NE Inter State Zonal Badminton C'shipManipur fetch senior mixed team championship title

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Sep 10 : Having won the junior mixed team championship title, Manipur also claimed the senior mixed team championship in the NE Inter State Badminton Championship yesterday.
Manipur junior team clawed back from 2-0 down to Assam in the final to win 3-2 yesterday before the senior team clinched a comfortable 3-1 win against Assam.
In the men's singles event, State's ace shuttler M Meiraba edged past Orijit Chaliha 13-21, 21-15, 21-12 after faltering in the opening set.
Manipur's Ksh Maheshwori however went down 13-21 7-21 to Isharani Baruah in the women's singles before men's and women's doubles shone to hand Manipur a 3-1 win.
K Dingku Singh and Kh Manjit pulled off a 16-21 21-14 21-18 win over Sangram Chutia and Suraj Goala pair to help Manipur retain lead and K Priya Devi and Ksh Maheshwori registered a 21-17 22-20 win against Assam women's doubles pair of Isharani Baruah and Manali Borah to complete the turnaround and seal the victory.