City shuttler Ritika Thaker won Under-19 doubles title Yonex Sunrise Maharashtra State Junior Badminton Championship organised by Nagpur District Badminton Association (NDBA) at Subhedar Hall, here on Saturday.
Ritika and her Mumbai partner Simran singhi defeated Riya Kunjir-Taniksha Deshpande duo 21-12, 21-9 in straight two games to claim the title.
However in the mixed doubles final she and her partner Nabeel Ahmed lost to Rohan Thool and Simrani Singhi 21-19, 16-21, 17-21. In the under-19 boys singles, top seed Rahul Kanne set up a title clash with Rohan Thool. In the first semi-final, Kanne got the better of city’s Kirtesh Chuadhari 25-23, 21-11. Thool shocked second seed Suyog Lokhande 21-7, 21-10.
In the girls section, Tara Shah and Riya Habbu entered the final. While Tara defeated Hrissha Dubey 21-9, 21-17 Riya downed Riya Kunjir 21-17, 21-8.
The finals will be played on Sunday from 9 a.m. onwards followed by prize distribution function.
U-19 girls doubles final: Ritika Thaker and Simran Singhi, bt Riya Kunjir and Tanishka Deshpande 21-12 21-9 .
U-19 girs double semis: Ritika Thaker and Simran Singhi bt Rucha Sawant and Riya Habbu 21-11, 21-13 ; Riya Kunjir and Tanishka Deshpande bt. Saie Nandurkar and Siddhi Jadhav 22-20, 21-16
Mixed doubles final: Rohan Thool and Simran Singhi bt Nabeel Ahmed and Ritika Thaker 19-21, 21-16, 21-17 .
Mixed doubles semis: Nabeel Ahmed and Ritika Thaker bt Yash Shah and Tanishka Deshpande (1)13-21, 21-8, 21-4 ; Rohan Thool and Simran Singhi bt Sarthak Rokade and Mansee Kareker 21-12 ,21-13 .
U-19 boys singles SF: Rahul Kanne (1) bt Kirtesh Chaudhari 25-23, 21-11; Rohan Thool bt Suyog Lokhande (2) 21-7, 21-10 .
U-19 girls singles SF: Tara Shah, bt Hrissha Dubey 21-9, 21-17; Riya Habbu bt Riya Kunjir 21-17, 21-8 .
U-19 boys doubles SF: Harshal Jadhav and Yash Shah (2) bt Gandhar Nawale and Nabeel Ahmed 21-16, 22-20 ; Shantanu Pawar and Vedant Kale (1), bt Rohan Thool and Suyog Lokhande 21-19, 21-17 .
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