Shubhankar, Tanvi clinch U-19 titles

Dec 14, 2011, 09:08 IST | Sundari Iyer
Shubhankar Dey of Maharashtra lifted his first ever All-India ranking title at the Bombay Gymkhana courts yesterday, beating beat  Abhishek Yelugar in straight sets.

Shubhankar Dey after winning the Gautam Thakkar memorial U-19 title.
Pic/Shadab Khan

Fourth seed Dey overcame his eighth seed opponent in just 30 minutes, winning 21-12, 22-20 to lift the U-19 title of the Rs 10 lakh prize money Gautam Thakkar Memorial All-India Junior Masters badminton tournament at Bombay Gymkhana yesterday.

Among the U-19 girls, Air India's Tanvi Lad dropped the first game before beating West Bengal's Rituparna Das 19-21, 21-7, 21-12.

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