Ponnappa-Arathi stunned by Balan-Sawant in PSPB badminton final

In the second game Balan and Sawant raced to an early lead due to a few unforced errors from the Ashwini Ponnappa and Arathi Sara. The gap was too large to fill and Balan and Sawant comfortably emerged winners.

updated: September 26, 2013 20:43 IST
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New Delhi: The duo of Aparna Balan and Prajakta Sawant of IOCL defeated Ashwini Ponnappa and Arathi Sara Sunil of ONGC in straight games to win the women's doubles event on the penultimate day of the 35th PSPB Inter Unit Badminton Tournament here on Thursday.

Balan and Sawant won the match 27-25 21-15.

The first game was a nailbiter with both pairs attacking relentlessly. Balan and Sawant were aggressive in targeting the young Arathi.

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