City pair Asavari Khandekar and Nikkita Joseph won Under-17 girls doubles title in Yonex Sunrise 2nd Maharashtra Sub Junior State Selection Badminton Tournament organised by Nagpur District Badminton Association (NDBA) at Divisional Sports Complex on Saturday.In the final second-seeded duo defeated Anamika Singh and Shreeya Hudekar 21-18, 21-12 to win the title.
However, in the U-15 girls doubles event, they finished runners-up. They lost to Alisha Naik and Madhumita Narayan 20-22,17-21. Giant killer Kripi Sajwan emerged runners-up in Under-15 girls singles category. She went down to Hetal Vishwakarma 25-21, 12-21, 18-21 in three games.Results (all finals)
U-15 boys singles: Prajwal Sonawane (2) bt Pratham Wani 21-9 ,21-18 ; U-15 girls singles: Hetal Vishwakarma bt Kripi Sajwan 23-25 ,21-12, 21-18; U-15 boys doubles: Pratham Wani and Tejas Shinde (1) bt Prajwal Sonawane and Suveer Pradhan 21-13, 11-21 22-20 ; U-15 girls doubles: Aalisha Naik and Madhumita Narayan (2) bt Aasavari Khandekar and Nikkita Joseph (1) 22-20, 21-17; U-17 boys singles: Yash Suryavanshi bt Tanishq Saxena (2) 15-21, 22-20, 21-11; U-17 girls singles: Aarya Deshpande bt Hrissha Dubey 21-11, 21-17 ; U-17 boys doubles final: Arya Thakore and Dhruv Thakore (1) bt Atharva Joshi and Vir Saraiya 21-11, 21-10.
U-17 girls doubles: Aasavari Khandekar and Nikkita Joseph (2) bt Anamika Singh and Shreeya Hudekar 21-18, 21-12 . U-17 mixed doubles: Arya Thakore and Hrissha Dubey (1) bt Sri Harsha Jalumuru and Prerana Alvekar 21-12 21-17 .