The sub-junior Ranking tournament close out, no laurels to Nagpur

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Srishty Sharon Image Courtesy: Sportku 30 Jul, 2018

The Yonex-Sunrise Sub-Junior Ranking Badminton Challenge 2018 concluded on Sunday. The tournament was held for the U-15 and U-17 category at the Divisional Sports Complex in Mankapur, Nagpur. The entire tournament was thrilling, and we have the latest updates on it. The All India Sub-Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2018, Nagpur results and scores are here.


Boy’s Singles Under-15


The voyage of the city ends with the defeat of third seed Rohan Gurbani, by fifth seed Pranav Rao Gandam with a 21-13, 14-21, 23-21 in the quarterfinals of boy’s singles. The match was dragged-out for 54 minutes where Telangana’s Pranav Rao stunned Rohan with his exceptional performance.


In the Boy’s singles Under-15 summit clash, top seed Pranav Rao lost the finals to second sees Sankar Muthusamy. Sankar clinched the title with a spectacular victory over Pranav 21-18, 21-11.


Girl’s Singles Under-15


The title for the Girl’s singles in the Under-15 category was clinched by the 3-year-old Tasnim Mir of Gujarat. The top seed defeated the sixth seed Anupama Upadhyaya with a 21-19, 21-10 in the decider match.


Boy’s Doubles Under-15


In the semi-finals of the boy’s doubles, the pair of top seed Pranav Rao and Sai Vishnu Pullela thwarted fifth seeds Sai Satya Sarvesh Yakala and Sataksh Singh by 21-10, 12-21, 21-14.


In the final match, the pair was drawn against second seeds Shivam Mehta and Pranav Sharma and whipped out them 21-13, 19-21, 21-13 in an easy play and clinched the title of boy’s doubles.


Girl’s Doubles Under-15


In the final hustle of the Girl’s doubles, Under-15 category, the trainees of Pullela Gopichand Academy, Tasnim and Meghana Reddy unified to upset the duo of Riya Habbu and Rhucha Sawant of Maharashtra by 22-21, 14-21, 21-15 and grabbed the doubles title.


Boy’s Singles Under-17


The title was lifted by top seed Maisnam Meirba of Manipur, who outwitted the second seed Sai Charan Koya in the decider match. This is the second straight title he grabbed after winning the junior ranking tournament at Cochin.


Girl’s Singles Under-17


Apart of Rohan, another player, Tara Shah from Maharashtra propelled her journey towards the semi-finals in the girl’s singles category. The Pune girl pulled off two conquests in the Under-17 category to reach the semi-finals. The young shuttler trains at Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy and she made it to the semi-finals through the qualification rounds.


In the Under-17 Girl’s singles summit clash, Aditi Bhatt won the title disappointing her rival, Taneesha Singh with 16-21, 21-13, 21-13 scoreline.


Boy’s Doubles Under-17


The title of the Under-17 boy’s doubles was lifted by the duo of Edwin Joy and Aravind Suresh. The pair outplayed their opponent combo of second seeds Ayush Raj Gupta and Shubham Patel in a thrilling match 21-7, 21-19.


Girl’s Doubles Under-17


In the Under-17 Girl’s doubles, the pair of Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto of Goa, bite the bullet against Treesa Jolly and Mehreen Riza. The Bhatt-Crasto duo outclassed their opponent and won the title in just two games 21-9, 21-13. The match was a walkover for the winners.


Mixed Doubles Under-17


Crasto won doubles, twice as she combined with Ishan Bhatnagar to join the final hustle of the Under-17 mixed doubles title.


One fascinating fact about the entire tournament was, three shuttlers including Tasnim Mir, Aditi Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto, won doubles titles each.


The ceremony of Prize distribution was held right after the finals. Arun Lakhani, president of Maharashtra Badminton Association (MBA) and vice-president of Badminton Association of India (BAI) was the chief guest.

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