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29 Aug, 2018
The inaugural of the Maharashtra Sub-Junior State
Selection Badminton tournament was held at the Subhedar Hall and YMCA Hall on
Monday. The performance of the shuttlers hailing from Nagpur was amalgamated.
Under the wardship of Maharashtra Badminton
Association, the five-day tournament was organized by the Nagpur District
Badminton Association. Majority of local shuttlers embarked their crusade on a
delightful victorious note, while some of the Nagpur shuttlers tasted the
In the Under-15 boys’ singles category, Shashank
Kulal foiled his opponent Aadya Parasnis with a 21-18, 21-13. In the next
match, Shashank will bite a bullet with Vedant Kolwankar. Third-seeded Sarthak
Pakhmode also levelled up in the game easily.
Ojas Gedam foiled his citymate Jaan Deshmukh. Ojas
thumped him with a 21-5, 21-5 in an easy game. On the other hand, Raghav
Voditel performed tremendously to outclass Swami Nimbarte 21-8, 21-5.
Aaryan Sadhankar had to play a toilsome match to
overcome his strong opponent Maulik Haria. Aaryan took the lead and won the
first game with a 15-12. However, in the second game, Maulik snatched the lead
and Aaryan was foiled with a 9-15. The decider game was thrilling where Aaryan
outclassed Maulik 15-7 and won the match.
In the Under-15 girls’ singles, the city girls,
Amruta Gadekar, Aditi Dhamankar and Sophia Simon faced defeat. Amruta was
brushed aside by Mansee Karekar 10-15, 15-10, 8-15. On the other hand, Aditi
fought against Sayali Pathak and lost to her with 21-14, 17-21, 14-21, while
Sophia couldn’t survive in the match to play a trio game and foiled by Saad
Dharmadhikari with a 20-22, 19-21.
Players, including Aasavari Khandekar, Aditi
Sadhankar, Pinak Rokde, Mrunmayee Pande, Taniya Patwardhan, Krisha Soni, Aditi
Tadas, Kripi Sajwan, Amulya Lanjewar, Nikkita Joseph, Atika Nayse and Nishika
Gokhe levelled up as they secured their victory over their respective rivals.
In the Under-19 boys’ singles, Aarav Saxena was
thwarted by Jai Rajesh in an easy game. He lost to Jai by 3-15, 5-15. Meet
Bajaj ousted Nagpur’s Sparsh Kawale and Jai is all set to battle against Meet
in the Second round. Manit Chandak lost to Shaurya Kumar with a 15-10, 15-5, on
the other hand, Parth Deskmukh overthrew Arnav Palshikar 14-15, 15-9, 15-14.
Vivian Deogade edged out Nakul Londhekar with a 15-8, 13-15, 15-6.
The tournament was honoured by NDBA president Kunda
Vijayakar, Mangesh Kashikar; the Secretary, Shriram Purohit; the Vice
President. Other members of the association including Bhavna Agrey and Gurdeep
Singh Arora were also present on the event.
Under-10 Boys Singles
Jai Rajesh bt Aarav Saxena 15-3, 15-5; Sparsh
Kawale bt Meet Bajaj 9-15, 12-15; Shaurya Kumar lost to Manit Chandak 15-10,
15-5; Parth Deshmukh bt Arnav Palshikar 14-15, 15-9, 15-14; Vivian Deogade bt
Nakul Londhekar 15-8, 13-15, 15-6.
Under-15 Girls Singles
Aasavari Khandekar bt Kaavya Thanukrishnan 21-3,
21-3; Aditi Sadhankar bt Samiya Bodhankar 21-10, 21-10; Mrunmayee Pande bt
Antonella Kumar 21-6, 21-7; Taniya Patwardhan bt Isha Patil 21-17, 21-18;
Amulya Lanjewar bt Janvi Sarpate 21-8, 21-3; Krisha Soni bt Lavanya Verma 15-5,
15-5; Nikkita Joseph bt Khushboo Pingle 21-2, 21-3; Aditi Tadas bt Tanushree
Kholgade 15-9, 15-2;
bt Rujula Kharabe 21-10, 21-13; Kripi Sajwan bt Asmita Shedge 15-12,
15-9; Nishika Gokhe bt Ananya Deshpande
12-15, 15-8, 15-14; Srushti Kane bt Shravani Walekar 11-15, 15-9, 15-9;
Amruta Gadekar lost to Mansee Kareker 10-15, 15-10, 8-15; Sophia Simon lost to
Saad Dharmadhikari 20-22, 19-21; Aditi Dhamankar lost to Sayali Phatak 21-14,
Under-13 Girls Singles
Pinak Rokde bt Nirmitee Gajbhiye 21-9, 21-14;
Krisha Soni bt Aditi Oza 21-7, 21-8; Aditri Payasi walkover Sakshi Indure.
Under-15 Boys Singles
Shashank Kulal bt Aadya Parasnis 21-18, 21-13; Ojas
Gedam bt Jaan Deshmukh 21-5, 21-5; Raghav Voditel bt Swami Nimbarte 21-8,
21-15; Aaryan Sadhankar bt Maulik Haria 15-12, 9-15, 15-7.
U-15 boys doubles
Sarthak Pakhmode-Vardhan Dongre walkover Arjun