On a day that saw nine seeded players lose in the under-13 category, 11th-seeded Chayanit Joshi of Uttarakhand and No. 12 R. Pranay of AP were eliminated in the first round of the all-India sub-junior ranking badminton tournament in Durgapur on Thursday.
Also losing were 13th seed Dhruv Rawat and 16th seed Sahruday Gokarapu of AP.
Seed No. 8 in the boys’ and No. 7 in the girls’ section, Jacob Thomas of Kerala and Priya Shukla of UP, failed to turn up for their matches.
Important results: Boys: Tukum Laa (Aru) bt Lokeshwaran R. (Pud) 21-8, 21-13; Jossen Johan (Ker) bt Sahruday Gokarapu (AP) 16-21, 21-16, 21-14; Vishnuvardhan Goud (AP) bt Chayanit Joshi (Utr) 24-22, 21-11; Mohit Goury (Har) bt Pranay R. (AP) 21-17, 14-21, 21-14; Iman Sonowal (Asm) bt Dhruv Rawat (Utr) 21-19, 21-14; Rohit Kumar Behera (AP) w/o Jacob Thomas (Ker); Aakash Yadav (Del) bt Srayas P.V. (TN) 21-14, 21-8.
Girls: Himanshi Rawat (Utr) bt Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka (AP) 22-20, 9-21, 21-17; Ishita Panwar (Utr) bt Anisha Wase (MP) 19-21, 24-22, 21-17; Shivani Pathi (Kar) w/o Priya Shukla (UP); Kirthana Thambidurai (Pud) bt Simranjit Kaur (Pun) 21-12, 21-17; Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (AP) bt Prarthana Vasudevan (Kar) 21-15, 21-19; Nila V. (TN) bt Prerna Dawar (Pun) 21-7, 21-13; Akshita A. (AP) bt Ramsha Farooqui (Mah) 21-15, 21-7.