Nivedha Srinivasan (seeded No.7) of Pondicherry, Prashi Joshi of AP (8) and Vaidehi Choudhari of Maharashtra (11) were ousted by Rashi Lamba, Deepti Ramesh, both of Maharashtra, and Preethi K. of AP respectively in the girls’ under-15 section of the all-India sub-junior ranking badminton tournament at the Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium in Durgapur on Friday.
National coach P. Gopi Chand’s daughter, Gayatri, too went out in the second round of the girls’ U-13 section losing to fourth-seeded Simran Singh of Maharashtra after a tough three-set contest.
Girls’ U-15 (2nd round): Kanika Kanwal (Dli) bt Riya Arolkar (Mah) 21-12, 21-14; Cherish D'Souza (Mah) bt Navya Swaroopa P. (AP) 21-7, 21-16; Akshita Bhandari (Utr) bt Trisha Hegde (Ktk) 21-8, 21-14; Rashi Lambe (Mah) bt Nivedha Srinivasan ( PY) 17-21, 21-10, 21-18; Anshu Sharma (MP) bt Aakarshi Kashyap (CG) 21-17, 21-11; Deepthi Ramesh (Mah) bt Prashi Joshi (AP) 23-21, 22-20; Preethi K. (AP) bt Vaidehi Choudhari (Mah) 21-12, 18-21, 21-17; Ashmita Chaliha (Asm) bt Unnati Bisht (Utr) 21-12, 21-13.
Boys’ U-13 (2nd round): Tukum Laa (Anp) bt Priyanshu Rajawat (MP) 23-21, 21-18; Yash Raikwar (MP) bt Varaprasad Kanakala (AP) 21-19, 21-13; Maisnam Meiraba (Mnp) bt Afraz Mohamed (Dli) 21-11, 21-11; Dishanta Debnath (WB) bt Anirudh Shankar (UP) 21-5, 21-9; Akash Thakur (Bhr) bt Rohan Gurbani (Mah) 21-18, 21-12; Pavan Krishna Thokala (AP) bt Anish Kumar Mishra (Jar) 21-12, 21-15; Akshay Pratap Singh Chauhan (UP) bt Tarun Gakhad (Har) 22-20, 21-14; Aakash Yadav (Dli) bt Sanjay Kumawat (Raj) 21-5, 21-8.
Girls’ U-13 (2nd round): Himanshi Rawat (Utr) bt Chimran Kalita (Asm) 21-17, 14-21, 21-12; Ritika Thaker (Mah) bt Richa Muktibodh (Ktk) 21-14, 21-15; Nishita Varma Pakalapati (AP) bt Winona S.(TN) 21-6, 22-20; Nivetha M. (TN) bt Aarya Deshpande (Mah) 21-17, 21-14; Simran Singh (Mah) bt Gayatri Gopichand P. (AP) 19-21, 21-11, 21-15; Nila V. (TN) bt Amolika Singh (UP) 22-20, 21-15; Akshita A. (AP) bt Joshi Divyanshi (Utr) 21-10, 21-9. — Special Correspondent