Air India’s Harsheel Dani marched into the under-17 and under-19 boys’ semifinals with convincing wins, while Kerala’s under-19 girls’ No. 1 Arathi Sara Sunil also cruised into the last-four stage of the 37th National junior badminton championship in Imphal on Friday.
However Reshma Karthik, Air India’s under-17 girls’ top-seed, was forced to sweat by qualifier K. Vijetha (AP) before moving to the semifinals.
Another qualifier, Haryana’s Ketan Chahal had packed off Rohit Raj, the under-19 boys’ top-seed from AAI, on Thursday evening. — Special Correspondent