Maharashtra Sub-Junior championships: NKBA shuttlers rises at top with 6 titles

August 28, 2019, Pune

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Players from Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) ruled the show as they clinched six titles out of nine at the Yonex Sunrise Maharashtra Sub- Junior Inter-District and Open State Championships, 2019, which concluded in Thane.

Rhucha Sawant, Riya Habbu, Dhruv Thakore, Arya Thakore, Suveer Pradhan, Pratham Wani and Tejas Shinde impressed as the NKBA trainees stamped their authority in respective categories.

It turned out to be a perfect outing for Suveer Pradhan who won his first state title while Rhucha Sawant returned home with a double crown. The tournament was a perfect confidence booster for Sawant, Habbu, Thakore and Arya who are in the first year of the Under-17 category. In the finals of the mixed doubles under-17 event, the pair of Arya Thakore from NKBA and Hrissha Dubey beat
Dhruv Thakore (NKBA) and Aditi Sadhankar with the score of 21-11, 21-13.

The finals of the girls singles under-17 event witnessed an all-NKBA action when Rhucha Sawant beat Riya Habbu 28-26, 21-19. In the boys doubles under-17 title clash, the NKBA pair of Dhruv Thakore and Arya Thakore defeated Tanishq Saxena and Ameya Khond with the score reading 21-10, 21-14.

Meanwhile in the girls doubles under-17 action, Rhucha Sawant and Riya Habbu beat Aditi Sadhankar and Aditi Tadas 21-18, 21-14. In the boys singles under-15 final, Suveer Pradhan from NKBA beat Prajwal Sonawane 18-21,21-14,26-24 to emerge victorious. The boys doubles under-15 final saw Pratham Wani and Tejas Shinde from NKBA beating Suveer Pradhan and Prajwal Sonawane 16-21, 21-11, 21-16.

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