Shikha packs off Unnati to move into round of 16

Shikha packs off Unnati to move into round of 16

Top seed Shikha Gautam of Karnataka had an easy outing as she beat Unnati Bisht of Uttarakhand 21-14, 21-15 to enter the pre-quarterfinals in the girls’ (U-19) section of the 14th Union Bank All-India Junior Ranking badminton tournament at the KBA Stadium here on Tuesday.

Unnati, however, progressed in the girls’ U-17 category as she overcame fifth seed Kalpita Sawant 22-20, 16-21, 21-19 in a hard fought match to advance to the last-sixteen.

In the boys’ section, the round of 32 was reached in the U-19 and U-17 sections.

Girls: U-19: singles (round of 32, prefix denotes seeding): 1-Shikha Gautam (KTK) bt Unnati Bisht (UTR) 21-14, 21-15; Aarya More (MAH) bt Akshita A (AP) 21-12, 21-23, 21-18; 8-Anura Prabhudesai (AI) bt Chimran Kalita (ASM) 21-12, 21-16; Priyanka Kumawat (RAJ) bt Vaishnavi K (TS) 21-13, 15-21, 21-16; 4-Kanika Kanwal (AI) bt Diksha Choudhary (CG) 21-16, 21-10; Mahima Aggarwal (KTK) bt Keyura Mopati (TS) 21-9, 21-6;

7-Ashmita Chaliha (ASM) bt Nishita Varma Pakalapati (AP) 21-19, 21-14; Apeksha Nayak (KTK)  W/o Karishma Wadkar (MAH); Archana Pai (KTK) bt Srishti Jupudi (TS) 21-7, 21-16; 5-Riya Mookerjee (UP) bt Ira Sharma (HAR) 21-9, 21-12; Aakarshi Kashyap (CG) bt Kalpita Sawant (AI) 21-18, 21-17; 3-Malavika JK bt Pooja Devlekar (MAH) 21-18, 19-21, 21-15; Vaidehi Choudhari (MAH) bt Uthsava Palit (WB) 21-13, 21-10; 6-Tanishq M(AP) bt Savita RN (KTK) 21-17, 21-16; Prashi Joshi (TS) bt Deepthi Ramesh (KTK) 5-0 Retd; 2-Bhavya Rishi (AI) bt Richa Muktibodh (KTK) 21-11 21-17. 

Under-17: 1-Ashmita Chaliha (ASM) bt Lakshmi Priyanka SS (TN) 21-15, 21-9; Mithula U (KTK) bt Priyanka Kumawat (RAJ) 21-16, 21-17; Rashi Lambe (MAH) bt 7-Purva Barve (MAH) 21-14, 13-21, 21-17; Aakarshi Kashyap (CG) bt Ashwini Bhat K (KTK) 21-17, 14-21, 21-16; 4-Tanishq M (AP) bt Devarshi Sanghvi (GUJ) 21-16, 21-19; Archana Pai (KTK) bt Pooja Devlekar (MAH) 12-21, 21-18, 21-9; Unnati Bisht (UTR) bt 5-Kalpita Sawant (AI) 22-20, 16-21, 21-19; Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka (TS) bt Riya Khatri (DLI) 21-4, 21-8; Nivetha M (TN) bt Srishti Jupudi (TS) 12-21, 21-15, 21-10; 6-Bhavya Rishi (AI) bt Akshita A (AP) 21-19, 26-24; Nivedha Srinivasan (PY) bt Sheethal D (KTK) 17-21, 21-6, 21-18; 3-Vaidehi Choudhari (MAH) bt Ira Sharma (HAR) 21-13, 21-9; Nishita Varma Pakalapati (AP) bt Ramsha Farooqui (MAH) 21-13, 21-19; 8-Prashi Joshi (TS) bt Apeksha Nayak (KTK) 17-21, 21-9, 11-8 Retd.; Ananya Goel (DLI) bt Deepthi Ramesh (KTK) 5-1 Retd; 2-Kanika Kanwal (AI) bt Mugdha Agrey (MAH) 21-18, 19-21, 21-15.

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