PANAJI: The Goa University Inter Collegiate Badminton championship 2023-2024 for men and women was held at S.A.G. Indoor Stadium, Paddem from 18th to 28th July, 2023.
St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa won the women title and Goa Medical College, Bambolim won the men title. In the women finals St. Xavier’s College defeated Goa Medical College 3-1. Najida Shaikh defeated Sachi Kerkar 11-6,11-8,11-6; Stuti Shivani defeated Abigail Cunha 11-5, 6-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8; Arundhathi Ramesh defeated Leona Lobo 11-6, 11-3, 11-2; Najida Shaikh defeated Abigail Cunha 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10.
In the men’s finals Goa Medical College, Bambolim defeated Don Bosco College, Panjim 3-0. Maeron Pereira defeated defeated Ashwin Kunkolikar 11-8, 11-3, 14-12; Kartik Iyer defeated Shounak Paiginkar 11-4,11-3, 11-8; Darin Fernandes defeated Laban Menezes 11-6, 11-5, 11-5.
Best Player in Men and Women category was awarded to Kartik Iyer and Najida Shaikh respectively
St. Xavier’s College women team Najida Shaikh, Stuti Shivani , Leona Lobo, Claire Gomes, and Jewel Fernandes. Goa Medical College women team Sachi Kerkar, Abigail Cunha, Ravisha Kudchadkar, Arundhathi Ramesh and Siddhi Pawar.
Goa Medical College Men team Kartik Iyer, Maeron Pereira, Darin Fernandes, Anshul Sadhale and Rajnish Singh. Don Bosco College team Ashwin Kunkolikar, Shounak Paingin, Jai Madkaikar, Adam Gonsalves and Laban Menezes.