Beijing Olympian Anup Sridhar and former Junior National Champion Tanvi Lad today crowned themselves as singles champions after notching up contrasting victories respectively in the men's and women's finals of the All-India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament here.
Former National champion Sridhar shocked his rival Sourabh Varma, ranked one place below him in the tournament, with his calculated aggression to chalk up a hard-fought 21-18, 8-21, 21-14 win in an hour.
Tanvi, on the other hand, evaporated the hopes of Rituparna Das into thin air by smacking her out of the title race with 21-17, 21-19 win in straight sets.
Sridhar, seeded second, began the campaign taking initial lead in the closely fought battle in the first game. Varma fought back and brought the game closer only to lose the nerve-wracking first game 18-21.