Former National champion Chetan Anand (PSPB), playing in a major tournament after a long break due to injury, struggled to down Neeraj Vashisth (Haryana) 21-16, 17-21, 21-10 in the first round of the Vankina Anjani Devi memorial all-India senior ranking badminton tournament on Friday.

However, it was smooth sailing for the top-seeded B. Sai Praneeth and P.V. Sindhu (PSPB).

Important results (first round):

Men: B. Sai Praneeth bt R.N. Suraj 21-7, 21-10; B. Chetan Anand bt Neeraj Vashisth 21-16, 17-21, 21-10; Anup Sridhar bt L. Saarang 21-15, 21-14; Sourabh Varma bt Prem Singh Chouhan 21-6, 21-15; Sachin Rawat bt Mohit Tiwari 21-11, 13-21, 21-13; Pratul Joshi bt Pawan Malik 21-19, 21-18; Rohan Castelino bt Love Kumar 21-13, 21-15.

Sameer Verma bt Ashish Sharma 21-9, 21-11; Arvind Bhat bt C. Rahul Yadav 21-15, 21-13; Anshuman Bora bt K. Revanth 14-21, 21-18, 21-14; Oscar Bansal bt G. Gopi Raju 21-19, 21-19; Jishnu Sanyal bt S. Sanjeeth 21-14, 21-11; R.M.V. Gurusaidutt bt Devansh Jaiswal 21-10, 21-13; Manish Gupta bt Saurabh Agarwal 21-16, 21-14; Aditya Prakash bt Datul Chauhan 21-5, 21-6; Sanyam Shukla bt Talar Laa 21-17, 21-19; H.S. Prannoy bt Sumra Mohsin 21-10, 21-9.

Women: P.V. Sindhu bt Arjoo Thakur 21-5, 21-10; Saili Rane bt Kapila Vanshika 21-6, 21-10; Saloni Yadav bt Gautam Daksha 21-12, 21-10; Mohita Sahdev bt M. Alvia Sanaila 21-10, 21-16; Rituparna Das bt Dimpal Hazarika 21-6, 21-5; Rasika Raje bt K. Sheetal 21-9, 21-10; K. Sri Krishna Priya bt P. Bharali 21-9, 21-10; Tanvi Lad bt K. Vaishnavi 21-6, 21-15; Seshadri Sanyal bt Rucha Nikam 21-19, 21-13; G. Ruthvika Shivani bt J. Anees Kowser 11-0 conceded; P.C. Thulasi bt Sanskriti Chhabra 21-5, 21-5; Juhi Dewangan bt Ekata Kalia 21-18, 21-18; M. Shruti bt A. Khandelwal 21-5, 21-6; S. Sampada bt Nimmi Patel 21-14, 21-12; Sonam More bt Kushboo Patel 21-11, 21-11; Shriyanshi Pardeshi bt Kaberi Phukon 21-11, 21-15;

Arundhati Pantawane bt Ch. Uttejitha Rao 21-6, 21-14; Uttara Prakash bt P. S. Linymol 21-10, 21-14; G. Vrushali bt P. Visalakshi Kanthi 21-7, 21-17; Sanchali Dasgupta bt Ch. Poornima 21-18, 21-17; Neha Pandit bt K. Preethi 21-5, 21-6.

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