Sameer ousts Mohit, enters quarterfinals

At the KBA courts on Sunday, Verma pulled off a 19-21, 21-18, 21-15 victory to seal his berth in the quarterfinals along with top-seed Saurabh Varma and number two K Nanda Gopal, who both scored straight-game wins.

Results (pre-quarterfinals, prefix denotes seeding): Men’s singles: 1-Saurabh Varma bt Pratul Joshi 21-14, 21-12; 5-Prannoy HS bt Vijaykumar Reddy P 21-15, 21-9; Aditya Prakash bt Kiran Kumar B 21-18, 21-13; Sai Praneeth B bt Vijetha NVS 21-12, 20-22, 21-8; 7-Eshan Naqvi bt Rameswar Mahapatra 21-8, 21-13; Sameer Verma bt 3-Mohit Kamat 19-21, 21-18, 21-15; Prakash Jolly K bt Adarsh Kumar 21-16, 21-11; 2-Nanda Gopal K bt Saurav Kapoor 21-13, 21-17.

Doubles: 1-Akshay Dewalkar/Arun Vishnu by Joy T Antony/Thomas Kurian 21-12, 21-16; Pratik Patel/Aditya Prakash bt Guru Prasad D/Abhijeet Naimpally 21-15, 21-19; Sunjith S/Ram C Vijay bt 4-Venkat Gaurav/Manish Gupta 21-15, 21-11; Deepak Khatri/Akshit Mahajan bt Vineeth Manuel/Krishna SDS 21-19, 21-11; Mohit Kamat/Venkatesh Prasad M bt Arjun Kumar Reddy/Nanda Gopal K 19-21, 21-18, 24-22; 3-Bennet Antony/Alwin Francis bt Sanjeeth S/Jeevan TR 21-17, 21-9; 2-Sai Praneeth B/Pranav Chopra bt Hersen KS/Suraj PH 21-18, 21-18.

Women’s singles: Poorvisha S Ram bt Manali Sinha 21-13, 21-16; 5-Thulasi PC bt Saloni Yadav 21-12, 21-10; Sindhu PV bt Rama Prabha Venkatachalam 21-6, 21-5; 8-Jacqueline Rose Kunnath bt Dhanya Nair 21-13, 19-21, 21-16; Daya Elsa Jacob bt 7-Bibari Basumatary 21-9, 18-21, 21-16; 4-Neha Pandit bt Sampada Sahasrabuddhe 21-19, 21-17; 6-Anita Ohlan bt Varsha Belawadi 21-14, 21-12; 2-Sayali Gokhale bt Uttara Prakash 21-12, 21-10.

Doubles: 1-Aparna Balan/Prajakta Sawant bt Sumitra Pujari/Manali Sinha 21-13, 21-3; B Deepthi/ Priyadarshini JV w/o Kristi Das/Dimpal Hazarika; Varsha Belawadi/Nischitha GM bt Sneha Santhilal/Arathi Sara Sunil 21-19, 11-21, 21-15; 3-Anjali Kalita/Meenakshi Nair bt J Sarada Govardhini/Anita Ohlan 21-19, 19-21, 21-14; 2-Pradnya Gadre/Jyotshna P bt Garima Yadav/Saloni Yadav 21-6, 21-9.

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