Daily Archives: September 21, 2015

Team Details of The West Zone Inter State Badminton Championship 2015

The West Zone Inter State badminton Championship 2015 tournament will be held at the DY Patil Indoor Stadium, Nerul, Navi Mumbai from September 29 to October 2 2015.

Teams from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Goa are likely to compete in this West Zone Inter State Badminton Championship

Mrunmayi Saoji and Ritika Thaker are in the Maharashtra squad to compete in the West Zone Inter-State Badminton Championship due to their consistent performances. Both Mrunmayi and Ritika were selected in the U-19 junior girls team for the first time. Vaishnavi Bhale had to skip Nanded’s senior state selection tournament because of an injury she acquired while representing Indian University at the World University Games at Gwangju in Korea this July.

Mrunmayi is in her top form, winning the U-19 girls singles titles at Karad and Latur. The eighteen-year-old dominated the Latur championship by bagging her double crown, narrowly missing her mixed doubles crown.

Ritika was selected for the girls doubles squad. Ritika and Simran Singhi (Mumbai Suburban) played for the first time in the junior group this year. They also participated in the U-19 state tournament at Karad and won the doubles. They also finished Runner’s-up in the next tournament at Latur.

Mrunmayi is studying Standard XII in Shivaji Science College, while Ritika is studying in Standard IX at Chanda Devi Saraf School. Both train under Ajay Dayal and Robin Simon.

The Maharashtra squad:

Men’s: Akshay Dewalkar (captain), Akshay Raut (both Thane), Harsheel Dani (Mumbai Sub), Nishad Dravid (Pune), Siddharth Thakur (Nashik).

Women’s: Mudra Dhainje, Neha Pandit, Manashi Gadgil, Revati Devasthale (all Pune), Vaishnavi Iyer (Mumbai Sub).

Junior U-19 boys: Arya Bhivapathaki (Pune), Deep Rambhiya, Prasanjeet Shirodkar, Aman Farogh Sanjay (all Thane).

Junior U-19 girls: Mrunmayi Saoji, Ritika Thaker (both Nagpur), Simran Singhi (Mumbai Sub), Riya Arolkar (Greater Mumbai), Vaidehi Choudhari (Nashik).

Coach: Amrish Shinde. Manager: Ashish Bajpai.

DSO U-17 Badminton Tournament Results 2015, Mankapur – Nagpur

The DSO U-17 Inter-School Badminton tournament which was held at the Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur, Nagpur concluded on Saturday the 19th of September 2015.

Somalwar School was ath the top in both (Boys and Girls) U-17 sections, While Somalwar Nikalas won the boys title, Ramdapeth topped the girls section.

In the U-17 boys section, Gaurav Mithe of Somalwar Nikalas won over Centre Point School, Katol Road 2-0. Gaurav Mithe won both his singles and doubles partnering with Mohak Badkas to lead his school to victory.

In the U-17 girls section, Somalwar Ramdaspeth came from behind to upset CPS Dabha 2-1. Malvika Bansod won her singles title, her first one too.

OTHER RESULTS:

U-17 boys (semifinals): Centre Point School, Katol Road bt BVM, Civil Lines 2-1 (Atharv Menghal lost to Samarjeet Pandey 19-21, 16-21; Abhiram Sahasrabhojanee-Nihar Rathi bt Samarjeet Pandey-Madhur Gattani 21-8, 19-21, 21-12; Abhiram Sahasrabhojanee bt Raghav Chandak 21-12, 21-10); Somalwar Nikalas bt Somalwar Ramdaspeth 2-0 (Gaurav Mithe bt Rahul Bawankar 21-11, 21-10; Gaurav Mithe-Mohak Badkas bt Rahul Bawankar-Yash Chotnani 21-14, 21-14).

U-17 boys (final): Somalwar Nikalas bt CPS, KR 2-0 (Gaurav Mithe bt Atharva Menghal 21-6, 21-11; Gaurav Mithe-Mohak Badkas bt Abhiram Sahasrabhojanee-Nihar Rathi 21-9, 21-18).

U-17 girls (semifinals): CPS, Dabha bt St Joseph’s Convent 2-0 (Jiya Vidyarthi bt Ishleen Kaur Virdi 21-23, 21-10, 21-19; Malvika Bansod-Sanika Durugkar bt Himanshi Israni-Apeksha Dabli 21-9, 21-5); Somalwar Ramdaspeth bt BVM Civil Lines 2-1 (Prarthana Fuley lost to Farah Mirza 21-12, 9-21, 7-21; Gargi Joshi-Divya Ramteke bt Shriya Arora-Pavitra Somani 21-15, 21-19; Gargi Joshi bt Shriya Arora 21-11, 21-11).

U-17 girls (final): Somalwar Ramdaspeth bt CPS, Dabha 2-1 (Gargi Joshi lost to Malvika Bansod 10-21, 14-21; Gargi Joshi-Divya Ramteke bt Malvika Bansod-Nidhi Chandak 22-20, 23-21; Prarthana Fuley bt Sanika Durugkar 21-18, 20-22, 22-20).