Daniel, Karishma, Shreyanshi qualify for main draw

New Delhi: Juniors Daniel S Farid, Shreyanshi Pardeshi and Karishma Wadkar posted upset victories over their more experienced opponents in their respective matches today to qualify for the main round of the ATS 78th Senior National Badminton championship here.

While Under-17 national champion Daniel defeated the experienced B Kiran Kumar 21-15 20-22 21-6 to reach the men`s singles main draw, in the women`s singles qualifying, U-17 nationals runners up Karishma Wadkar and Shreyanshi Pardeshi stole the show here at the Siri Fort Auditorium.

Karishma defeated R Santoshi Hasini 21-8 13-21 21-19, while Shreyanshi got the better of Sampada Sahastrabuddhe 21-16 21-14.

Rohan Castelino, Sachin Rawat, Shreyansh Jaiswal, Nigel D`Sa, Aditya Prakash, Siddharth Thakur and B Chetan Anand joined Daniel in the men`s singles main draw.

The other qualifiers in the women`s singles are Chitralekha, Rasika Raje, Vaishnavi Iyer, Dhanya Nair, Sri Krishna Priya and K Vaishnavi.

The main draw will commence on Friday after the Inter State and Inter Zonal Team Championship.

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