Prathiksha Prakash advanced in the girls’ singles event in both in the under-19 and 17 categories in the Chettinad Cement 5-Star State-ranking badminton tournament here on Saturday.
In the u-19 division, the Mangalore-shuttler booked a spot in the quarterfinals with a 21-9, 21-13 win over Uzma Fathima. Prathiksha had received a walk-over in her round-of-32 match against Shimoga’s Amrutha earlier on Saturday.
Important results: Girls: U-19: Singles (round of 16): Prathiksha Prakash bt Uzma Fathima 21-9, 21-13; Prasamsha Bhandary bt Mahima 21-12, 18-21, 21-17. U-17: Singles (round of 32): Mahima bt Bhavya Krishnan 18-21, 21-16, 21-14.
Doubles: Quarterfinals: Prasamsha & Prathiksha bt G.B. Rakshita & G. Vibha 21-7, 21-7; R.R. Dhaarini & Poojashree bt N. Chinmayi & A. Manasa 21-5, 21-3.
Singles: First round: U-15: Ranjini Hegde bt Vaishnavi Venkatesh 21-13, 17-21, 21-13; Shumal Prasad bt Sadia Haris 21-17, 21-10. U-13: Akhila Anand bt S. Rithika 21-14, 21-12; Niyati Prabhu bt Aanchal Dhawan 21-10, 21-10. — Sports Reporter