Jolly ousted in quarters

Jolly ousted in quarters

Tennis Junior Nationals: Karnatakas challenge in singles comes to an end

Fifth-seeded Prakash put up a steady show against Prannoy of Air India but was sent packing by the third seed 21-16, 21-16 to sail into the semifinals at the PET Sports Complex courts.

Prakash couldn’t emulate the form that helped him to post a hard-fought 21-12, 18-21, 21-17 win over Srikanth of Andhra Pradesh in the pre-quarterfinals.

To his credit, Prannoy played the crucial points well and worked his way to game point in the first game which he clinched with a powerful smash.

Prakash, who trains at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore, showed more agility in the second game. Trailing 5-8, the 17-year-old conjured up three points on the trot to level the scores at 8-all.

The Karnataka lad then surprised his rival with couple of smashes that went whistling past Prannoy to shoot into a four-point lead at 15-11. However, Prakash failed to sustain that momentum, committing too many unforced errors to surrender the game and match to bow out in the quarterfinals.

Prannoy set up a semifinal date with top seed B Sumeet Reddy of Andhra Pradesh, who survived a scare for the third successive match before winning his last eight match against N V S Vijetha 14-21, 21-14, 21-17.

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Results (prefix number denotes seeding): Boys (quarterfinals): 3-H S Prannoy (AI) bt 5-Prakash Jolly (Kar) 21-16, 21-16; 1-B Sumeet Reddy (AP) bt N V S Vijetha (AP) 14-21, 21-14, 21-17; 2-Sai Praneeth (AP) bt 8-Akshit Mahajan (AI) 21-8, 21-13; 4-K Nandagopal (Rly) bt 10-Sameer Verma (MP) 21-11, 21-17.

Prequarterfinals: 5-Prakash Jolly (Kar) bt K Srikanth (AP) 21-12, 18-21, 21-17; 1-B Sumeet Reddy (AP) bt 14-Ravi Kant Singla (Rly) 23-25, 21-14, 21-9; 3-H S Prannoy (AI) bt 12-C Rohit Yadav (AP) 21-12, 21-18; 2-B Sai Praneeth (AP) bt Subhankar Dey (WB) 21-6, 21-11; 4-K Nandagopal (Rly) bt Sarang Lakhanee (Mah) 21-9, 21-10.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): D Sunil Verma/ P Naveen Kumar (Kar/ AP) bt Ankit Patel/ Shivam Sharma 20-22, 21-15, 21-17; B Sai Praneeth/ Pranav Chopra (AP/ AI) bt Harmaninder Singh/ Mahip Singh (Chg) 21-11, 21-13; Arun George/ Santosh Ravuri (Ker/ AP) bt B Venkatesh/ K Sriteja (AP) 21-15, 21-13.

Girls (quarterfinals): 11- Daya Elsa Jacob (Ker) bt Rituparna Das (WB) 21-15, 13-21, 24-22; 4-P V Sindhu (AP) bt 7-Vaishali Baria (AI) 21-19, 21-11; 1-P C Thulasi (Ker) bt 5-Saili Rane (AI) 21-14, 21-10; 2-N Sikki Reddy (AP) bt 6-Gauri Ghate (Mah) 21-11, 21-14.  

Pre-quarterfinals: 4-P V Sindhu (AP) bt Arathi  Sara Sunil (Ker) 21-16, 21-15; 11-Daya Elsa Jacob (Ker) bt 3-Anuradha Srikhande (AI) 21-19, 17-21, 21-16; 6-Gauri Ghate (Mah) bt 16-Nidhi Tiwari (Dli) 21-13, 21-10; 1-P C Thulasi (Ker) bt Sanyogita Ghorpade (Mah) 21-14, 21-10.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jacqueline Rose Kunnath/ Poorvisha S Ram (Kar) bt Rituparna Das/ Sheshadri Sanyal (WB) 16-21, 21-16, 21-13; 3-K ManishaMegha/ P V Sindhu (AP) bt Reshma Karthik/ Sangeetha Udupa (Kar) 21-11, 21-11; 6-J Meghana/ V Pramatha (AP) bt B Jayabarathi / S A Rebecca (PY) 21-23, 21-5, 21-7; 5-Gauri Ghate/ Prajakta Sawant (Mah) bt Saili Rane/ Tanvi Lad (AI/ Mah) 21-10, 21-16; 8-K Suneri/ S Archana (TN) bt Jutishni Saikia/ Syeda Roslina Begum (Asm) 21-12, 21-15; Daya Elsa Jacob/ Sanyogita Ghorpade (Ker/Mah) bt 2-Anuradha Srikhande/ Vaishali Baria (AI) 20-22, 21-15, 21-16.

Mixed doubles (quarterfinals): Kamaldeep Singh/ Poorvisha S Ram (Kar) bt K Dilshad/ P S Linymol (Ker) 22-20, 17-21, 21-18; 1-K Nandagopal/ Megha Merin Ninan (Rly/ Ker) bt S Karthick/ K Suneri (TN) 21-18, 21-16; 3-Sourav Chatterjee/ Sheshadri Sanyal (WB) bt S Sunjith/ K Anoosha (Ker) 21-16, 21-13.

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