Sub-Jr badminton tournament: Shuttlers Darshan, Saie win
Pune's Darshan Pujari clinched the boys’ under-13 singles and doubles titles in the Maharashtra Sub-junior State selection badminton tournament at the Kalidas Sports Complex in Mulund recently.
Darshan secured a 21-15, 21-11 win over Tejas Shinde to win the boys’ U-13 singles title. The 11-year-old then teamed up with Shailesh Singh to defeat Aravind Rao and Vivek Habbu 21-18, 21-17 to win the boys’ U-13 doubles title.
In the girls U-15 final, Saie Nandurkar defeated Aarya Deshpande 21-16, 19-21, 21-15, while Sudhanshu Bhure overcame Rohan Thool 16-21, 22-20, 21-9 to win the boys’ U-15 singles title.
Tara Shah upset Hrissha Dubey 17-21, 21-11, 21-8 in the U-13 girls singles final to clinch the title.