Karnataka's S.D. Prajwal Dev and C. Vasisht clinched the boys' under-16 and under-14 titles respectively in the Skyway AITA Talent series tennis tournament here on Friday.
Top-seeded Vasisht registered a 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2 win over second-seeded Babu Pranash (Tamil Nadu) in a keenly-contested encounter.
Fourth-seeded Varunya Chandrashekar shocked the third seed R. Sai Avanthika of Tamil Nadu 6-3, 6-2 to clinch the girls' under-16 crown. However, the Tamil Nadu girl made amends in the under-14 final, beating unseeded Prerna Kalwar of Karnataka 6-3, 6-2.
The results: Final: Boys: Under-16: S.D. Prajwal Dev (Kar) bt Sammud Sharma (TN) 6-0, 6-0.
Under-14: C. Vasisht (Kar) bt Babu Pranash (TN) 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-2.
Girls: Under-16: Varunya (Kar) bt R. Sai Avanthika (TN) 6-3, 6-2.
Under-14: R. Sai Avantika (TN) bt Prerna Kalwar (Kar) 6-3, 6-2.
Boys under-12 (best-of-11): P.M. Pramukh (Mys) bt M.S. Darshan (Mys) 6-1.
Girls under-12 (best-of-15): Sanah Javed (B'lore) bt Trupthi (Mys) 8-3. Children Under-10: P. Vishal (Mys) bt Shauriya Piplani (Del) 8-5 .
Sindhu in semis
At Belgaum, Prakash Padukhone Badminton Academy's Sindhu Bharadwaj and local girl Meghana Kulkarni advanced into the semifinals of the under-19 and under-17 girls' singles in the Belgaum 3 Star Karnataka State-ranking badminton tournament at the Belgaum Club courts on Friday. The duo in tandem also advanced into the title clash in both the doubles as well.
The results: Boys: U-17 Singles: Pre-quarterfinals: Hemanth Gowda bt Madhusudhan 23-21, 21-19; Anish Upadhye bt Rahul Shenoy 21-18, 21-19; H.R. Vasantha Kumar bt Sagar Saunshi 21-19, 22-20; Sooraj Saunshi bt Kiran 22-20, 21-16; Rajat Ramagonda bt Loksainath K 20-22, 21-13, 21-13; Akhilesh Moktali bt Kiran Kumar 21-14, 21-17; Rohit Karnatak bt Yash Amrut Lad 21-14, 21-11; Akash Anvekar bt Mahesh Kumar 21-14, 18-21, 21-15. U-19 Singles: Pre-quarterfinals: Nishanth Murthy bt Madhusudhan M 25-23, 22-20; Loksainath K bt Mahesh Kumar 21-18, 26-28, 21-10; Kiran Mouli bt Shubham Vivek Pawar 21-14, 21-11; Kiran Kumar bt Sooraj Saunshi 23-21, 14-21, 21-17; Hemanth Gowda bt Kiran M 21-14, 21-12; Rohit Karnatak bt Vasantha Kumar 21-10, 22-20; Rahul Shenoy bt Abheest Bekal, 21-14, 21-15; Goutham Bhat bt Rajat Ramagonda 23-21, 21-15.
Girls: U-17 Singles: Quarterfinals: Savita bt Rajnigandha Phatak 21-13, 21-10; Rachita Patil bt Rachna Angol 21-3, 21-4; Meghana Kulkarni bt Mernaz Irani 21-19, 21-19; Sindhu Bhardwaj bt Harshala Dinkar 21-8, 21-9. U-17 Doubles: Semifinals: Meghana Kulkarni & Sindhu Bhardwaj bt Harleen Bajwa & Rhea Anant Kadolkar 21-3, 21-9; Harshala Dinkar,& Sneha Sarwad bt Mernaz Irani & Savita 21-10, 21-15. U-19 Singles: Quarterfinals: Meghana Kulkarni bt Mernaz Irani 21-11, 21-7; Rachita Patil bt Sneha Sarwad 21-9, 21-5; Harshala Dinkar bt Savita 21-7, 21-16; Sindhu Bhardwaj bt Shradha Nayak 21-6, 21-15. U-19 Doubles: Semifinals: Meghana Kulkarni & Sindhu Bhardwaj bt Harshala Dinkar,& Sneha Sarwad 21-5, 21-8; Mernaz Irani & Savita bt Sheetal Kulkarni & Tanvi 22-20, 21-15 .