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Oscar, Pratik survive a scare

Sports Reporter

NELLORE: Sixth seed Oscar Bansal of Chandigarh survived a challenge from West Bengal’s Dipayan Saha 15-21, 21-15, 21-10 to enter the third round of the boys’ singles in the 32nd junior National badminton championship on Monday.

The seventh-seeded Pratik Patel of Gujarat also struggled to beat Shubhankar Dey (West Bengal) 21-11, 19-21, 21-16. Meanwhile the other seeds had an easy outing.

The results: Boys: Second round: S. Kumar bt Ayush 21-13, 21-15; M. Joseph bt Manikandan 9-21, 21-18, 21-19; P. Khurana bt K. Das 21-9, 22-20; Pratik Patel bt S. Dey 21-11, 19-21, 21-16; G. Sai Dutt bt J. Dutta 3-1 (conceded); S. Nikhilesh bt F. Aarazo 21-16, 21-12; P. Jolly bt D. Gupta 21-15, 21-8; M. Gole bt Raj Kumar 21-14, 21-15; N. Arun bt A. Talwar 21-10, 21-6; G. Singh bt R. Rathore 21-11, 11-21, 21-17; A. Sharma bt A. Thakur 21-10, 21-12;

Y. Marathe bt Nanda Gopal 21-17, 10-21, 21-7; S. Verma bt R. Mahapatra 21-13, 21-6; K. Bhide bt D. Jacob 23-21, 6-21, 21-18; S. Reddy bt N. Mittal 24-26, 21-5, 21-16; A. Bora bt S. Azam 21-16, 16-21, 21-12; K. Vikranth Kumar bt Ram C. Vijay 21-12, 17-21, 21-18; Aditya Elango bt Lalwampuia 21-13, 21-10; P. Chopra bt G. Chopra 21-19, 21-7; Sai Praneeth bt T. Prakash 21-9, 21-12; N. Tilekar bt K. Dinesh 21-12, 21-8; Appa Rao bt Akash 21-4, 21-18; S. Rao bt A. Naresh 19-21, 23-21, 21-18; A. Singh bt R. Kumar 21-14, 21-7; H.S. Pranoy bt D. Vernekar 21-12, 21-9; R. Singla bt L. Sanga 21-11, 21-12; P. Joshi bt Gopinath 21-10, 21-11; A. Kshatriya bt Azad Singh 21-11, 21-16; V. Saini bt A.Tiwari 21-14, 21-23, 21-7; P. Vikas bt Ishan Bhasin 21-8, 21-15; Aditya Prakash bt H. Soni 21-6, 21-8; Oscar Bansal bt D. Saha 15-21, 21-15, 21-10.

Girls: first round: S. Ghorpade bt Jaya Bharathi 21-8, 21-16; A. Khatua bt Grishma 21-16, 21-8; Saloni Yadav bt S. Kala 21-12, 21-8; P.V. Sindhu bt Ria Sarkar 21-8, 21-3; Archana bt Shehnaz 21-14, 21-8; S. Kargeti bt Ankaansha 21-9, 21-5; R. Begum bt Seema Patwal 21-17, 21-13; Moharamal bt Juhi 21-7, 21-10; J. Rose bt Aarzoo 21-11, 21-6.

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