New Delhi, 28 Nov 2015: In the eagerly awaited Delhi finals of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship at Thyagaraj Stadium, Dhruv Rawat emerged victorious after a grueling match defeating S. F. Vasu in straight sets 21-18, 21-8 in Boys Singles U-17 category and secured his place in the final tournament. Not only this, the top seed Dhruv Rawat also played U-15 Boys Singles matches and defeated Gautam 21-17, 14-21, 21-10. In Girls Singles U-17, in an exciting match, Priyanka Kanwal beat Likhita Srivastava in a gruelling 3 sets with scores 20-22, 21-17, 21-11. Winners of the other categories including U-9, 11, 13, 15 in both boys and girls are set to give tough competition to other top seeds from other zones. Details with scores are as follows:
Boys Singles U-9
Devang Tomar (seed 5) displayed a calm and composed game to defeat 3rd seed Ansh Negi in straight sets 21-16, 21-18.
Girls Singles U-9
Unseeded Mansa Rawat continued her winning streak and lifted the trophy by beating top-seed Vartika Singh in a 3-set match with scores 22-20, 13-21, 21-13.
Boys Singles U-11
5th seed Chirag Khatri defeated 2nd seed Raghav with scores 11-21, 21-14, 21-14.
Girls Singles U-11
2nd seed Anupama Upadhyaya defeated top-seed Anya Chauhan in straight sets 21-8, 21-19.
Boys Singles U-13
Top-seed Shubham Patel dominated the match against Bharat (seed 5/6) and made a strong comeback to victory after losing the first set. Scores:- 14-21, 21-16, 21-4.
Girls Singles U-13
3rd seed Durva Gupta beat 2nd seed Sneha Rajwar in straight sets 21-16, 21-13. Durva displayed great focus and determination to outplay her opponent.
Boys Singles U-15
Top seed Dhruv Rawat defeated Gautam 21-17, 14-21, 21-10.
Girls Singles U-15
6th seed Durva Gupta beat 4th seed Sneha Rajwar in one more dual and emerged victorious with scores 21-18, 21-13.
The action will continue in the next leg of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship with launch in Chandigarh starting December 9, 2015. With this, PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship will have its top forty (40) shuttlers for the finale.