Pune: Host’s Maharashtra shuttlers finished on top by achieving a grand quadruple in the team event of the 57th National Schools Badminton Championship, at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex at Mhalunge-Balewadi, here on Wednesday.
On the second day of the championship, the hosts made the day memorable landing titles in the Under-19 and Under-17 boys and girls sections respectively. All titles were claimed with relatively easy 2-0 scorelines, barring the Under-19 girls section.
Likewise, the hosts managed two third place finishes with the Under-14 boys and girls winning their play-off matches against Chhatisgadh and West Bengal by identical 2-1 results.
In the Under-19 boys final Maharashtra fought off Haryana 2-0. Sudhanshu Medsikar won a tough encounter against Ketan Chehel 21-15, 12-21, 21-19 to put the hosts I the advantage before Abhishekh Kulkarni and Shlok Ramchandran beat the opponents duo Ketan/ Ashish Rathi 21-7, 21-7.
The distaff section, Maharashtra had to sweat before getting the better of Delhi 2-1 with Kalyani Limaye giving the hosts the lead and then Riya Pillai turning out to be the tie hero defeating Rajani 21-8, 21-8 in the deciding singles.
On the other hand, the Under-17 state boys rode on Kaushal Dharmamer’s heroics in the singles and doubles to get past Karnataka 2-0, while in the corresponding girls section the state put out Gujarat 2-0 with Revati Devasthale beating Anushka Parikh 21-17, 21-16 and then Lalita Katre and Swatika Bhute knocking out Anushka/ Rahi Doshi 21-18, 21-19.
Boys: Under-14, Final: Assam bt Puducherry 2-1 (A Gogoi bt Gyanendra 21-19, 21-16; Gogoi/ R Das lost to Sanjay Srivastav/ Shri Balaji 18-21, 17-21; R Das b Sanjay Srivastav 21-12, 22-20)
Third Place: Maharashtra b Chattisghad 2-1 (Hrishikesh Sakharpe lost to Shaurya Singh 15-21, 18-21; Hrishikesh Sakharpe/ Anush Kanetkar bt Shaurya/ Siddharth Singh 22-20, 21-9; Rushab Deshpande bt Ananya Gupta 21-13, 21-8)
Boys, Under-17: Maharashtra b Karnataka 2-0 (Kaushal Dharmamer bt Sankirth 21-9, 21-19; Kaushal/ Chirag Shetty bt Sankirth/. Madhusudan 21-16, 21-18)
Third Place: Delhi bt Assam: 2-0 (Utkarsh bt Rishav Sharma 17-21, 21-15, 21-14; Aarush/ Utkarsh bt Krishang/ Kashyap 22-20, 21-12)
Boys: Under-19, Final: Maharashtra bt Haryana 2-0 (Sudhanshu Medsikar bt Ketan Chehel 21-15, 12-21, 21-19; Abhishekh Kulkarni/ Shlok Ramchandran bt Ketan/ Ashish Rathi 21-7, 21-7)
Kerala bt Delhi 2-0 (Shyam Prasad bt Yash 21-10, 21-16; Vishnu Rajendran/ Balsubramanium bt Rushab/ Tushar 21-15, 22-20)
Girls: Under-14, Final: Delhi bt Karnataka 2-0 (Kanika bt Rachita Patel 21-13, 16-21, 21-18; Kanika/ Khushboo bt Apeksha/ Archana 21-18, 18-21, 21-13)
Third Place: Maharashtra bt West Bengal 2-1 (Dipti Ramesh lost to Riya Mukherjee 11-21, 12-21; Kalpita/ Anokhi b Riya/ Madhurima 21-17, 21-19; Kalpita Sawant bt Atreya 21-14, 21-12)
Girls, Under-17, Final: Maharashtra bt Gujarat 2-0 (Revati Devasthale bt Anushka Parikh 21-17, 21-16; Lalita Katre/ Swatika Bhute bt Anushka/ Rahi Doshi 21-18, 21-19)
Third Place: Assam bt Andhra Pradesh 2-0 (Harshita Chaliya bt Archana 21-14, 21-13; Harshita/ Megha bt Bhavani/ Manasa 21-7, 21-7)
Girls: Under-19, Final: Maharashtra b Delhi 2-1 (Kalyani Limaye bt Gauri 21-12, 21-4; Riya Pillai/ Shruti Mundada lost Ananya/ Sanskruti 23-25, 15-21; Riya Pillai bt Rajani 21-8, 21-8)
Third Place: Uttrakhand bt Chattisgadh 2-0 (Smruti bt Garima 21-12, 23-7; Smruti/ Medhana bt Deepali/ Vishwashri 21-18, 23-21).