Top seeds Aakarshi, Lakshya in semifinal

Top seeds Aakarshi, Lakshya in semifinal

Top seeds Aakarshi, Lakshya in semifinal

Chattisgarh’s Aakarshi Kashyap enjoyed a great outing at the 16th Union Bank All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament at the Karnataka Badminton Association courts making it to the last-four of both the under-17 and the under-19 categories on Saturday.

In the under-19 girls singles, Aakarshi beat Uttar Pradesh’s Amolika Singh 21-17, 19-21, 21-11 in the quarterfinals. In the semis, Aakarshi will take on fourth seed Ashmita Chaliha of Assam.

In the under-17 quarters, Aakarshi beat Aashi Rawat of New Delhi 21-17, 21-12. On Sunday, she will take on Samiya Imad Farooqui of Telangana for a place in the final.

Meanwhile in the boys’ section, top seed Lakshya Sen of Uttarakhand continued his fine form to notch up a 21-17, 21-16 win over Nikhilshyam Sriram of Karnataka in the under-19 singles.

He will take on another Karnataka shuttler Rahul Bhardhvaj in the semifinal on Sunday. Bhardhvaj beat Jaswanth D of Andhra Pradesh 21-13, 21-12 in his quarters tie.
Results (All quarterfinals) Boys: U-19: Lakshya Sen (Utr) bt Nikhilshyam Sriram, (Ktk) 21-17, 21-16; Rahul Bhardhvaj BM (Ktk) bt Jaswanth D (AP) 21-13, 21-12; Aryamann Tandon (AI) bt Arintap Dasgupta (WB) 15-21, 21-19, 21-16; Kiran George (Ker) bt Kartikey Gulshan Kumar (Dli) 21-14, 21-13.

U-17: Maisnam Meiraba (Mnp) bt Sai Charan Koya (AP) 21-15, 18-21, 21-10; Dhruv Rawat (Utr) bt Sathish Kumar K (TN) 21-10, 21-17; Bidyasagar Salam (Mnp) bt Koushik S (TN) 21-17, 21-15; Iman Sonowal (Asm) bt Amit Rathore (MP) 21-14, 21-14.


Girls: U-19: Aakarshi Kashyap (Cg) bt Amolika Singh (UP) 21-17, 19-21, 21-11; Ashmita Chaliha (Asm) bt Kanika Kanwal (AI) 21-15, 21-16; Vaidehi Choudhari (Mah) bt Malvika Bansod (Mah) 14-21, 21-11, 21-19; Tanishq M (AP) bt Prashi Joshi (TS) 21-12, 21-12.

U-17: Aakarshi Kashyap (Cg) bt Aashi Rawat (Dli) 21-17, 21-12; Samiya Imad Farooqui (TS) bt Malvika Bansod (Mah) 21-15, 17-21, 22-20; Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (TS) bt Ritika Thaker (Mah) 21-17, 18-21, 21-17; Unnati Bisht (Utr) bt Kavipriya S (PY) 21-17, 11-2 rtd.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)