Apeksha knocks out fancied Archana

Top seed Raghu M advanced into the last-eight stage in the under-17 boys category while the girls category saw an upset as number one ranked Archana Pai bowed out to ninth seed Apeksha Nayak in the Li-Ning State badminton championship here on Tuesday.

 
Raghu, the local favourite, defeated Mayuresh Janpandit 21-12, 24-22 in the pre-quarterfinal encounter.

Apeksha handed a shocking 21-14, 21-4 defeat to top seed Archana to storm into the quarterfinal.

Results (all-pre-quarterfinals):

Boys Under-17: Raghu M bt Mayuresh Janpandit 21-12, 24-22; Rohit Haibatti bt Glanish A Pinto 21-19, 21-15; Rahul Bharadwaj bt Nikhit Laxman 21-11, 21-10; Abi Amudhan S bt Abhilash B 21-16, 13-21, 21-17; ML Kevin bt Amogh P 21-14, 21-6; Saif Ali bt Rahul B Prasad 21-16, 21-9; Nikhilshyam Sriram bt Rohith M 21-8, 21-15; Mithun Manjunath bt Tejaswi Sagar 21-14, 21-16.

Under-15: Vishnuh R Paura bt Anirudh Rajeev 21-14, 21-13; Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad bt Rohan Haibatti 21-19, 21-11; Vikhyath MR bt Rohith M 21-17, 21-17; Amogh R Gupta bt Tejas S Kallolkar 21-12, 15-21, 21-9; Rahul Bharadwaj bt Srikar Rajesh 21-7 21-9; Avinash S bt Migil Yogananda 21-19, 21-16; Mayuresh Janpandit bt Shamanth Rao Kidyoor 14-21, 21-15, 21-13; Ponnappa CS bt Saketh Upadhya 21-15, 21-15.

Under-13: Shashank Reddy bt Tejas S 21-6 21-7; Shamanth Kumar S bt Vasthu Ganapathi 21-19, 11-21, 21-18; Saket CS bt Tejas CG 21-14, 21-9; Shivdeep Jayanth bt Naren Iyer 21-13, 21-14; Ajinkya G Joshi bt  Daniel Biju 21-7, 21-16; Chinmaya V bt Mayur K 21-12, 21-8; Saneeth S Dayanand bt Vishesh Sharma 21-13, 21-17; Prutvi K Roy bt Suhas V 21-9.

Girls Under-17: Apeksha Nayak bt Archana Pai 21-14, 21-14; Mithula UK bt Surabhi Srinivasan 21-5, 21-4; Shikha Gautam bt Ramya CV 21-8, 21-7; Sheetal Sudarshan bt Chaitra Alankar 21-15, 21-16; Bhavya Krishnan bt Poojashree 21-11, 21-16; Shivani Pathi A bt Savita RN 21-12, 21-15; Amrutha BS bt Bhoomika HL 21-12, 21-12; Mahima Aggarwal bt Vidisha Reddy 21-11, 21-8 .

Under-15: Ashwini Bhat K bt Prarthana Vasudevan 21-8, 21-9; Mithula UK bt Sahana R Vasanth 21-13, 21-8; Advika Ganesh bt Roshni Venkat 19-21, 21-9, 21-12; Sheetal D bt Ranjani Hegde 21-14, 21-19; Drithi Yatheesh bt Ramya CV 21-7, 13-8 ret; Trisha Hegde bt Sinchana D Raj 21-8, 21-3; Deepthi Ramesh bt Richa Muktibodh 21-11, 21-14; Shivani Pathi A bt Dhaarani Ravikumar 21-5, 21-13.

Under-13: Richa Muktibodh bt Arundhati N Muddu 21-8, 21-7; Tanya Hemanth bt Deetya Jagadish 13-21, 23-21, 21-17; Advika Ganesh bt Akshatha Karnati 21-12, 21-9; Vijetha Harish bt Anushka Ganesh 21-12, 21-17 ; Gagana NS bt Kriti Bharadwaj 21-15, 19-21, 21-19; Medha Shashidharan bt Roshni Venkat 21-10, 15-21, 21-14; Ananya Praveen bt Shraddha Hegde 19-21, 21-13, 21-12; Keerthana P Shroff bt  Kushi Athreya 21-14, 21-14 .

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