City shuttlers Nikkita Joseph and Asavari Khandekar claimed Under-15 girls doubles title in Yonex Sunrise Maharashtra Sub Junior Inter District & Open State Championships, 2019 at Thane on Sunday.
However another city shuttlers Aditi Sadhankar and Aditi Tadas finished runners-up in Under-17 girls doubles event. Aditi Sadhankar emerged runners-up in Under-17 mixed doubles event also.
Nikkita Joseph and her partner Asavari Khandekar defeated Alisha Naik-Madhumita Narayan in three games. After losing first game 13-21, city pair gave some tough fight to their opponents in the second game and ultimately won it 22-20. In the decider they turned the tables on the opponent 21-13 to lift the crown.
However in the Under-17 doubles final, Aditi Sadhankar- Aditi Tadas lost to Rucha Sawant-Riya Habbu 18-21, 14-21. In the mixed doubles event Aditi Sadhankar and her partner Dhruv Thakore lost to Arya Thakore-Hrissha Dubey 11-21, 13-21.
Nagpur results ( all finals)
U-15 girls doubles : Aasavari Khandekar- Nikkita Joseph bt Aalisha Naik-Madhumita Narayan 13-21, 22-20, 21-13 U-17 girls mixed doubles: Arya Thakore-Hrissha Dubey bt Dhruv Thakore-Aditi Sadhankar 21-11, 21-13 U-17 girls doubles : Rhucha Sawant – Riya Habbu bt Aditi Sadhankar-Aditi Tadas 21-18, 21-14
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