NE Inter State Zonal Badminton C'shipManipur beat Assam 3-2 to clinch junior mixed team championship title
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Sep 9 : Manipur faltered in boys and girls singles matches but doubles and mixed teams helped recover and seal a 3-2 win over Assam in the Junior North East Mixed Team Badminton Championship final today in Agartala.
Manipur suffered a setback when H Malemnganba went down 21-17 9-21 10-21 to Tanmoy Bikash Boruah in the boys singles before Leonie Tayenjam slumped to a 9-21 11-21 loss at the hand of Isharani Baruah.
Boys doubles pair of H Rohenkumar and RK Alen however set up the recovery path beating Ayad Rashid and Himanish Sekhar Das 21-14 21-12.
H Villinda and L Daina then pulled level beating Ankita Gogoi and Shantipriya Hazarika 21-13 21-13 before mixed doubles team of Sirzeet Moirangthem and H Villinda edged Tanmoy Bikash Baruah and Isharani Baruah 21-19 20-22 21-13 to complete the turnaround and give Manipur a 3-2 win.