Tirupur edges past Villupuram in TNBSL

Chennai: Tirupur Warriors defeated Vilupuram Falcon Feathers 4-3 in a close contest in the Tamil Nadu Badminton Super League (TNBSL) at the Fireball Academy here on Thursday.

The men’s doubles pair of Lokesh and Prasanth opened the scoring for the winner by beating Vilupuram’s Naveen and Vimalraj 15-10 15-8.

Mixed doubles combination of Velavan and Sania Sikkandar of Vilupuram then beat Senthivel and Anees Kowser 15-12 15-6 to draw level.
Sankar Muthuswamy of Tirupur then restored the one-point advantage for Tirupur with a straight-game win over Rithvik Sanjeevi.

Warriors then used its trump card on the junior mixed doubles duo of Arunesh and Anushiya. The pair got its side a bonus point, thanks to 15-10 15-10 success over Arun Sreevatsan and Deepta. In an inconsequential final match, Vilupuram used its trump card. S Kishore made sure his side cut the deficit to just a solitary point.

Results: Tirupur Warriors bt Vilupuram Falcon Feathers 4-3

Men’s doubles: Lokesh/Prasanth (TW) bt Naveen/Vimalraj (VFF) 15-10 15-8;

Mixed doubles: Velavan/Sania Sikkandar (VFF) bt Senthivel/Anees Kowser (TW) 15-12 15-6;

Junior boys singles: Sankar Muthuswamy (TW) bt Rithvik Sanjeevi (VFF) 15-6 15-14;

Junior mixed doubles: Arunesh/Anushiya (TW) bt Arun Sreevatsan/ Deepta (VFF) 15-10 15-10;

Men’s singles: S Kishore (VFF) bt Hari Vignesh (TW) 15-12 15-10.

NT Bureau