Source: News Bharati English08 Feb 2017 14:25:46

Patna, February 8: Sourabh Verma Wednesday clinched the Singles title defeating Lakshya Sen in the 81st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament played in Patna. On the other side, Rituparna Das claimed the Women's Singles title defeating Reshma Karthik in the tournament.
Third seed Verma defeated Lakshya Sen by 21-13, 21-12. Verma dominated the 33-minute contest in which he won 42 points to 25 of his rival. Sourabh Verma right from the start of the match played aggressively and took an easy win over the junior world number one, who made a lasting impression with his game in this tournament.

Meanwhile, Rituparna Das defeated 9th seed Reshma Karthik by 21-12, 21-14. Rituparna dominated the 28-minute contest in which she won 42 points to 26 of her rival. Rituparna started off the game very gently and slowly took a lead over her opponent and then playing her natural game Rituparna defeated Reshma.

Notably, in Women's doubles event, the pair of Aparna Balan and Prajakta Sawant clinched the title defeating the pair of Shikha Gautam and Sanyogita Ghorpade 21-9, 21-11. In the mixed doubles, the duo of Satwik Sai Raj and Maneesha K defeated Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan 21-14, 21-18 to claim the title. In Men's doubles event, the duo of Satwik Sai Raj and Chirag Shetty clinched the title defeating Nand Gopal K and Sanyam Shukla 21-17, 16-21 and 21-16.