Sub-Junior Badminton tourney: TN duo wins doubles title

Chennai: N Srinidhi and R Pravanthika won the title in the Girls Doubles category of the recently concluded Yonex-Sunrise All India Sub Junior (U-13) Ranking badminton tournament in Guntur.

The duo beat the fifth seeded pair of Manali Choudhary and Pragya Katara in straight sets, with a scoreline of 21-14 21-9. In the semi-finals, the pair had come up trumps against the Andhra Pradesh duo Fariha Shireen and Hothrisri Thatigutla, beating them 21-19 21-15.

This is the second National Ranking title that Srinidhi has won in 2018, having coming first in the the Sub Junior tournament in Hyderabad earlier this year. In Guntur, Srinidhi also reached the quarter-finals stage in Singles, losing to top seed Karnika Sree S in a very close match (19-21 21-18 23-25).

Srinidhi is a class 7 student of Vels Vidhyashram. She trains at Tejesh Sports Academy, under the guidance of former Indian international Aditya Elango.

NT Bureau