Qualifier Mithun stuns Loksainath

Qualifier Mithun Manjunath posted a stunning 21-14, 21-11 win over Loksainath K to storm into the quarterfinals in the under-19 boys’ category of the 5-Star State-ranking badminton tournament.

Eighth seed Arun Rai rallied to beat Chethan Raj in another match.
Results: Boys: Under-19 (round of 16): 1-Daniel Farid S (PPBA) bt Vasantha Kumar HR (MSBA) 21-11, 12-7 (retd); 8-Arun Rai (WPBA) bt Chethan Raj (M’lore) 17-21, 21-11, 21-15; 4-Yuvraj Shinde (SAI) bt Kiran Kumar G (BBCE) 17-21, 21-17, 22-20; 6-Madhusudan M (MSBA) bt Mahesh Kumar D (METCUT) 21-13, 21-17; 7-Harshit Aggarwal (PPBA) bt Rajat Ramagonda (Bgv) 21-13, 21-18; Mithun Manjunath (WPBA) bt 3-Loksainath K (BBCE) 21-14, 21-11; 5-Kiran M (WPBA) bt Vasishta Suresh (HHBA) 21-12, 21-14. Under-17 (round of 16): 1-Daniel Farid S (PPBA) bt Govardhan Shenoy (METCUT) 21-13, 21-14; Yash Amrut Lad (Bgv) bt 7-Rahul B Prasad (BBCE) 21-14, 21-11; 4-Sudeep Suresh (B’lore) bt Abilash B (BBCE) 21-6, 21-16; Rahul Bhardhvaj BM (PPBA) bt 6-Raghu M (WPBA) 21-13, 21-13; 5-Vasishta Suresh (HHBA) bt Siddharth ES (ECA) 17-21, 21-14, 21-18; 3-Mithun Manjunath (WPBA) bt Akash Anvekar (Bhushan) 21-8, 21-8; Anish Upadhye (Bgv) bt 8-Shankara Narayana (Reliance) 21-19, 21-14; Akshay Srinivas S (NGV) bt 2-Syed Saad Ali (PPBA) 22-20, 21-19.
Under-15 (round of 16): 1-Rahul Bhardhvaj BM (PPBA) bt Abhiram K (BBCE) 21-12, 21-3; 8-Rohan Kamath (NGV) bt Shamanth Kidiyoor (Udupi) 21-13, 21-11; Saif Ali (BBCE) bt 4-Nikhilshyam Sriram (NGV) 21-12, 22-20; Sai Pratheek K (ECA) bt 6-Saketh Upadhya (WPBA) 21-16, 15-21, 21-19; 5-Akshay Srinivas S (NGV) bt Ashwin Simha (CUCT) 21-6, 21-4; 3-Nikhit Laxman (WPBA) bt Vishnuh R Paura (Reliance) 19-21, 21-18, 21-15; 7-Abi Amudhan S (Mysore) bt Avinash S (NGV) 14-21, 21-15, 21-14; 2-Kevin ML (ECA) bt Atharva Nitin Moghe (NGV) 21-15, 21-11.
Under-13 (round of 16): 1-Kartik Vyakaranam (NGV) bt Amogh P (WPBA) 21-14, 21-10; 7-Pruthvi K Roy (B’lore) bt Saneeth Dayanand S (Shi) 21-15, 21-19; 3-Srikar Rajesh (WPBA) bt Mayur K (PBA) 21-12, 21-13; 6-Ajinkya Joshi (Bgv) bt Bhargav S (SBA) 21-12, 24-22; 8-Shamadeep Mandal (Reliance) bt Yash Milind Shah (WPBA) 21-13, 21-6; Saket CS (SNC) bt 4-Shashank Reddy V (SBA) 21-19, 21-17; Naren Shankar Iyer (Gurukul) bt S Tushar (BBCE) 21-10, 21-9; 2-Tejas Sanjay Kallolkar (Bgv) bt Akash S (MSBA) 21-12, 21-16.
Girls: Under-19 (round of 16): 1-Mira Mahadevan (TOM'S) bt Suvyaktha Ajila (Ganesh) 21-3, 21-10; 6-Arsheen Syed Saadath (PPBA) bt Poojashree (HHBA) 21-14, 21-10; 4-Shikka Gautam (PPBA) bt Savita RN (WPBA) 21-9, 21-13; Janani S K (Kodagu) bt 8-Rohini Gore (MLRF) 21-15, 17-21, 21-19; Aashi Gupta (MSBA) bt 5-Neha G (M’lore) 14-21, 22-20, 26-24; Apeksha Nayak (PPBA) bt 3-Parvathi Krishnan S (ECA) 14-6 (retd); Archana Pai (PPBA) bt 7-Reenu Tirumal (NGV) 21-9, 21-17; 2-Mahima Aggarwal (PPBA) bt Shalini NP (Kodagu) 21-9, 21-9.
Under-17 (quarterfinals): 1-Apeksha Nayak (PPBA) bt 6-Reenu Tirumal (NGV) 21-12, 21-17; 5-Shikka Gautam (PPBA) bt 4-Savita RN (WPBA) 21-10, 21-11; 2-Archana Pai (PPBA) bt 8-Sarayu Vyakaranam (NGV) 21-11, 21-11.
Under-15 (round of 16): 1-Apeksha Nayak (PPBA) bt Prarthana Vasudevan (NGV) 21-11, 21-6; 8-Drithi Yatheesh (ECA) bt Gagana NS (Shi) 21-7, 21-11; 4-Sarayu Vyakaranam (NGV) bt Advika Ganesh (PPBA) 21-9, 21-8; 5-Mithula UK (PPBA) bt Siri Gowda (Bel) 21-16, 21-6; 3-Reenu Tirumal (NGV) bt Sheethal D (PPBA) 21-18, 21-10; 7-Sheetal Sudarshan (NGV) bt Roshni Venkat (BBCE) 21-10, 21-6; 2-Archana Pai (PPBA) bt Glancia Ashma Pinto (Udupi) 21-7, 21-7.
Under-13 (quarterfinals): 1-Shivani A Pathi (ECA) bt 8-Keerthana Shroff P (NGV) 21-9, 21-15; 4-Sheethal D (PPBA) bt 5-Deetya Jagadish (NGV) 21-11, 21-6; 3-Drithi Yatheesh (ECA) bt 7-Prarthana Vasudevan (NGV) 21-13, 21-11; Medha Shashidharan (NGV) bt 2-Trisha Hegde (PPBA) 12-21, 21-19, 21-16.

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