All India Junior Ranking Tournament 2018: Akarshi Kashyap into pre-quarter

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Swetha Reddy Image Courtesy: Maharashtra Badminton Association 25 May, 2018

Unstoppable top seeded Aakarshi Kashyap of Nagpur reaches the pre-quarters in Girl’s Singles at the All India Junior Ranking Tournament 2018 in Tirupur on Thursday.

While, top seeded Aman Farogh Sanjay of Boy’s Singles, too, reached the pre-quarters at the ongoing tournament.

Kashyap, who has best wins of 32 on the global platform, led tough battle against Kaivalya Lakshmi Yadavalli in the opening-round match, before emerging as winner. Kashyap outplayed Kaivalya with 21-17, 14-21, 21-12, followed by thrashing Ananya Praveen with 21-8, 21-10 in the second round.

The second seeded Purva Barve of Girl’s Singles made an early exit from the tournament as she lost to Smit Toshniwal with 10-21, 21-15, 14-21 in the first round.

In Boy's Singles match, Aman defeated Anay Shirpurkar with 21-18, 21-15 in the opening round, but had to struggle to get past Monimughda Rajkonwar with 21-12, 25-23 in the following round.

While, second seed Alap Mishra entered pre-quarters of the junior ranking tournament with an ease ousting Yovan Dabas with 21-7, 21-18 and Jayant Rana with 21-11, 21-14.

Unfortunately, India’s second ranked BM Rahul Bharadwaj retired from the tournament as he experienced knee injury.

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