PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship Season 2 Finals in Lucknow

PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship Season 2 Finals in Lucknow

Taneesha Singh lifts twin trophies in girls U-11 & U-13; Sonali and Siddharth victorious in under-17 finals of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship-Season 2 Lucknow

Lucknow, February 19, 2016: PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship Season 2 Lucknow Finals were concluded today at the Mini Sport Stadium, Gomti Nagar with adrenaline-pumping performances from young talented shuttlers.

In Boys Singles U-17 category, Siddharth Mishra from BBD UP Badminton Academy displayed control and determination by defeating Rajan Yadav in a nail-biting encounter and lifting the trophy with scores 25-23, 16-21, 21-13.

In Girls Singles U-15 category, Shruti Mishra defeated Sonali Dubey to emerge victorious with scores 19-21, 21-19, 21-18.

In Girls Singles U-17 category, the same duo started the finals battle and Sonali Dubey was announced the winner after Shruti could not play further because of health reasons.

In Boys Singles U-15 category, Abhinn Vasisht clenched the finals match by beating Prateek Srivastava with scores 21-14, 21-15.

Taneesha Singh from BBD UPBA displayed top skills and lifted twin trophies in Girls Singles U-11 & U-13 categories. Taneesha defeated Shivani Chodrey (21-6, 21-8) in under-11 finals & defeated Khushi Pant (21-13, 14-21, 21-19).

The tournament was organized by Sara Foundation (An organisation for the promotion of sports).  PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship has been approved by Badminton Association of India (BAI).

Details with scores are as follows:

Boys Singles Under-9
SemiFinals

Tanikesh Kashyap from K.D.M.A World Badminton Academy, def. Vansh Pratap Singh Karki from Shagun Gayatri Badminton Academy, 21-6 21-19.
Ujjawal Goyal from Dhar Little Shuttler Group, def. Manjeet Chaudhary from SURJEET SINGH ACADEMY, 21-7 21-8.

Final
Tanikesh Kashyap from K.D.M.A World Badminton Academy, def. Ujjawal Goyal from Dhar Little Shuttler Group, 21-4 21-10.

Girls Singles Under-9
SemiFinals

Antara Gupta def. Amna Ali from BBD UPBA, 21-10 21-8.
Pihu Negi from S.T. School, def. Gaurika from BBD UPBA, 21-10 21-6.

Final
Pihu Negi from S.T. School, def. Antara Gupta, 14-21 21-13 21-19.

Boys Singles Under-11
SemiFinals

Akash Singh from BBD UPBA, def. Aahan Pathak from SJA and K&S Academy, 21-15 21-14.
Neetesh Thakur from BBD UPBA, def. Kaustubh Mishra from BBD UPBA, 21-11 21-12.

Final
Akash Singh from BBD UPBA, def. Neetesh Thakur from BBD UPBA, 21-12 21-12.

Girls Singles Under-11
SemiFinals

Taneesha Singh from BBD UPBA, def. Kavya Kushwaha, 21-16 21-11.
Shivani Chodrey from Dhar Little Shuttler Group, def. Pihu Negi from S.T. School, 21-9 21-7.

Final
Taneesha Singh from BBD UPBA, def. Shivani Chodrey from Dhar Little Shuttler Group, 21-6 21-8.

Boys Singles Under-13
SemiFinals

Naman Ladkani from BBD UPBA, def. Karan Samantroy from BBD UPBA, 21-14 21-16.
Ansh Vishal Gupta (3) from BBD UPBA, def. Ashwini Singh from BBD UPBA, 19-21 21-9 21-16.

Final
Ansh Vishal Gupta (3) from BBD UPBA, def. Naman Ladkani from BBD UPBA, 19-21 21-12 21-10.

Girls Singles Under-13
SemiFinals

Taneesha Singh from BBD UPBA, def. Sadiya Khan from BBD UPBA, 21-12 11-1 Retired
Khushi Pant from BBD UPBA, def. Sakshi Asrani from TOMS ACADEMY, 21-14 21-18.

Final
Taneesha Singh from BBD UPBA, def. Khushi Pant from BBD UPBA, 21-13 14-21 21-19.

Boys Singles Under-15
SemiFinals

Abhinn Vasisht from Starsun Sports Badminton Academy, def. Bhawesh Pandey from Shagun Gayatri Badminton Academy, 14-21 21-11 23-21.
Prateek Srivastava from BBD UPBA, def. Ayush Raj Gupta (2) from BBD UPBA, 14-21 21-18 21-19.

Final
Abhinn Vasisht from Starsun Sports Badminton Academy, def. Prateek Srivastava from BBD UPBA, 21-14 21-15.

Girls Singles Under-15
SemiFinals

Shruti Mishra from BBD UPBA, def. Anusha Goel (1) from NOIDA STADIUM, 21-17 21-19.
Sonali Dubey from BBD UPBA, def. Ishita Pawar from Summer Valley School, 21-12 21-15.

Final
Shruti Mishra from BBD UPBA, def. Sonali Dubey from BBD UPBA, 19-21 21-19 21-18.

Boys Singles Under-17
SemiFinals

Siddharth Mishra from BBD UPBA, def. Md Tabrez (1) from SECRETARIATE SPORTS CLUB, 21-10 21-18.
Rajan Yadav from BBD UPBA, def. Prateek Srivastava from BBD UPBA, 17-21 21-11 21-12.

Final
Siddharth Mishra from BBD UPBA, def. Rajan Yadav from BBD UPBA, 25-23 16-21 21-13.

Girls Singles Under-17
SemiFinals

Sonali Dubey from BBD UPBA, def. Tanuja Sharma from SECRETARIATE SPORTS CLUB, 21-5 21-12.
Shruti Mishra from BBD UPBA, def. Anusha Goel from NOIDA STADIUM, 21-16 22-20.

Final
Sonali Dubey from BBD UPBA, def. Shruti Mishra from BBD UPBA, 11-10 Retired

The action will continue in the next leg of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship with launch in Guwahati.

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About Sara Foundation

Sara foundation is deeply engaged in scouting and promoting sports talent throughout the country. In recent times, the organization has been identifying many sports prodigies (Boys/Girls) and has been providing sustainable support to many young sports talent in the country.

Sara Foundation has designed a series of regional and national level sports activities in India for school children to help them participate and develop a SPORTS CULTURE. After winning many successes & accolades in recent times, currently the organization is organizing the much awaited national tournament- ‘PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship (JBC) 2016’.