Bangalore: Second-seeded Rohan Castelino and top-seeded Monisha Vinayak won the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively in the First Five Star State-ranking badminton tournament which concluded at the Gurukuls Academy here on Thursday.
In a closely contested final, Rohan Castelino upset top-seeded S.D.S. Krishna 23-21, 21-14 to lift the trophy. In the women’s final, Monisha Vinayak justified her top-billing and defeated Soumya Padhye 21-18, 21-9.
Meanwhile K.P. Vasanth Kumar bagged a double in the veterans’ event, winning the singles and doubles titles.
The results (all finals): Men’s singles: Rohan Castelino bt S.D.S. Krishna 23-21, 21-14; Doubles: Guruprasad & Vineet Manuel w/o Adarsh Kumar & Anup Kiran. Women’s singles: Monisha Vinayak bt Soumya Padhye 21-18, 21-9. Veterans: Men’s singles: K.P. Vasanth Kumar bt Jayaram Pai 21-17, 21-8; Doubles: Vasanth Kumar & Jayaram Pai bt P.R. Harish & S.K.B. Naidu 21-12, 21-8.