Anup completes a double

BANGALORE: M.D. Anup Kiran completed a double, when he won the boys' under-16 singles title in the Wearhouse State-ranking badminton championship here on Saturday.

The promising State junior, who won under-19 title on Friday, defeated Prakash Jolly 21-19, 21-9 for his second crown.

R.N. Suraj claimed the boys' under-13 singles title with a 21-18, 19-21, 21-10 win over Hiamnshu Kotbagi.

In the women's singles, Ashwini Ponnappa will meet Saumya Padhye. Ashwini was in her element as she beat Varsha Belwadi 11-7, 11-6. Saumya accounted for Monisha Vinayak in the other semifinals.

The results:

Boys: Finals: Under-16: M.D. Anup Kiran bt Prakash Jolly 21-19, 21-9; Under-13: R.N. Suraj bt Himanshu Kotbagi 21-18, 19-21, 21-10.

Men: Semifinals: Utsav Prakash bt Sashank Achar 17-15, 15-1; D. Guru Prasad bt Adip Nayak 15-2, 15-1.

Doubles: D. Guru Prasad & Vineet Manuel bt B.S. Phalgun & Sashank Achar 15-11, 15-0; Adip Nayak & Sashank Sastry bt S. Krishnakumar & Yeshu Kumar 15-8, 15-17, 15-4.

Women: Ashwini Ponnappa bt Varsha Belwadi 11-7, 11-6; Saumya Padhye bt Monisha Vinayak 11-7, 11-1.

Veterans: Ashok Raman bt K. Nagaraj 15-2, 15-8; Vinay Siddaraj bt Mendoz 15-1, 15-3.

Doubles: Ramakrishna & Vasanth Kumar bt Sidney Frank & N. Srinivas 15-6, 15-8.

Udupi posts two wins

Udupi scored two convincing victories in the girls section of the Junior Inter district volleyball championship in progress at the Sri Vidya Ganapathi Educational trust grounds, Kothathi (Mandya District) here on Saturday.

Udupi girls first downed Bagalkot 25-19, 25-15 and then returned to the courts later to overwhelm Koppal 25-12, 25-17.

Bangalore Urban scored a straight set victory over Dakshina Kannada at 25-13, 25-19 while Bangalore Rural came a cropper against Shimoga losing 17-25, 12-25.

Othe results: Girls: Bijapur bt Dharwad 25-16, 25-17; Mandya bt Shimoga 25-14, 25-21; Mysore bt Dharwad 25-12, 25-10.