Akshan Shetty takes Thakur to the four

Sep 02, 2013, 02:59 IST | Sundari Iyer

Thirteen-year-old Akshan Shetty of Thakur Vidya Mandir (Kandivli) excelled first in the singles and then in the doubles to ensure his school made it to the semi-finals of the team championships of the U-16 Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) inter-school badminton tournament at the Cricket Club of India courts yesterday

The Kandivli team beat Parle Tilak (Vile Parle) 2-1 in the best-of-three quarter-final.

Akshan Shetty
Right: Thakur’s Akshan Shetty at CCI yesterday. Pic/Atul Kamble

In the first singles, Akshan defeated Parle Tilak’s Mihir Dharap 21-10, 21-9. However, in the second singles, his teammate Soham Kulkarni lost to Rajas Sule 15-21, 19-21, leaving the doubles encounter to decide the outcome of the tie. Akshan then paired up with Soham to beat Parle Tilak’s duo of Mihir and Rajas 15-8, 15-11.

In the first round the Kandivli team registered a 2-0 win over St Blaise High School (Andheri). In the second round, they overcame IES VN Sule Guruji (Dadar) 2-1.

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