Ayaan, Harsh, Ritika, Janhavi, Yash, Sakshi, Nidhi, Anish claim double crowns
PANAJI: Ayaan Shaikh, Harsh Mane, Ritika Chelluri, Janhavi Mahale, Yash Halarnkar, Sakshi K, Nidhi Desai and Anish Kamat secured double crowns each, at the State Ranking Badminton Tournament for Sub Juniors and Juniors organised by Panjim Warriors Club in collaboration with Goa Badminton Association and the Sports Authority of Goa.
In the finals held at Indoor stadium, Campal, Panaji, Advait Balakrishnan, Parasmay Shenoy, Sagun Singh, Yash Desai, Jiya Kamat, Vedant Chauhan, Dhiti Lotlikar, Aryan Kumar and Minoshka Pereira were the other title winners during the four day State Ranking tournament powered by Adidas Badminton and Parama Heartbeat Sports.
Ayaan, seeded number three in the tournament, was in scintillating form, emerging winner in Junior Boys Under 19 Singles and doubles categories.
Following his upset win over top seed Nishant Shenai in the semi finals, Ayaan replicated his fine touch to register another upset 21-11, 23-21 win over second seed Anish Kamath in the Junior Boys Finals. In Junior Boys Doubles, Ayaan along with his partner Yash Halarnkar recorded a thrilling 13-21, 21-19, 24-22 win over Aryaman Saraf / Chetan Magdum in a thrilling doubles finals.
Harsh Mane was equally impressive in the sub junior category. The top seed who is ranked number 11 in India, defeated number two seed Yash Desai in Sub Junior U15 Boys finals with a 21-14, 23-21 score line. Harsh and Yash teamed up to lift the U15 Doubles title with a 21-18, 21-18 win over Shaheen C.K / Pranav Naik. Aarush Pawaskar.
Richard De Souza (IFS), Victor Vaz, National Director – Special Olympics, Anura Prabhu Desai, India International Player, Narahar Thakur (GBA President), Sandeep Heble (GBA Secretary), Tournament Directors Wayne Fernandes and Parag Chauhan, Hilary Fernandes (Sports Promoter), and Panjim Warriors Club members Darwin Barreto, Rakesh Mallya, Schubert Colaco, Supriya Kuchelkar, Deepak Mayenkar and Dattaprasad Parab, Vinayak Kamat (Techniucal advisor) and Anar Singbal (Referee) graced the finals among others. Following are finals results:
U13 Boys Singles – Aarush Pawaskar bt Advait Balakrishnan 21-14, 23-21
U13 Girls Singles – Ritika Chelluri bt Sagun Singh 21-14, 21-8
U15 Boys Singles – Harsh Mane bt Yash Desai 21-14, 23-21
U15 Girls Singles – Sakshi K bt Sriya Saraf 21-14, 21-10
U17 Boys Singles – Anish Kamath bt Harsh Mane 21-11, 21-11
U17 Girls Singles – Nidhi Desai bt Synnovia D’ Souza 21-12, 19-21, 21-18
U19 Boys Singles – Ayaan Shaikh bt Anish Kamat 21-11, 23-21
U19 Girls Singles – Janhavi Mahale bt Pratistha Shenoy 21-13, 21-8
U13 Boys Doubles – Advait Balakrishnan / Parasmay Shenoy bt Sparsh Kolwalkar / Shriram Bhandankar 21-19, 21-10
U13 Girls Doubles – Ritika Chelluri / Sagun Singh bt Priyanka Karcal / Crisanne D’ Sa 21-11, 21-12
U15 Boys Doubles – Harsh Mane / Yash Desai bt Shaheen C.K / Pranav Naik 21-18, 21-18
U15 Girls Doubles – Jiya Kamat / Sakshi K bt Nyssa Dhupdale / Synnovia D’ Souza 21-11, 21-18
U17 Boys Doubles – Vedant Chauhan / Anish Kamath bt Chirag Mahale / Sarvadnya Khandeparkar 21-12, 21-10
U19 Boys Doubles – Ayaan Shaikh / Yash Halarnkar bt Aryaman Saraf / Chetan Magdum 13-21, 21-19, 24-22
U19 Girls Doubles – Janhavi Mahale / Dhiti Lotlikar bt Synnovia D’ Souza / Nyssa Dhupdale (Conceded)
U17 Mixed Doubles – Aryan Kumar / Minoshka Pereira bt Salil Deshpande / Janhavi Mahale 21-9, 21-15
U19 Mixed Doubles – Yash Halarnkar / Nidhi Desai bt Nishant Shenai / Pratistha Shenoy 21-19, 21-10