Nikhit, Akshay post easy wins

Top seed Nikhit Laxman and second seed Akshay Srinivas S registered easy victories to enter the under-15 boys singles quarterfinals of the Sunlites 5-Star State-ranking badminton tournament here on Thursday.

Nikhit defeated Vikhyath MR of Shimoga 21-18, 21-17 while Akshay eased to a 21-7, 21-11 win over Pruthvi Roy K.

Results (prefix denotes seeding): Boys singles: U-15: Pre-quarterfinals: 1-Nikhit Laxman (WPBA) bt Vikhyath MR (Shimoga) 21-18, 21-17; 5-Nikhilshyam Sriram (NGV) bt 9-Sai Pratheek K (ECA) 21-16, 21-12; Srihari Gupta N (WPBA) bt 10-Shamadeep Mandal (Reliance) 18-21, 21-18, 21-19; Abhiram K (BBCE) bt 8-Avinash S (NGV) 16-21, 21-19, 21-18; 6-Saif Ali (Sea) bt Sourav Yadav (AF) 21-13, 22-20; 14-Sameer Subhedar (NGV) bt 3-Kevin ML (ECA) 18-8 retd; 7-Saketh Upadhya (WPBA) bt 12-Ganesh Vittalji (ECA) 21-17, 19-21, 21-12; 2-Akshay Srinivas S (NGV) bt Pruthvi Roy K (DYSS) 21-7, 21-11.

U-13: Amogh Dharmavaram (Reliance) w/o Yash Milind Shah (WPBA); Mohit P Gowda (SAI) bt Sumukh GS (MSBA) 21-9, 21-5; Rishab Rajumohan (Reliance) bt Varun BA (WPBA) 21-9, 21-18; Saket CS (SNC) bt Vishesh Sharma (Reliance) 21-8, 21-12; Akash S (MSBA) bt Sujith BS (SAI) 21-13, 12-21, 23-21; Mayur K (PBA) bt Tejas S (WPBA) 21-16, 21-19; Bhargav S (DYSS) bt Amogh P (WPBA) 22-20, 21-9; Naren Shankar Iyer (Gurukul) bt Saneeth Dayanand S (Shimoga) 21-19, 21-11.

Girls singles (first round): U-13: Akhila Anand (MSBA) bt Sevanthi Gautam (Vasanth) 21-7, 21-6; Sakshi Agarwal (NGV) w/o Sristi (WPBA); Anwesha Kelkar (Reliance) bt Amrutha P (Sri Sai) 21-15, 21-9; Aanchal Dhawan (NGV) bt Mahika Prasad Bhatnager (WPBA) 21-2, 21-5; Shraddha Hegde (MSBA) bt Pearl Angelina (Vasanth) 21-14, 21-13; Khushi Sunil (WPBA) w/o Nikhithasri Dara (B'lore); Navya A Karalingannavar (MFBC) bt Kisha Kothari (Sri Sai) 21-18, 21-18; Lakshmi Shree G (MSBA) w/o Vyshanavi Kakare (WPBA); Ramya CV (Galaxy Club) bt Poorvi Basanth (Reliance) 21-3, 21-2; Arundhathi N Muddu (Sri Sai) bt Kriti Balal (SNC) 21-5, 21-7; Vijetha H (COSMO) bt Shishira MV (WPBA) 21-14, 21-6; Shreya K (Sri Sai) w/o Mansi (WPBA); Pearl Sharma (BBCE) bt Ruthika S (BSBA) 21-14, 21-12; Shreshta NK (MSBA) w/o Ria Roy (B'lore).

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