Saturday, February 5, 2011

PV Sindhu, Saurabh Verma win Sr. Ranking Atul tourney

P.V. Sindhu & Saurabh Verma emerged the winners in the womens & mens singles events of the Senior Ranking Badminton tournament conducted at Atul, Gujarat from 31-Jan to 4-Feb-2011.

Sindhu overcame the challenge of Sayali Gokhale in the womens singles finals, defeating the Pune girl 21-14, 21-12, while Saurabh Verma defeated B. Sai Praneeth in a tough 3-set encounter 11-21 21-15 21-19.

In the mens doubles B.Sai Praneeth again had to be content being the Runner-up.The winning pair of Akshay Dewalkar & Arun Vishnu defeated K.Nandagopal & B.Sai Praneeth by a score of 21-11, 21-17.

In the womens doubles P.Jyotsna & P.V.Sindhu claimed the title defeating Meenakshi Nair & Mohita Sahdev by 21-14, 21-11. Thus Sindhu claimed two title wins, having also won the womens singles.

In the mixed doubles, in what was one of the toughest finals of the day, Aparna Balan & Arun Vishnu defeated P.Jyotsna & Akshay Dewalkar by a score of 24-22, 17-21, 21-17. Arun Vishnu thus completed a double title having won the mens doubles also.

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