Chandigarh: Rituparna Das ended G. Ruthvika Shivani's hopes of a second consecutive double crown with a straight games hammering in the U-19 girls singles final while second seed Aditya Joshi defeated Kerala's Arun George to lift the U-19 boys title at the 38th Junior National Badminton Championships on Thursday.
Kolkata girl Rituparna proved too good for the defending champion to win 21-14, 21-7 to add the U-19 national title to the U-13 and U-17 national crowns she had won in the past. She completed a double crown by also bagging the girls doubles title with J. Meghana.
Rituparna never allowed her opponent to get a foot-hold in the match. She was deceptive at the net and came up with some timely drops to tackle the reach of her lanky opponent, who had earlier got the better of Maharashtra's Karishma Wadkar in the U-17 final.