Easy for top seed Laxman

Top seed Nikhit Laxman coasted into the second round of the Sunlites 5-star State-ranking badminton tournament at the Sri Sai Sports and Cultural Association on Wednesday.

The WPBA teenager hardly broke a sweat in defeating fellow club-mate Shashank Reddy V 21-4, 21-7.

Results (prefix denotes seeding): Boys: U-15, first round: 1-Nikhit Laxman (WPBA) bt Shashank Reddy V (WPBA) 21-4, 21-7; Vikhyath MR (Shimoga) bt 13-Saket CS (SNC) 21-19, 4-1 (retd); 5-Nikhilshyam Sriram (NGV) bt Bhargav S (DYSS) 21-13, 21-7; 9-Sai Pratheek K (ECA) bt Ponnappa CS (AF) 21-7, 21-18; Srihari Gupta N (WPBA) w/o 4-Abi Amudhan (RBA); 10-Shamadeep Mandal (Reliance) bt Srikar Rajesh (WPBA) 21-15, 12-21, 24-22; 8-Avinash S (NGV) bt Prithvi Niranjan (SAI) 21-15, 21-16; Abhiram K (BBCE) bt 16-Akash S (MSBA) 18-21, 21-12, 21-15; Sourav Yadav (AF) bt 11-Ashwin Simha (CUCT) 21-14, 18-21, 21-13; 6-Saif Ali (Sea) bt Amogh P (WPBA) 21-11, 21-3; 14-Sameer Subhedar (NGV) bt Saneeth Dayanand S (Shimoga) 21-10, 21-14; 3-Kevin ML (ECA) bt Rohithkrishna Moravaneni (WPBA) 21-11, 21-17; 12-Ganesh Vittalji (ECA) bt Kiran B (BBCE) 15-21, 21-17, 21-19; 7-Saketh Upadhya (WPBA) bt Waseem Khan G (ECA) 21-14, 17-21, 24-22; Pruthvi Roy K (DYSS) bt 15-Shamanth Rao Kidiyoor (UDBA) 12-21, 21-13, 22-20; 2-Akshay Srinivas S (NGV) bt Revanth (WPBA) 21-8, 21-4.

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