Katrela powers past Nagaraj

Vinay Katrela. DH photo

Katrela, who started his campaign in style posting 3-0 victory against Md Arshad in the opening match, was again in command except for a blip in the third frame.

After taking the opening two frames 74-21, 70-26, Katrela’s suffered a blow when Nagaraj hit back to take the third 75-23.

However, Katrela made sure of his quarterfinal berth when he tamed nagaraj in the fourth 62-13.

In the other Group C fixture, MS Arun eased past Md Arshad 3-0 while B Bhaskar defeated IH Manudev 3-2.

Results: Seniors: B Bhaskar bt IH Manudev 3-2 (20-85, 64-57, 69-35, 05-82, 66-32); Balaji Reddy w/o C Ravindranath; M Yogesh bt D Raj Kumar 3-1 (74-60, 39-54, 57-56, 52-21); Vinay Katrela bt L Nagaraj 3-1 (74-21, 70-26, 23-75, 62-13); BVS Murthy bt Anand HE 3-0 (69-14, 56-19, 59-15); Ajay Bhushan bt A Satish Kumar 3-0 (56-49, 86-22, 66-51); MS Arun bt Md Arshad 3-0 (100 (100)-00, 74-38, 56-40).

Juniors: Suraj Singh bt Amit Ahuja 3-2 (55-33, 32-62, 22-50, 56-30, 54-34); Hariharan KB bt Sushanth 3-0 (39-70, 43-52, 37-66); TN Kunal bt Rishi 3-0 (67-57, 58-28, 44-37); Amit Bhushan bt BS Harish 3-0 (51-18, 70-12, 67-27).

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