Double crowns for Harsh, Shaheen, Sparsh, Aarush, Advait, Nidhi, Tejan, Ritika
MARGAO: In an electrifying display of badminton prowess at the State Badminton Ranking Tournament organised by BPS Sports Club at Navelim, Ayaan Shaikh emerged victorious in an enthralling Men’s Singles final, defeating Nishant Shenai in a nail-biting encounter which went down to the wire.
Ayaan maintained his composure in the closing stages of both sets to seal an exciting victory with a scoreline of 21-19, 28-26 and clinch his maiden title in the Men’s singles section.
Sakshi K dominated the first set in the Women’s Singles final at 14-8, facing off against top seed Janhavi Mahale. In an unfortunate turn of events, Janhavi had to retire due to injury, handing the victory to Sakshi K, who displayed exceptional skills throughout the tournament, claiming four titles. Her other wins came in Girls singles U17 and U19 age groups, and in U17 Mixed Doubles.
The tournament, one of the selection tournaments for the West Zone and Nationals, was held under the aegis of Goa Badminton Association, the Sports Authority of Goa and South Goa District Badminton Association.
The Men’s Doubles final witnessed Arjun Fallary and Tejan Fallary putting on a remarkable performance against Parag Chauhan and Sushil Nayak.
The Fallary brothers emerged victorious with a convincing scoreline of 21-15, 21-14, showcasing their excellent coordination on the court. In the Mixed Doubles final, Tejan partnered with Lydia Barreto to take on Aryaman Saraf and Nidhi Desai, edging them out in an exciting 21-19, 21-14 win. In the Boys U11 Singles category, Michael Mare faced a tough challenge from Neil Punjani Bakshi. Nevertheless, Michael showcased tremendous determination and skill, winning the title with a score of 15-13, 15-7. Avni Khyalia delivered a dominant performance in the Girls U11 Singles final against Pragya Audi, winning 15-6, 15-3.
The U13 Boys Singles final proved to be a thrilling contest between Sparsh Kolwalkar and Ansh Chaurasia. Sparsh emerged victorious after a closely fought match, defeating Ansh with a scoreline of 25-27, 21-15, 21-6. Aaryaa Metry showcased her skills in an intense battle against Anaya Kamat in the U13 Girls Singles final, with the scoreline reading 21-15, 16-21, 21-18.
Aarush Pawaskar and Ritika Chheluri emerged U15 Boys and Girls singles winners with contrasting wins. While Aarush registered a dominant 21-9, 21-14 win over Advait Balakrishnan in Boys singles, Ritika emerged victorious after an intense battle against Shivanjali Thite, winning with a score of 21-19, 10-21, 21-17.
In one of the most anticipated matches of the day, Harsh Mane and Shaheen C K displayed exceptional coordination and skills in the U17 Boys Doubles final, defeating Arjun Bhagat and Yash Desai with a score of 21-18, 21-19. Harsh showcased his determination in the U17 Boys Singles final against Yash Desai, securing the title with a score of 21-18, 21-17.
In a captivating display of skills, Arjun Bhagat secured the U19 Boys Singles title by defeating Parth Joshi with a scoreline of 21-10, 21-16. Ashmeet Parsekar and Yash Desai excelled in Boys U19 Doubles, with a impressive 21-14 21-19 win over Parth Joshi and Shrijay Naik.
While Sakshi K won a quadruple crown, Harsh Mane, Shaheen C.K, Aarush Pawaskar, Sparsh Kolwalkar, Advait Balakrishnan, Nidhi Desai, Tejan Fallary and Ritika Chheluri were the other standout players of the day, securing double crowns each. Arnav Saraf (U13 BS), Dimple Revankar (U13 GD), Shivanjali Thite and Sufiya Shaikh (U15 GD), Shreya Mehta and Soumya Deshpande (U17 GD), Riya Haldankar (U19 GD) and Rudra Phadte (U19 Mixed Doubles) were the other players who emerged as winners. Following other players emerged in runners up place in their respective categories: Aadya Chaurasia, Aryaman Saraf, Isha Borkar, Jewel Abranches, Lakshita Sawal, Linesh Virnodkar, Malika Lobo, Niharika Parwar, Palak Ramnathkar, Rishi Pai Khot, Saanvi Audi, Shane D’Souza, Shrijay Naik, Synnovia Dsouza, Ved Shetye and Yousuf Shaikh.
Following are the finals results:
Ayaan Shaikh def. Nishant Shenai 21-19 28-26 .
Sakshi K def. Janhavi Mahale 14-8 Ret..
Arjun Fallary and Tejan Fallary def. Parag Chauhan and Sushil Nayak 21-15 21-14 .
Tejan Fallary and Lydia Barreto def. Aryaman Saraf and Nidhi Desai 21-19 21-14 .
Boy’s Singles U11
Michael Mare def. Neil Punjani Bakshi 15-13 15-7 .
Girl’s Singles U11
Avni Khyalia def. Pragya Audi 15-6 15-3 .
Boy’s Singles U13
Sparsh Kolwalkar def. Ansh Chaurasia 25-27 21-15 21-6 .
Girl’s Singles U13
Aaryaa Metry def. Anaya Kamat 15-12 14-16 20-18 .
Boy’s Doubles U13
Arnav Saraf and Sparsh Kolwalkar def. Ansh Chaurasia and Linesh Virnodkar 23-25 21-17 21-16 .
Girl’s Doubles U13
Aaryaa Metry and Dimple Revankar def. Niharika Parwar and Palak Ramnathkar 21-7 21-12 .
Boy’s Singles U15
Aarush Pawaskar def. Advait Balakrishnan 21-9 21-14 .
Girl’s Singles U15
Ritika Chelluri def. Shivanjali Thite 21-19 10-21 21-17 .
Boy’s Doubles U15
Aarush Pawaskar and Advait Balakrishnan def. Rishi Pai Khot and Ved Shetye 21-18 21-14 .
Girl’s Doubles U15
Shivanjali Thite and Sufiya Shaikh def. Isha Borkar and Jewel Abranches 21-10 21-8 .
Mixed Doubles U15
Advait Balakrishnan and Ritika Chelluri def. Shane D’Souza and Saanvi Audi 21-8 21-9 .
Boy’s Singles U17
Harsh Mane def. Yash Desai 21-18 21-17 .
Girl’s Singles U17
Sakshi K def. Ritika Chelluri 21-12 21-6 .
Boy’s Doubles U17
Harsh Mane and Shaheen C K def. Arjun Bhagat and Yash Desai 21-18 21-19 .
Girl’s Doubles U17
Shreya Mehta and Soumya Deshpande def. Aadya Chaurasia and Lakshita Sawal 21-12 21-14 .
Mixed Doubles U17
Shaheen C K and Sakshi K def. Yousuf Shaikh and Sufiya Shaikh 21-10 21-23 21-10 .
Boy’s Singles U19
Arjun Bhagat def. Parth Joshi 21-10 21-16 .
Girl’s Singles U19
Sakshi K def. Twinkle Sullad 21-3 14-0 Ret..
Boy’s Doubles U19
Ashmeet Parsekar and Yash Desai def. Parth Joshi and Shrijay Naik 21-14 21-19 .
Girl’s Doubles U19
Nidhi Desai and Riya Haldankar def. Malika Lobo and Synnovia Dsouza 21-15 21-17 .