Under-13 state Badminton selection tournament: Shravani clinch twin titles

August 13, 2019, Pune

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Shravani Walekar, from Nashik, swept aside top-seed Raksha Kandasamy, from Borivali, in the semi-final and went on to beat second-seed Naishaa Bhatoye, from Greater Mumbai, in the final to be crowned the U-13 girls’ singles champion at the Yonex Sunrise Maharashtra under-13 and under-10 state selection tournament at the Modern Sports Complex in Pune. Walekar also went on to win in the final of the doubles’ category later in the day. The top-seed team of Taarini Suri and Shravani Walekar defeated the second-seed team of Krisha Soni and Kunjal Mandlik 21-15, 21-16, in straight games.

In the boys under-13 final, Sarvesh Yadav, from Thane, beat local boy Aditya Tripathi in straight games to win the singles crown. It was a close encounter with just two points separating the duo at the end of the first game. Eventually, Yadav was able to give himself a comfortable lead towards the end of the final game as he ended up winning the match in straight games.

However, Yadav could not complete the double as him and his partner, Hrishikesh Jaydeokar, went down in the final of the under-13 doubles category against the second-seed team of Arjun Bhagat and Yashraj Kadam.

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