MUMBAI : Energetic Aalisha Naik was the cynosure of all eyes as she went on to capture triple crown, winning the girls under-17, under-15 and under-13 singles titles on the concluding day of the Mumbai District badminton selection tournament, hosted by Goregaon Sports Club at their courts here.
Aalisha defeated Anamika Singh (22-20) in the under-17, but was taken the full distance by Gauri Kadam, before she triumphed (21-16, 9-21, ,21-11) in the under-15 , but in her under-13 age group she was simply too good for Siya Singh (21-15, 21-6) in the final.
Unseeded Sarthak Rokade,who was in line for a double, won the under-19 singles (21-16, 21-15), but against the speed and power of top seed Sushant Ravva, he went down fighting in three pulsuating games (10-21, 21-16, 21-15).
The men’s and women’s singles finals were rather tame affairs with the men’s top seed Kaushal Dharmamer as well as women’s top seed Kalpita Sawant establishing their domination over their respective opponents.
Kaushal thrashed second seeded Gaurav Rege 21-11, 21-7, but Kalpita did have to struggle a bit against stylish lefthander Pooja Devlekar before Kalpita triumphed 21-14 21-17.
Results (all finals):
Men’s singles: (1) – Kaushal Dharmamer bt (2)-Gaurav Rege 21-11, 21-7; Women’s singles: (1)- Kalpita Sawant bt (2)- Pooja Devlekar 21-14, 21-17; Girls U-19 singles: (1)- Nakshatra Hanchate bt (2)- Samriddhi Kshatriya 21-10, 21-12; Boys’ U-19 singles: Sarthak Rokade bt Yash Pawar 21-14, 21-19; Girls U-17 singles: Aalisha Naik bt Anamika Singh 22-20, 21-17; Boys U-17 singles: (1)- Sushant Ravva Bt Sarthak Rokade 10-21, 21-16, 21-15; Girls U-15 Singles: (2)-Aalisha Naik bt Gauri Kadam 21-16, 9-21, 21-11; Boys U-15 singles : (2) Siddharth Bhuta bt (1) Atharva Joshi 21-19, 21-16; Girls U-13 singles: (1) Aalisa Naik bt (2) Siya Singh 21-15, 21-6.
Boys U-13 singles: (2) Soham Phatak bt (1) Harsh Pawar 21-13, 21-16; Girls U-10 singles: Awantika Chaudhry bt Ketaki Thite 21-16, 21-15; Boys U-10 singles: Saanidhya Agarwal bt Zehan Masani 21-17, 21-8; Boys U-19 doubles: Akshan Shetty/Vikyath Bangera bt Aditya Reddy/Yash Pawar 21-12, 21-16; Mixed doubles: Arya Shetty/Sushrut Karmarkar bt Pooja Devlekar/Siddharth Nageshkar 18-21, 21-13, 21-15.