City shuttlers Aarav Thakre and Fizza Akbani have been selected in the Maharashtra team for the State School National Badminton Championship during the State tournament held in Ahmednagar.
Both represent Doshi and Dayal Academy Wardhaman Nagar.
While Aarav is a student of MKH Sancheti Public School Besa, Fizza is the stu- dent of BVM.
In the semi-final, Aarav defeated Sairaj Nayse 21-15. but in the final he lost to Pritam Manihar 18-21
Similarly, Fizza Akbani defeated Riddhi Tidke (Nag- pur) 15-6, 15-7 in the quar- terfinal.
In the semis she lost to Sharayu Ranjane (Pune) 21- 16. In the third place match, she lost to Manasvi Chauhan 22-24.
Both trained under the guidance of international player and India junior coach Ajay Dayal.