Mohit, Ashwini enter main draw

Mohit Kamat, representing Railways, was the only Karnataka shuttler to come through the qualifying rounds in the men’s category of the Canara Bank All-India Senior Ranking badminton tournament here.

Mohit posted a 15-9, 15-10 win over Delhi’s Sachin Rawat to book his place in the main draw which kicks off from Thursday at the Karnataka Badminton Association courts.

In the women’s section, Reshma Karthik of Air India and Ashwini Ponnappa of PET qualified for the tournament proper.

Reshma got the better of Uttar Pradesh’s Sara Naqvi 15-5, 12-15, 15-9, while doubles ace Ponnappa overcame Tamil Nadu’s Shruthi S 15-12, 15-13 in the final round of qualifying.

It was disappointment for Karnataka women as Mira Mahadevan and Nischitha GM crashed out.  Mira went down to Anita Ohlan of Railways 9-15, 11-15 while Nischitha bowed out against Tamil Nadu’s Kanthi Visalakshi P 2-15, 15-17.

Results (final qualifyng): Men’s singles: Kanishq M (AP)  bt Mithun M (Kar) 15-8, 15-5; Arijeet Bose (Mah) bt Sudhanshu Medsikar (Mah) 16-14, 15-8; Ketan Chahal (Har) bt NVS Vijetha (AP) 15-13, 11-15, 15-10; Chirag Sen (AI) bt Prem Singh Chouhan (Raj) 15-5, 15-8; Mohit Kamat (Rly) bt Sachin Rawat (Del) 15-9, 15-10; ASS Siril Varma (AP) bt Kabir Kanzarkar (Mah) 15-9, 15-7; Ashish Sharma (Del) bt Venket Gaurav Pradad (CG) 8-15, 15-11, 15-9; Akshit Mahajan (Har) bt Nigel D'Sa (Mah) 15-4, 16-14.
Women’s singles: Reshma Karthik (AI) bt Sara Naqvi (UP) 15-5, 12-15, 15-9; Ekta Kalia (Har) bt Dhanya Nair (Rly) 11-15, 15-3, 15-8; Sheshadri Sanyal (West Bengal) bt Rucha Nikam (Mah) 15-10, 15-5; Pooja D (AP) bt Swati Sharma (Utr) 18-16, 15-11; Ashwini Ponnappa (PET) bt Shruthi S (TN) 15-12, 15-13; Anita Ohlan (Rly) bt Mira Mahadevan (Kar) 15-9, 15-11; Kanthi Visalakshi P (TN) bt Nischitha GM (Kar) 15-2, 17-15; Juhi Dewangan (CG) bt Vaishnavi K (AP) 9-15, 15-11, 15-12.

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