Defending champions Bombay Gymkhana proved their mettle by defeating MIG CC (Bandra) 2-0 to retain the inter-club title in the Yonex- Maharashtra State Masters Inter-Club badminton tournament, hosted by Shuttle Craze Academy at Matunga Gymkhana on Monday.
Bombay Gymkhana's Ayaz Billawala in action
Much was expected from MIG CC after their surprise 2-1 win over fancied Chembur Gymkhana in the semi-finals. MIG players Jitesh Padukone and Mahesh Aras could do little right before Pramod Ahuja and Naval Kumar took the opener 21-15, 21-14.
The second tie, however, was quite a thriller, though scores suggest otherwise. Amol Shah and Ayaz Billawala were at their best, mixing aggression with some deceptive dropshots as they quelled the challenge of Yogesh Padukone and Vilas Kuwala 21-18, 21-12.