Indian juniors sweep Mauritius Invitation

April 12, 2009: Indian junior shuttlers made a clean sweep at the Mauritius Open Invitation Badminton tournament, winning all the titles except the women’s doubles in Mauritius.

Hirak Jyoti Neog and Gauri Ghate won the men’s singles and women’s singles titles respectively, while Akshit Mahajan and Vaishali ended as runners-up.

Men’s doubles title was also won by the Indian pair of Hirak Jyoti and Akshit Mahajan, while in mixed doubles Akshit and Vaishali beat compatriots Hirak Jyoti and Gauri Ghate in the final to bag the title.

The only disappointment was the loss suffered by Vaishali Baria and Gauri Ghate against Priscilla and Marlyse in the semifinals of women’s doubles category.

Baria and Ghate beat Priscilla and Marlyse 20-22 21-11 21-23 in the semifinal.

Brief results (Finals):

Men’s Singles: Hirak beats Akshit 21-19, 21-16.

Men’s Doubles: Hirah/Akshit beats Norman/Shaheer 21-17, 21-13.

Women’s Singles: Gauri beats Vaishali 21-14,21-13.

Mixed Doubles: Akshit/Vaishali beat Hirak/Gauri 21-16, 21-18.

Women’s Doubles (Semifinals): Gauri/Vaishali lost to Priscilla/Marlyse 20-22, 21-11, 21-23 in .

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