BANGALORE: Top seed Guru Sai Dutt of Andhra Pradesh led the way to the boys’ under-19 singles quarterfinals with a 21-14, 21-13 victory over State teammate, Arun Kumar, in the Union Bank all-India junior ranking badminton championship at the KBA courts here on Thursday.

The other winners included the third seed Arun Nandaluri, also of AP, and the fifth seed, Oscal Bansal of Chandigarh.

In a minor upset, Ankita Ashok of Karnataka beat Shruthi of AP 21-14, 22-20 and entered the quarterfinals.

The results:

Boys: U-19: Singles: Pre-quarterfinals: Guru Sai Dutt (AP) bt Ajay Kumar (AP) 21-4, 21-13; Saurabh Verma (MP) bt Vikranth Kumar (AP) 21-4, 21-15; Oscar Bansal (Chd) bt Aravind (AP) 21-11, 22-20; Tarun Kona (AP) bt P.H. Suraj (Ker) 21-15, 21-8; Aditya Prakash (Kar) bt Anurah Sharma (U.P.) 21-11, 21-17; Sumeet Reddy (AP) bt Mayank Gole (Mah) 21-10, 18-21, 21-18; Sai Praneeth (AP) bt Kapil Dinesh (Guj) 21-10, 21-10; Arun Nandaluri (AI) bt Nandagopal (AP) 21-15, 21-18.

Second round: Guru Sai Dutt bt Manikandan 21-12, 21-9; Ajay Kumar bt Appa Rao 20-22, 21-19, 21-16; Saurabh Verma bt Vipul Saini 21-19, 21-17; Vikranth Kumar bt Prashant 21-11, 21-17; Oscar Bansal bt Ram 21-11, 19-21, 21-12; Arvind bt Nihar Tilekar 21-14, 21-17; Tarun Kona bt Prateek Patel 21-23, 21-15, 21-18; Suraj bt Prakash Jolly 21-19, 14-21, 21-18; Anurag Sharma bt Neeraj Rahman 13-21, 21-12, 21-13; Aditya R. Prakash bt Anil Kumar Raju 21-17, 21-17; Sumeet Reddy bt Prateekh Khurana 17-21, 21-10, 21-19; Abhimanyu Singh bt Mayank Gole 22-20, 21-16; Kapil Dinesh bt Anup Kiran 21-13, 21-9; Sai Praneeth bt Ravi Singla 21-12, 21-12; Nandagopal bt Suranjan Bhobora 16-21, 21-16, 21-19; Arun Nandaluri bt Bennet Antony 21-12, 21-14.

U-16: Singles: Second round: Sai Praneeth bt Shashank Menon 21-8, 21-9; Venkatesh bt Abhishek 21-12, 21-18; Chirag bt Bishal Das 15-21, 22-20, 21-18; Bhaskar Chakraborty bt Shiv Nayak 21-17, 21-10; Anurag Thakkar bt Samit Dandavate 21-7, 21-9; Manikandan w/o Bob Sharma; Sunjith bt Vishal Dev 15-21, 21-14, 21-18; Saharsh bt Vinay Hari 21-15, 21-15; Vikas Harsha bt Pratul Joshi 21-16, 21-12; Sarang Lakhani bt Suraj 21-15, 21-15; Aswin bt Sai Praneeth (Kar) 15-21, 26-24, 21-17; Prannoy bt Santosh Ravuri 21-8, 21-9; Ajay Patil bt Siddharth Rajan 21-16, 21-11; Sameer Verma bt Sudarshan 21-16, 21-17; Jayasimha Reddy bt Srikanth 21-14, 21-12; Hirak Jyoti Neog bt Tejas Shah 21-7, 21-10.

Girls: U-19: Singles: Pre-quarterfinals: Ankita Ashok (Kar) bt Shruti (AP) 21-14, 22-20; Sikky Reddy (AP) bt Monisha Vinayak (Kar) 21-18, 21-12; Mudra Dahinje (Mah) bt Vaishali Baria (Guj) 21-11, 21-14; Ashwini Ponnappa (Kar) bt Pradnya Gadre (Mah) 21-14, 25-23; Nischitha (Kar) bt P.C. Thulasi (Ker) 14-21, 23-21, 21-18; Kadambari Chheda (Mah) bt Trupti Lavanya (MP) 21-17, 14-21, 21-13; V. Ruth Misha (Kar) bt Anuradha Shrikhande (Mah) 21-13, 21-16.

U-16: Singles: Pooja V. Anvekar bt Akansha Pandey 21-4, 21-13; Samhitha bt Sindhu Bharadwaj 19-21, 21-12, 21-16; Minti Kaur bt Riya Sarkar 21-16, 21-16; Saee Purandare bt Kalyani Limaye 21-16, 21-12; Manisha bt Pramada 21-15, 21-7; Riya Pillai bt Anagha Unni 21-14, 21-12; P.V. Sindhu bt Krupali 21-14, 21-6; Suneri bt Reshma Karthik 21-16, 21-18. — Special Correspondent

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