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Sajan Senthuran claimed double gold at the Under 15 English National Championships 2023.

Senthuran took victory in both the open singles and doubles, to crown an excellent weekend for the teenager in Nottingham.

The open singles title came courtesy of a hard-fought win over Kalyan Manoj in the final, with Senthuran coming out on top 22-20 21-18.

Triumph in the final came after the top seed breezed through his group before beating George Clare 21-5 21-16 in the quarter final and Yixiang Hou 21-11 21-15 in the semi-final, as Senthuran went through the competition without dropping a game.

Further success came in the open doubles, in which Senthuran claimed gold alongside fellow singles finalist Manoj.

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The pair were forced to a deciding game in the final against Joel Joby and Siddhanth Shirol, but eventually emerged victorious 21-15 12-21 21-14.

That proved the only game they would drop, as the pair won both of their group games and beat George Clare and Oliver Wu 21-19 21-12 in the last four.

The girls’ singles title went to Aahna Bhatia, who fought back from a game down to beat Rajvi Parab 13-21 22-20 21-15 in a thrilling contest.

The second seed eased through her opening encounters before getting past Laavanya Kirushanthan 21-13 21-9 in the semi-finals.

Despite disappointment in the singles final, Parab still left Nottingham with a pair of golds after earning victory in both the girls’ and mixed doubles.

The girls’ doubles title was clinched alongside Mia Fox, as the duo beat Anushka Ambrose and Jemima Ellis 21-15 21-8 in the final.

Parab and Fox did battle in the singles, with the former winning 21-6 21-23 21-7 to progress to the final, before uniting just an hour later to beat Anoushka Shetty and Lilly Mae Wood 21-15 21-14 in the girls’ doubles semi-final.

Parab then teamed up with Joel Joby to take the mixed doubles crown, beating Bhatia and Manoj 17-21 21-14 21-14 in the final.

In the Under-11 National Championships, Mutiara Mandala took victory in the girls’ singles and doubles in Nottingham.

Mandala did not drop a game on the way to singles victory, conceding just three points across her two group matches before beating Michelle Chen 15-8 15-8 in the final.

The duo then teamed up to take doubles gold, beating Sophie Chen and Saanvi Urs 15-7 15-10 to seal the title.

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The pair qualified directly for the final after winning all three of their group matches, before defeating Chen and Urs in the final after they had beaten Varshaa Jegatharan and Nidhi Shukla 15-7 15-7 in the semi-final.

The open singles title was won by Amitesh Purushothaman, who beat Vihaan Nair 15-7 15-13 in the final.

Purushothaman was made to work hard for his title, battling past Neelesh Subramanian 15-8 13-15 15-8 in the quarter-finals before overcoming Jamie Choong 15-11 15-8 in the last four.

A second gold eluded him however, as he and Yichen Li were beaten 15-11 15-13 by eventual open doubles champions Nair and Jonathan Theivendran in the group stage.

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It meant they exited before the knockouts despite a 15-9 15-4 win over Oscar Choong and Julian Hoi, as Nair and Theivendran marched on all the way to gold.

The pair got past Jamie Choong and Adam Yang 15-13 15-11 in the semi-final before beating Alvin Dinesh and Nitai Wijetunge 15-13 15-8 in the showpiece.

All pictures courtesy of Alan Spink/Action Photography

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