Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saili Rane wins Girls u-19 title

Thane girl Saili Rane overcame the tough challenge of arch-rival Tanvi Lad of Mumbai in the finals of Girls singles under-19 event at the Shree Ganga Dham All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament, at Haridwar-2011. Saili defeated Tanvi 21-10, 16-21, 21-15.

Earlier, in the semi-finals Saili had played out another tough match in which she defeated Gauri Ghate 21-19, 22-24, 21-18.

Saili also paired with Arathi Sara Sunil, in the Girls doubles u-19 event, to win her second title of the tournament, defeating G.Ruthvika Shivani & Poorvisha S.R. 21-13, 21-19 in the finals.


Saili played the 75th Senior National Badminton Championships, Rohtak-2010, and lost in the 3rd round against defending champion Trupti Murgunde, 21-10, 21-17.

Saili Rane joined forces with Air India team-mate Sanyogita Ghorpade in the 35th Junior Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship-2010, to win the SHAFI QUERESHI CUP (GIRLS), defeating teams from Assam, AP, and Maharashtra on their way to win the cup.

Saili Rane was the runner-up in the Girls Singles u-19 event at the 35th Junior National Badminton Championship-2010. She lost to P.V.Sindhu in the finals. Saili Rane was also the Semi-finalist in the girls doubles u-19 event partnering Sanyogita Ghorpade.

2nd seeded Saili lost in the quarter-finals against Rituparna Das in the 20th Smt.Krishna Khaitan All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament-2010, GS u-19 event.

Saili lost to eventual finalist Arundhati Pantawane in the BNDBA All India Senior Major Ranking Badminton Tournament, Bangalore,2010

Saili was the runner-up at the 10th RSC All India Junior Ranking Tournament, Ernakulam -2010 in the girls singles u-19 event & the winner in the girls doubles event.

Top seed Saili was knocked out in the first round of the 9th UBI All India Junior Badminton Tournament,Bangalore-2010 by unseeded Nidhi Tiwari 21-14, 21-18

Saili Rane won the Sushant Chipalkati All India Junior Major Ranking Badminton Tournament,Pune-2010 defeating Tanvi Lad in the finals.

Saili had lost to Tanvi in the quarter-finals of the All India Junior Major Ranking Badminton Tournament,Nellore-2010.

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