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ayush: Ayush Races To U-19 Crown | Bengaluru News

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Bengaluru: Ayush Shetty of Karnataka claimed his very first nationwide U-19 boys singles title at the Union Lender of India All India junior position badminton event right here on Friday.
Tenth seed Ayush, who lagged powering initially, showed ample focus to get the better of fifth seed Darshan Pujari of Maharashtra 21-14, 21-16 in the 33-minute remaining.
Tamil Nadu’s Rakshitha Sree S gained her maiden U-19 women singles crown without breaking a sweat just after her opponent Unnati Hooda of Haryana opted out of the ultimate. It was Rakshitha’s 2nd triumph on the all India junior circuit this calendar year. In January, she had bagged the U-17 singles and doubles titles in the Ashwani Gupta Memorial ranking tournament in Panchkula.
Ayush, 16, was hustled into glitches early in the match as Darshan ran up a comfy 10-5 direct and appeared established to run away with the game. But Mangaluru lad Ayush, who moved to the city a number of many years ago, clawed again into the match, closing in at 8-11 just before drawing stage at 14-14.
From then on, Ayush, a trainee at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, relied much more on patience, attacking when important and capitalising on Darshan’s unforced problems to go just one game up. “Darshan performed effectively in the 2nd activity but I managed to maintain the lead from the commencing. I shed a number of points towards the end as I was keen on finishing the match. But I held on to win,” explained Ayush, who had gained the Denmark junior title final calendar year.
Unnati, who is scheduled to take component in the Badminton Affiliation of India’s range trials for the Thomas & Uber Cup, Commonwealth Video games and Asian Online games, experienced resolved a few days back that she would forfeit the closing as she experienced to be in New Delhi properly in advance of time. “Her initially match in the trials is tomorrow. We couldn’t wait around until finally the last acquired more than as it would have meant really tiny relaxation for Unnati. So we determined on the walkover. Owning said that, the junior ranking event in Bengaluru turned out to be a very good apply session for Unnati,” her father Upkar Hooda told TOI.
Effects: Finals: Boys: 10-Ayush Shetty (Kar) bt 5-Darshan Pujari (Mah) 21-14, 21-16. Doubles: Darshan / Abhinav Thakur (Pnb) bt Nicholas Nathan Raj / Tushar Suveer (Kar) 21-19, 18-21, 21-19. Girls: Rakshitha Sree S (TN) w/o from Unnati Hooda (Har). Doubles: Vennala K / Shriyanshi Valishetty (TS) bt Gnanadha Karthikeyan / Sania Sikkandar (TN) 12-21, 21-19, 21-14. Mixed doubles: Mayank Rana (Har) / Nardhana VR (TN) bt Samarveer (Chg) / Radhika Sharma (Pnb) 21-17, 21-10.