Pune: Ruthvika Shivani G came all out blazing to oust fifth seed Anura Prabhudesai 21-10, 21-13 to lift the women’s title in the VV Natu Memiorial Badminton Tournament on Sunday.
Modern Sports Complex turned out to be the happy hunting court for Telengana girl Ruthvika as she won the final in just 34 minutes.
Fifth seed Anura looked clueless in front of a charged up unseeded Ruthvika and never found the rhythm to overcome her.
The Gopichand Academy player, Ruthvika started briskly and took an early lead in first game. Anura made few good moves but Ruthvika kept the momentum in her favour and won the first game 21-10.
There was no change of fortunes for Anura after changing ends as Ruthvika maintained supremacy and took the second game 21-13.
Then, Shikha Gautam and Sanyogita Ghorpade got the better of fifth seeded Dhanya Nair and Ashna Roy 21-11, 29-27 in a 45 minute match to claim the women’s doubles title.
The men’s final saw another upset as unseeded Kaushal Dharmamer defeated top seed Daniel Farid S. 21-13, 21-8 to walk home with the trophy in a 34 minute match.
Kaushal representing Airport Authority of India kept things tight right from the start and did not allow Karnataka player Daniel to steal easy points. Kaushal took the first game 21-13.
In the second game, Kaushal came out with a more attacking approach to win 21-8 and seal the match.
The doubles title was captured by top seeded Arun George and Sanyam Shukla who defeated eight seeded pair of Balasubrahmanniyan N.G. and Sunjith S. 21-18, 21-15 in just under half an hour. It turned out to be the third one sided contest of the day.
In the mixed doubles encounter, top seeded pair of Saurabh Sharma and Anoushka Parikh secured a hard fought 21-15, 18-21, 21-14 victory over fourth seeded Balasubrahmanniyan NG and Agna Anto in a 40 minute match.
Singles: Ruthvika Shivani G (TS) bt 5-Anura Prabhudesai (AI) 21-10, 21-13.
Doubles: Shikha Gautam and Sanyogita Ghorpade bt 5-Dhanya Nair and Ashna Roy 21-11, 29-27.
Singles: Kaushal Dharmamer (AAI) bt 1-Daniel Farid S (Kar). 21-13, 21-8.
Doubles: 1-Arun George and Sanyam Shukla bt 8-Balasubrahmanniyan N. G. and Sunjith S. 21-18, 21-15.
Mixed doubles: 1-Saurabh Sharma and Anoushka Parikh bt 4-Balasubrahmanniyan N. G. and Agna Anto 21-15, 18-21, 21-14.