Bhat, Murgunde lift singles titles in PSPB badminton event

January 25th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Pune, Jan 25 (IANS) Arvind Bhat of BPCL and Trupti Murgunde of IOC lifted the men’s and women’s singles titles at the 29th PSPB Inter-unit Badminton Championships here Sunday.In the men’s singles final, second seeded Bhat beat IOC’s GuruSai Dutt 21-15, 21-17 while Trupti Murgunde scraped past teammate Gayatri Vartak 21-17, 18-21, 22-20 in the women’s final.

Rupesh Kumar and V.Diju of ONGC won the doubles crown, winning against Jaseel Ismail and Marcos Bristow 17-21, 21-15, 21-14. B. R. Meenakshi and Aparna Balan of IOC won the women’s doubles event beating Ashwini Ponappa and Nitya Sosale of ONGC 21-16, 21-13.

Milind Ghate of hosts BPCL beat teammate Pradeep Iyengar 21-10, 21-9 to win the veteran’s singles titles. He then teamed up with Iyengar to win the doubles crown with a 21-18, 21-11 win over Sanjay Kumar and Tilak Raj of ONGC.

Results (Final):

Mens singles: Arvind Bhat (BPCL, 2) bt GuruSai Dutt (IOC) 21-15, 21-17

Mens doubles: Rupesh Kumar/V. Diju (ONGC) bt Jaseel Ismail and Marcos Bristow (IOC) 17-21, 21-15, 21-14.

Women singles: Trupti Murgunde (IOC) bt Gayatri Vartak (IOC) 21-17, 18-21,22-20

Veterans singles: Milind Ghate (BPCL) bt Pradeep Iyengar (BPCL) 21-10,21-9

Veterans doubles: Milind Ghate/Pradeep Iyengar bt Sanjay Kumar/Tilak Raj (ONGC) 21-18, 21-11

Women’s doubles: B. R. Meenakshi/Aparna Balan (IOC) bt Ashwini Ponappa/Nitya Sosale (ONGC) 21-16, 21-13

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