Winners of the TANA Southern California badminton tournament with their trophies, runners-up and organizers at the conclusion of the tournament. (photo provided).

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — The annual badminton tournament of the Telugu Association of North America’s Southern California Region was held here Dec. 7.

The games were held as part of the organization’s efforts to raise funds for scholarships for financially disadvantaged but meritorious students, said a press release. 

Included in the tournament were events for both kids as well as intermediate and advanced adults, and saw good participation for members of the Indian American community in Southern California.

In the kids singles the winner was Rishi Dwadasi and the runner-up, Nishkal Gedala. Minu Suravarapu and Sindhura Katta won the women’s doubles while Anusha Billakanti and Kavitha Byrappa were the runners-up. Mixed doubles winners were Minu Suravarapu and Ashok Balasubramanian and the runners-up, Sindhura Katta and Krishna Tummala.

In the men’s doubles, beginners category, the final game was won by Rahul Vasireddy and Vijay Ponuganti, while Ram Chaparala and Rajesh Yadlapalli were the runners-up. In the men’s doubles, advanced category, Amar Kethireddy and Ashok Balasubramanian triumphed while Saket Dandawate and Vimal Earnest were declared the runners-up.

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