India’s rising shuttlers Tanisha Crasto and Aditi Bhatt capped a memorable crusade with twin titles at the All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament in Panchkula on Sunday. This was the first of the two selection competitions for the BWF World Junior Championships to be held in Kazan, Russia, from October 7-13.
6th seed Aditi Bhatt, in girls singles, demonstrated steely nerves and versatility in her 22-20, 13-21, 22-20 prevail upon top seed Unnati Bisht. The match endured an hour and 18 minutes. This was the second continuous three-game match that Bhatt played in Panchkula following her 21-15, 14-21, 21-16 prevail upon seventh seed Aashi Rawat in the semi-finals.
Bhatt made it a double delight for herself when she collaborated with Tanisha Crasto to take the girl’s pairs title too. The second seeds raged once again from a moderate begin to squeeze out a 17-21, 21-19, 21-17 prevail upon seventh seeds Khushi Gupta and Drithi Yatheesh.
Tanisha Crasto discovered achievement in the double copies too, where she cooperated with Ishaan Bhatnagar to beat Dhruv Rawat and Trisha Hegde 20-22, 21-16, 21-13.
In boy’s doubles, the title went to fifth seeds Iman Sonowal and Yash Raikwar in an amazing outcome. The young men set up a splendid exhibition to annoy the top seeds Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam 21-12, 21-15.
Junior world No 15 Meiraba, the top seed, was relentless in his 21-12, 21-11 destruction of second seed Sathish Kumar K in the boy’s singles final. The in-form Manipuri shuttler, who won the White Night Junior a month ago, was tested just once in six matches this week when he dropped a game to eighth seed Sarath D in the quarter-finals.