Monisha outplayed Bulbul 21-8, 21-2

Ruth Misha made the grade beating S. Kumudakumari

Krishna advanced to the quarterfinals

BANGALORE: Top seeded Monisha Vinayak advanced to the women’s singles semifinals of the first Five Star State-ranking badminton tournament at the Gurukul Academy on Tuesday.

Monisha outplayed Bulbul 21-8, 21-2 while Ruth Misha made the grade beating S. Kumudakumari 21-5, 21-5. Jacqueline R. Kunnath and Soumya Padhye had made the grade on Monday after gaining walkovers.

S.D.S. Krishna, the top seed in men’s ranking, advanced to the quarterfinals overcoming a defiant Amit Kumar 21-16, 21-19.

The results:

Men’s: Singles: Pre-quarterfinals: S.D.S. Krishna bt Amit Kumar 21-16, 21-19; Prathap Menon bt Praveen B. 21-19, 21-19; Harshil Shah bt M.D. Anup Kiran 21-13, 14-21, 21-9; Karthikey K bt Adarsh Kumar 20-22, 21-18, 21-12; Venkatesh Prasad bt Irshad Khan 22-20, 21-10; Prakash Jolly bt S. Sanjeeth 21-18, 21-9; Rohan Castelino bt T.R. Jeevan 21-6, 21-7.

Doubles: Pre-quarterfinals: Guruprasad & Vineet Manuel bt Renuka Prasad & Nandish 21-5, 21-12; Varun Bhat & Srinath S. bt Ninad K. & Amit K. 21-17, 21-10; T.R. Jeevan & Sanjeeth S bt Yashash H. & Glensukumar 21-15, 21-13; Adarsh Kumar & Anup Kiran bt Phalgun & Bhaskar 21-16, 24-22; Shivakumar & Sumeeth Y bt Karthikey & Prateek 21-17, 21-19.

Women’s: Singles: Quarterfinals: Monisha Vinayak bt Bulbul 21-8, 21-2; Ruth Misha Vinod bt S. Kumudakumari 21-5, 21-5.

Veterans: Men’s: Singles: Pre-Quarterfinals: Ashok M bt Selvaraj 21-19, 21-23, 21-5; Mariswamy bt Shivaprasad 21-17, 21-15.

Mixed doubles: Pre-quarterfinals: Bulbul & Manish Bansal bt Preetham & Manjunath 21-11, 21-10; Sanjana & Somnath bt Smitha & Aditya 21-9, 21-19; Deepa & Robert bt S. Kumudakumari & K. Renji 21-9, 21-10; Radhika & Babu bt Swathi & Sini 21-15, 20-22, 21-16.

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