Nischal wards off Gagan challenge

M S Rakshit blanked Hemanth K 9-0 while Kishen S had it easy over Megha Raj, scoring a 9-1 win.In the girls’ section, Nupur Umashankar scored a narrow 9-6 win over Lakshmi Nikitha and Sanjana Rajshekar edged out Omkari Muthu 9-7.

Swetha Samuel and Gopika Madhu hardly broke any sweat before advancing into the second round. Swetha breezed past Namratha Kodath 9-2 and Gopika outclassed Pragna Prasanna 9-1.

Results (U-14, first round):
Boys: Nischal N bt Gagan S 9-6; Rahul B S bt Kunal V 9-4; Prateik bt K S Amogh Vardhan 9-4; Arjun M bt Mihier Roy Chaudhry 9-1; R S D Prajwal Dev bt Dhruv Sunish 9-2; K Sai bt Surya Prakash 9-4; B Shiva bt Andrew K Josh 9-3; Prashanth R bt Karthik S 9-4; Harsh Lakhani bt Ganesh Srinivas 9-4; Kishen S bt Megha Raj 9-1; Rama Krishnan bt Vignesh Subramanyam 9-2; G Ashwin Ram bt Chirantan K S 9-8 (1); M S Rakshit bt Hemanth K 9-0; Rishi Reddy bt Dhruva Kumar 9-2; Arkashish M T bt Abhijeeth 9-3; M Siddharth bt Abhimaan 9-4.
Girls: Nupur Umashankar bt Lakshmi Nikitha 9-6; Sakshi Yadav bt G Nidharshini 9-4; Akanksha Das bt Jyothi M 9-6; Namratha Dutta bt Sarah Sameen Ahmed 9-2; Shivani Manjana bt Sonashe 9-2; P Madhumitha M bt Abhipsha Rath 9-3; P Srivani Rao bt Shreya Mahadevan 9-4; Dhwani Kumar bt Arthi H 9-1; Gopika Madhu bt Pragna Prasanna 9-1; Swetha Samuel bt Namratha Kodath 9-2; Ramya N bt Ujwala S 9-7; Prajna Nagaraj bt Thangam Chanoy 9-7; Diana Abi bt Pratika Parvathi 9-8 (4); Kavya N Kumar bt M V Preethika 9-6; Sanjana Rajasekar bt Omkari Muthu 9-7.

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