Tanushri Shadani is in line for a quadruple crown while Trisha Joshi is poised for a triple crown, at the Late Manohar Dhond Memorial State Sub Junior Badminton Ranking Tournament, organised in collaboration with Goa Badminton Association and the SAG, at Multipurpose stadium, Peddem.
Yash Desai, Harsh Mane, Rudra Dukle and Aryaman Saraf are vying for double crowns each. The thirteenth edition of the Late Manohar Dhond Memorial championship evoked a good response from players competing to make it into the Goa squad for the Sub Junior nationals to be held later this month in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh (U-13) and Bangalore (U-15).
In Under 13 Boys singles semi finals, Yash Desai was in cruise control against Rudra Phadte who he defeated 21-15, 21-11 while Harsh Mane who has been in fine form this season registered a commanding 21-7, 21-6 win over Sarvadnya Khandeparkar in the other semis.
In Under 13 Girls singles, Tanushri Shadani set up a title clash with Trisha Joshi. Tanushri defeated Synnovia D’ Souza 21-10, 21-3 in the semi finals while Trisha accounted for Siya Kolwalkar, winning 21-14, 21-12.
The Under 15 Girls finals will witness a similar repeat contest between Tanushri Shadani and Trisha Joshi.
In the semis, Tanushri defeated Jiya Kamat 21-11, 21-6 while Trisha registered a 21-8, 21-7 win over Rhea Kanji in the other semis.
In Under 15 Boys singles, Rudra Dukle will clash with Aryaman Saraf in the finals. In the semis, top seed Rudra defeated Yash Halarnkar 21-14, 21-10 while second seed Aryaman was made to work hard before registering a tense 19-21, 21-15, 22-20 win over Aashutosh Dhavalikar.
Following are the semi finals results in singles and doubles categories played:
Under 13 Boys Singles semi finals
Yash Desai bt Rudra Phadte 21-15, 21-11;
Harsh Mane bt Sarvadnya Khandeparkar 21-7, 21-6
Under 13 Girls Singles semi finals
Tanushri Shadani by Synnovia D’ Souza 21-10, 21-3;
Trisha Joshi bt Siya Kolwalkar 21-14, 21-12
Under 15 Boys Singles semi finals
Rudra Dukle bt Yash Halarnkar 21-14, 21-10;
Aryaman Saraf bt Aashutosh Dhavalikar 19-21, 21-15, 22-20
Under 15 Girls Singles semi finals
Tanushri Shadani bt Jiya Kamat 21-11, 21-6;
Trisha Joshi bt Rhea Kanji 21-8, 21-7
Under 13 Boys Doubles semi finals
Yash Desai / Harsh Mane bt Ashish Shirodkar / Pranav Naik 21-6, 21-6;
Rudra Phadte / Sarvadnya Khandeparkar bt Atharv Pednekar / Ashmeet Parsekar 21-18, 21-14
Under 13 Girls Doubles semi finals
Siya Kolwalkar / Soumya Lotlikar bt Sriya Saraf / Jiya Kamat 21-16, 21-18;
Tanushri Shadani / Trisha Joshi bt Siya Dhavaskar / Disha Dutta 21-7, 21-4
Under 15 Boys Doubles semi finals
Rudra Dukle / Aryaman Saraf bt Tejas Suthar / Samarth Kamat 21-6, 21-9;
Yash Halarnkar / Om Parodkar bt Aashutosh Dhavalikar / Aryan Kumar 16-21, 21-16, 21-16