Our Sports Correspondent
Ludhiana, November 16
Rupinder Kaur of Ludhiana proved her mettle as she wrapped up two titles (girls’ singles U-17 and 19) in the Open Junior Punjab Badminton Championship that concluded at Shastri Hall near the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.
In the Under-17 category, Rupinder Kaur got the better of Vanshika Tandon from Patiala in three sets. She lost the opening game 16-21, but bounced back in the next one to win it 21-12 and went on to stitch the deciding game also though narrowly 21-19 to fetch the title.
However, in girls’ final (U-19), Rupinder faced a little challenge from Vanshika, whom she edged out in straight sets (21-16, 21-13) to win her second title.
Mamta Ashu, former councillor, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, distributed the prizes. MS Grewal and Vinod Vatrana, vice-president and finance secretary, respectively, of the Punjab Badminton Association were the guests of honour at the prize distribution function.
Office-bearers of the District Badminton Association, Ludhiana, players and their parents were also present.
Boys’ singles (U-19): Rhitvik Mohanty of Sangrur beat Anuj Gupta of Jalandhar 22-20, 14-21 and 21-8
Boys’ singles (U-17): Parth Soni of Jalandhar beat Lakshay Sharma of Ludhiana 21-14, 21-8.
Boys’ doubles (U-19): Lakshay Singhal and Mitaksh Gandhi of Ludhiana beat Saatvik Mahajan of Amritsar and Anuj Gupta of Jalandhar 21-11, 22-20.
Boys’ doubles (U-17): Sehaj Bhardwaj and Sunnidhiya of Ludhiana beat Garv Chawla of Amritsar and Ankit Soni of Jalandhar 21-15, 21-4.
Girls’ singles (U-19): Rupinder Kaur of Ludhiana beat Vanshika Tandon of Patiala 21-16, 21-13.
Girls’ singles (U-17): Rupinder Kaur of Ludhiana beat Vanshika Tandon of Patiala 16-21, 21-12 and 21-19.
Girls’ doubles (U-19): Prerna Dawar and Siya Sharma of Ludhiana beat Vanshika Tandon of Patiala and Anmol of Sangrur 21-17, 14-21 and 25-23.
Girls’ doubles (U-17): Prerna Dawer and Sant Kaur of Ludhiana beat Rupinder Kaur and Siya Sharma of Ludhiana 22-24, 21-8 and 21-15.
Mixed doubles (U-19): Rhitvik Mohanty and Anmol of Sangrur beat Mitaksh Gandhi of Ludhiana and Maulika Rajput of Jalandhar 21-16, 21-15.
Mixed doubles (U-17): Sehaj Bhardwaj and Manroop Kaur of Ludhiana beat Agrim Kapila and Pramila of Ludhiana 21-7, 21-13.
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