Saghana Tayapara wins another badminton title in Hertz | Jobi Cool

There was yet another award for a young junior badminton player to lift despite much older and more experienced opponents.

Saghana Tayapara, who attends Hitchin Girls’ School, was competing in the Herts Restricted tournament, playing in the 13 and under category at Stevenage Leisure Centre.

And even though she’s only 13, with most of the rest of the field five years older, she took first place in the singles tournament.

Taiapara beat four players in her group to progress to the quarter-finals where she drew with and beat Watford’s Ana Chatu, winning 21-13.

Hatfield’s Katie Savage was her opponent in the semi-final but she won 21-14 and Welwyn’s Anna Stewart managed to take another point away from her in the final but it just meant a 21-15 success for the Hitchin star.

Saghana said: “It was a great experience playing with players five years older than me, and it helps me get to the national team in December.”

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