Seeded players make the main round of Badminton Nationals
Srinagar: Top-ranked Aditya Prakash along with other seeded men`s singles players in the qualifiers today reached the main draw of the 77th National Badminton Championship to be played from September 30 to October 3 here.
Karnataka`s Prakash defeated Punjab`s Prateek Mahajan 21-14 21-9 in 20 minutes to join seven others in the main round which boasts big names like Sourabh Varma, Sai Praneeth B and Arvind Bhat.
In the women`s singles qualifier, top-seed Sanyogita Ghorpade of Maharashtra sealed her place in the main draw defeating Manali Sinha of Assam 21-13 21-16.
Other seeded entries in the women`s section, Chitra Lekha (2), Varsha Belawadi (3) and G M Nischitha (4) also entered the main round of the tournament.
Men`s singles: Aditya Prakash beat Prateek Mahajan 21-14 21-9; Himanshu Kharbanda (walk/over) Ratikanta Saha; B Kiran Kumar beat Talar Laa 21-18 11-21 21-19; Saarang Lakhanee beat Renuka Kiran Mouli B 21-8 21-13; Vikas Harsha P beat Ajay Kumar K 25-23 21-16; Sanjeeth S beat Mohit Tiwari 21-18 21-19; Sachin Ratti beat Pawan Malik 25-23 17-21 21-12; Deepak Khatri beat Kaushik Pal 21-11 13-21 21-12.
Women`s singles: G M Nischitha beat Muskan Rathore 21-15 21-18; Rasika Raje beat Ch Poornima 15-21 21-12 21-18; Varsha Belawadi beat Ritu Vinayak 21-12 21-10; Sanyogita Ghorpade beat Manali Sinha 21-13 21-16; J Sarada Govardhini (walk/over) Vijeta Bhargava; Sampada Sahasrabuddhe beat Anees Kowser 21-9 21-14; Susan Rajan beat Jagriti Nashier 24-22 19-21 21-14; Chitra Lekha beat Rucha Nikam 21-12 21-10.