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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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.