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Tanisha wins twin titles at All India Ranking tourney
Tanisha Crasto continued her dominant run, notching up a second successive double crown in as many weeks at the Yonex-Sunrise All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament here.
Bangalore (PTI): Tanisha Crasto continued her dominant run, notching up a second successive double crown in as many weeks at the Yonex-Sunrise All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament here.
Tanisha and Aditi Bhatt, second seeded, defeated the top seeds Trisha Jolly and Varshini VS 21-15, 21-23, 21-17 in a thrilling match that lasted 57 minutes.
The top seeds mounted a comeback in the second game but Tanisha and Aditi exhibited great skill and patience to wrap up the third game and win the girls' doubles title. They had won the title in Junior ranking tournament in Panchkula last week.
Goa's Tanisha made it a double delight when she teamed up with Ishaan Bhatnagar to win the mixed doubles title as well. They comfortably won 21-14, 21-15 against Navaneeth Bokka and Sahithi Bandi in just 28 minutes.
In singles, Chennai's Sathish Kumar and Karnataka's Trisha Hegde dazzle to clinch the men's and women's titles respectively. Second-seeded Satish Kumar showed great perseverance and resilience in his 15-21, 21-18, 24-22 marathon win over the 15th seed Pranav Rao Gandham.
Pranav had earlier caused a big upset as he defeated the top seed Maisnam Meiraba in the Quarter-finals but fell short of going all the way. In girls' singles final, Karnataka's Trisha Hegde showed great character against Gujarat's Tasnim Mir in a thrilling three-game match that went on for 54 minutes.
Trisha made a lot of errors in the first game but made amends in the last two games to win the match 14-21, 21-19, 21-15. There was yet another upset as Saneeth DS and Pruthvi Roy defeated top-seeded mens' doubles pair of Manjit Singh and Dingku Singh 21-14, 14-21, 21-17 in a 47 minute affair.