on the Yonex-Sunrise All India Sub Junior (U15 & 17) Ranking Badminton Tournament 2022 at Navelim, Goa.
Karnataka’s Tushar Suveer (seeded 11) enjoyed a thrilling win in the day’s first finals, overcoming Maharashtra’s Pranay Shettigar (seeded 3) in two closely fought sets to win the Under 17 Boys singles title. Tushar, who had earlier knocked out top seed Sanskar Saraswat and number 4 seed Dhruv Negi continued his giant-killing act to win the finals 21-18, 23-21 in 48 minutes.
The Under 17 Girls singles finals was a big roller coaster ride, where Telengana’s Sreshta Reddy K. defeated Haryana girl Jiya Rawat (7) 21-14, 16-21, 21-17 in 58 minutes.
Karnataka’s ninth seed Abhinav Garg had to fight hard to prevail over his compatriot Prateek Koundilya (2) in the boy’s singles finals in an edge-of-the-seat thriller that lasted 58 minutes. He won 20-22, 24-22, 21-18 to walk away with the U15 Boys singles title.
In the U15 Girls singles finals, Telengana’s Tanvi Reddy Andluri (seeded 5) succeeded in causing an upset when she beat top seed Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye (1), Maharashtra, 21-17, 21-16 in 39 minutes to seal the title.
The Under 15 Boys doubles was a showdown between the two top doubles pairs of the tournament. In one of the most awaited contests of the day, Telengana’s Showrya Kiran J. and Gnana Dattu, seeded number two, defeated top seeds Bjorn Jaison and Aathish Sreenivas P.V. from Kerala 21-19, 21-14 to secure the doubles title in 30 minutes.
On the other hand, the Under 17 Boys doubles was a see-saw battle that went the whole distance. After battling hard for 55 minutes, Tamil Nadu brother duo of Dev Ayyappan and Dhiren Ayyappan defeated Arsh Mohammad, UP, and Sanskar Saraswat, Rajasthan, 10-21, 21-18, 21-16 in three tight sets to secure an upset win over the number 8 seeds.
Both the Mixed Doubles in the Under 15 and 17 age categories went the similar three-set distance. Uttarakhand’s Suryaksh Rawat and Aanya Bisht seeded 2, faced stiff resistance from Mohmmad Ali Mir, Gujarat, and Tanvi Sharma, Punjab, before prevailing to a 21-17, 13-21, 21-12 in the Under 15 category.
In the Under 17 Mixed doubles finals, Arulmurugan R. and Srinidhi N., TN, def. Pranay Shettigar, MAH, and Ellora Koner, TS, 16-21 21-16 21-18 to win the title.
The Girls Doubles Under 15 title was won by Delhi girls Anushka Golash and Drishti Waldia, seeded three, who upset Medhavi Nagar and Baruni Parshwal (1), HAR, 21-17, 21-12. Tamil Nadu pairing of Srinidhi N. and Pravandhika R. secured the Girls U17 Doubles title with a comfortable 21-13, 21-15 win over Taarini Suri and Shravani Walekar, the pair from Maharashtra.
Navelim MLA Ullas Yashwant Tuenkar, Margao MLA Digambar Kamat, GBA Officials Narahar Thakur (President), Sandeep Heble (Secretary), K N Jaiswal (BAI Observer), Vinayak Kamat (Technical Advisor), Manoj Patil (North Goa District President) and Vivek Saraf (Referee) graced the finals among others. The eight-day national ranking tournament was organised by Goa Badminton Association under the aegis of the Badminton Association of India and in collaboration with the North Goa District Badminton Association and the Sports Authority of Goa. Following are the finals results:
Boys Singles Under 15
Abhinav Garg (9), KTK, def. Prateek Koundilya (2), KTK, 20-22 24-22 21-18 .
Girls Singles Under 15
Tanvi Reddy Andluri (5), TS, def. Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye (1), MAH, 21-17 21-16
Boys Doubles Under 15
Showrya Kiran J. and Gnana Dattu T.T 92)., TS, def. Bjorn Jaison and Aathish Sreenivas P.V. (1), KER, 21-19 21-14 .
Girls Doubles Under 15
Anushka Golash and Drishti Waldia (3), DLI, def. Medhavi Nagar and Baruni Parshwal (1), HAR, 21-17 21-12 .
Mixed Doubles Under 15
Suryaksh Rawat and Aanya Bisht (2), UTR, def. Mohmmad Ali Mir, GUJ, and Tanvi Sharma (2), PNB, 21-17 13-21 21-12 .
Boys Singles Under 17
Tushar Suveer (11), KTK, def. Pranay Shettigar (3), MAH, 21-18 23-21 .
Girls Singles Under 17
Sreshta Reddy K., TS, def. Jiya Rawat (7), HAR, 21-14 16-21 21-17 .
Boys Doubles Under 17
Dev Ayyappan and Dhiren Ayyappan, TN, def. Arsh Mohammad, UP, and Sanskar Saraswat (8), RAJ, 10-21 21-18 21-16 .
Girls Doubles Under 17
Srinidhi N. and Pravandhika R., TN, def. Taarini Suri and Shravani Walekar, MAH, 21-13 21-15 .
Mixed Doubles Under 17
Arulmurugan R. and Srinidhi N., TN, def. Pranay Shettigar, MAH, and Ellora Koner, TS, 16-21 21-16 21-18 .