VIJAYAWADA: Tamil Nadu’s Darshini defeated Andhra Pradesh’s Jamuna Rani 21-13, 21-18 to enter the second qualifying round of the 32nd junior National badminton championship Nellore. In the boys’ singles, West Bengal’s Arjit Roy bounced back to defeat TN’s B. Ashok 10-21, 21-19, 21-19.

Important results (first round): Junior boys: Puneet (Har) bt P. Purnendu (AP) 14-21, 21-16, 21-17, M. Darshan (Kar) bt Sonu Kumar (Bih) 21-13, 11-21, 21-15, Arjit Roy (WB) bt B. Ashok (TN) 10-21, 21-19, 21-19, Jatin Ummat (Dli) bt Ghouse (AP) 14-21, 21-16, 21-19, Rishab Shukla (UP) bt Sk Jaleel Ahmed (AP) 21-14, 21-23, 21-18.

Junior girls: Darshni (TN) bt K. Jamuna Rani (AP) 21-13, 21-18, Asfa Taqvi (Kar) bt Ch. Jyotsna (AP) 21-19, 21-17.

Junior boys doubles: Md. Amir /Roshan Jameel (TN) bt Srikanth /Venugopal (AP) 21-17, 21-15, Dilip Jacob /Vinod Shankar (Ker) bt Radha Krishna /Nagarjuna (AP) 21-15, 21-9, Sunil Varma /Karthikeya (Kar) bt Jaswinder (Pun) /Dinesh (Dli) 21-12, 21-16. Y. Marathe /Kunal Bhide (Mah) bt Khaja Khaleel /Sri Teja (AP) 21-23, 21-12, 21-15, Ravi Shukla/Buddiraj (Har) bt Manideep/Nagendar (AP) 21-17, 21-16. — Sports Reporter

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