National Badminton Championship: Seeded players through to 3rd round of qualifying
Srinagar: Top-ranked Aditya Prakash along with other seeded men`s singles players in the qualifiers reached the third round of the qualifying stage of the 77th National Badminton Championship here on Wednesday.
Prakash from Karnataka defeated Saurav Kapoor of Haryana 21-10, 21-13 to set up a clash with Punjab`s Prateek Mahajan, who won against Himanshu Verma of Chandigarh 21-13, 21-14 in another second round match.
In the women`s singles qualifiers, seeded entries Sanyogita Ghorpade (1), Chitra Lekha (2), Varsha Belawadi (3) and G M Nischitha (4) all got byes to enter the next round.
Men`s singles qualifying second round: Ratikanta Saha, RLY, def. Kandarp Chaubey, RAJ, 21-16 21-19; Himanshu Kharbanda, DLI, def. Firoj Mulani, MAH, 21-13 21-15; B Kiran Kumar, RLY, def. Jaswinder Singh, PNB, 15-21 21-16 21-11; Talar Laa, AI, def. Anurag Thakkar, MP, 22-20 21-13; Saarang Lakhanee, MAH, def. Dinesh T, RLY, 16-14 Ret; Renuka Kiran Mouli B, KTK, def. Prince Chaturvedi, UTR, 21-8 21-19; Sanjeeth S, RLY, def. Akash Sethi, CHG, 21-14 21-16; Mohit Tiwari, UTR, def. K. Prakash Jolly, KTK, 21-16 21-17; Vikas Harsha P, AP, def. Bhaskar Chkraborty, DLI, 16-21 21-12 21-15; K Ajay Kumar, RLY, def. Anand Tiwari, PNB, 21-11 21-7; Sachin Ratti, PNB, def. Akshay Raut, MAH, 21-13 21-16; Pawan Malik, CG, def. Abhishek Yeligar, AI, w.O.; Kaushik Pal, WB, def. Joy T Antony, KER, 21-11 21-19; Deepak Khatri, RLY, def. Karthikey K, KTK, 24-22 18-21 21-12.
Women`s singles qualifying first round: Manali Sinha, ASM, def. Ruby Singh, CG, 21-10 21-17; Vijeta Bhargava, MP, def. Garima Yadav, CAG, w.O.; J Sarada Govardhini, AP, def. Shambhavi Bajaj, DLI, w.O.; Muskan Rathore, MP, def. P S Linymol, KER, w.O.; Sampada Sahasrabuddhe, MAH, def. P Ramsy, AP, 21-5 21-12; J Anees Kowser, TN, def. Daksha Gautam, HAR, 21-16 21-15; Rasika Raje, MAH, def. Dimpal Hazarika, ASM, 21-8 21-8; Ch. Poornima, AP, def. Uttara Prakash, KTK, 21-11 23-21; Ritu Vinayak, PNB, def. Yamini Sharma, DLI, w.O.; Jagriti Nashier, HAR, def. Swati Sharma, CAG, 21-15 21-16; Susan Rajan, KER, def. Pallavi Sharma, MP, 21-11 21-6; Rucha Nikam, MAH, def. Pizza Bharali, ASM, 21-13 21-18.