Sports Reporter

CHENNAI: V.N. Sathyanarayana Rao (under-16) and Aditya Elango (under-19) caused upsets in the boys' first round of the Krishna Khaitan Memorial all-India junior ranking badminton tournament at the Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.

Sathyanarayana defeated the second seed Parin Chopra (Maharashtra) 21-18, 21-18, while Elango put it across Kousik Pal (West Bengal), the second seed, 19-21, 21-9, 21-16.

In the boys' under-19 section, top seed Jishnu Sanyal of Maharashtra had an easy passage into the second round with a 21-10, 21-11 win over C. Navin Prasad of Tamil Nadu.

The results (first round): Boys u-19: Jishnu Sanyal (Mah) bt C. Navin Prasad (TN) 21-10, 21-11; Ankush Jadav (Mah) bt Bethalam Bhara (Asm) 21-18, 18-21, 21-18; Srujan Nandaluri (AP) bt Oscar Bansal (Chg) 21-16, 21-7; Rohit Ronavat (Del) bt Aditya Prakash (Kar) 21-19, 21-17; Akshay Denalkar (Mah) bt Sandipen Benergy (WB) 21-16, 21-15; Saurav Verma (MP) bt Shankar Gopan (Ker) 7-21, 21-18, 21-16; Romet Dodeja (MP) bt Dibya Jyothi Bora (Asm) 21-16, 21-13; Vikranth Kumar (AP) bt Prasad Setty (Mah) 21-18, 21-17; Samrudha Rathod (Mah) bt Ram C. Vijay (Ker) 21-13, 21-14; P. Vinay Kumar Reddy (AP) bt Saurav Kapoor (Kar) 23-21, 21-19; Ratikant Saha (WB) bt M.R. Manikandan (TN) 21-11, 21-14; Amey Joshi (Mah) bt L. Lokesh (AP) 21-10, 21-14; Chetan Chouhan (MP) bt Chitanya Nayak (Mah) 21-15, 17-21, 21-16; Alwyn Francis (Ker) bt B.S. Palgun (Kar) 11-21, 21-11, 21-18; Arun Nandaluri (AP) bt Abidnya Sawant (Mah) 21-13, 21-7.

Girls u-19: Chitra Lekha (Del) bt P.C. Tulasi (Ker) 22-20, 21-17; J. Shruthi (AP) bt Mohita Sachdev (Del) 23-11, 21-14; Sonal More (Mah) bt Vaishali Baria (Guj) 21-16, 21-15; Kannu Agarwal (Har) bt A. Priya (TN) 22-20, 21-10; Monisha Vinayak (Kar) bt V. Jyothi Swaroopa (AP) 21-19, 21-15; Parsa Naqvi (UP) bt Sowmya Pade (Kar) 21-13, 21-15; P. Joshua (AP) bt Aswathy Mary Mathew (TN) 13-21, 21-16, 21-18; Mudra Dananje (Mah) bt Vaidehi Dave (Guj) 21-15, 21-16.

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