Ashwini storms into semifinals

Ashwini storms into semifinals

Aditi Krishna essays a shot during her girls’ U-10 quarterfinal match on Saturday. DH photo

On song from the word go, Ashwini wrapped up the first game 21-3 before coasting to a easy victory with a 21-1 drubbing in the second.

However, things were not as easy for Shivani Parthy, who had to grind out a hard-fought victory against Deethya. Shivani held her nerve to clinch the closely-contested opening game 21-19 but Deethya responded brilliantly to level the match at 1-1 after taking the second 21-15. But Shivani proved her mettle in the end, winning the decider 21-16.
In the other two last-eight contests, Prarthana Anand knocked out Sahana R 21-17 while Aditi Krishna breezed past Rishika 21-15, 21-9.

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Results: Boys: U-10, first round: Yash R Patil bt Anjan 21-10, 21-10; Ramnath bt Amogh P 21-14, 21-10; Vishwas V Gautam bt Shantanu D 21-13, 21-10; Vinayak P bt Dhanush 21-1, 21-5; Shivadeep bt Varad Nayak 21-0, 21-5; Sai Pratheek bt Aditya 21-15, 21-8; Zuhayr bt Karthik AV 21-10, 21-7; Anirudh R bt Devansh G 21-6, 21-7.

Girls: U-10, quarterfinal: K Ashwini Bhat bt Eshani 21-3, 21-1; Prarthana Anand bt Sahana R 21-17, 21-12; Shivani Pathy bt Deethya J 21-19, 15-21, 21-16; Aditi Krishna bt Rishika 21-15, 21-9.