Meghana bags under-15 title in Telangana badminton championship

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U-15 girls winner M Meghana Reddy during the finals.

Hyderabad: City girl and top seed M Meghana Reddy clinched the under-15 girls title overcoming city mate A Abhilasha 21-15, 19-21, 21-15 in a tight final encounter at the 3rd Telangana State Sub-Junior (boys and girls) for under-15 and under-17 badminton championship at Sri Fit Pro Badminton House in Serlingampally on Sunday.

Meanwhile, P Sai Vishnu of Ranga Reddy emerged boys champion after he was given a walkover in his final match against third seed G Pranav Rao.

However it was a sad ending for Meghana, who was looking for a double after suffering an upset 21-16, 18-21, 21-15 loss to unseeded Keyura Mopati in the under-17 girl’s summit clash. M Tharun of Khammam defeated Ranga Reddy’s P Vishnuvardhan Goud 22-20, 21-19 to claim the under-17 boy’s title.

In the under-17 doubles, B Navaneeth of Medak and city’s P Vishnuvardhan Goud thumped Khammam duo K Prashanth-M Tharun 23-21, 21-13 to lift the boys crown. On the other hand, Ranga Reddy girls A Shika and K Bhargavi emerged doubles girls champions with a comfortable 21-11, 21-14 win against city girls K Sresta Reddy and S Vaishnavi.

Results (All Finals):

U-15: Singles:

Boys: P Sai Vishnu (RR) bt G Pranav Rao (3) (RR) walkover;

Girls: M Meghana Reddy (1) (HYD) bt A Abhilasha (HYD) 21-15, 19-21, 21-15;

Doubles:

Boys: G Pranav Rao/P Sai Vishnu (1) (RR) bt K Bhargava Reddy, (KHM)/P Saketh Reddy (NGL) 21-12, 21-18;

Girls: A Shika/K Bhargavi (RR) bt K Sresta Reddy/S Vaishnavi (HYD) 21-11, 21-14;

U-17: Singles:

Boys: M Tharun (KHM) bt P Vishnuvardhan Goud (RR) 22-20, 21-19;

Girls: Keyura Mopati (HYD) bt M Meghana Reddy (2) HYD, 21-16, 18-21, 21-15;

Doubles: B Navaneeth (MDK)/P Vishnuvardhan Goud (HYD) bt K Prashanth/M Tharun (KHM) 23-21, 21-13;

Girls: G Srivedya/Y Sai Shreya (MDK) bt Ashritha K (KHM)/Poojitha G (RR) 21-10, 21-13.