Mumbai - Nagpur’s 20-year-old Sarang Lakhani defeated Mumbai Suburban’s Shlok Ramchandran 21-17, 21-18 in 30 minutes to enter the men’s singles quarterfinals of the Maharashtra Senior State Selection Badminton Tournament.
The tournament is being hosted by Khar Gymkhana along with the Maharashtra Badminton Association and co-sponsored by Yonex Sunrise.
In the quarter finals, Sarang will face a tough challenge from third seed Pune’s Mayank Gole, who beat Mumbai’s Mandeep Singh 21-17, 21-11. Also top seed Sagar Chopda, Arijeet Bose, Thane’s Subhankar Dey reached the last eight.
In women’s singles, top seed Pune’s Aditi Mutatkar, Sampada Sahasrabudhe, Anuradha Shrikhande and Mumbai Suburban’s Ridhi Panjwani, Riya Pillai reached the quarters as well.
Men’s: 1-Sagar Chopda (Mumbai) bt Amey joshi (Mumbai) 21-8, 21-17; Arijeet Bose (Mumbai) bt Sanket Shirbhate (Mumbai) 21-15, 21-15; 3-Mayank Gole (Pune) bt Mandeep Singh (Mumbai) 21-17, 21-11; Sarang Lakhani (Nagpur) bt Shlok Ramchandran (Mumbai) 21-17, 21-18; Rohit More (Mumbai) bt Akshay Gaidhani (Nashik) 21-16, 21-16; Akshat Patil bt Akshay Raut (Pune) 19-21, 21-9, 14-5 (retd.); Amit Kshatriya (Mumbai) bt Anmoal Behrani (Mumbai) 21-18, 18-21, 21-14; 2-Subhankar Dey (Thane) bt Kapil Mehta (Pune) 21-11, 21-14.
Women’s: 1-Aditi Mutatkar (Pune) bt Vibhuti Agarwal (Mumbai) 21-2, 21-11; Ridhi Pajwani (Mumbai) bt Rucha Nikam (Pune) 21-17, 1-0 (retd.); 3-Sonal More (Mumbai) bt Kairavi Thakore (Mumbai) 21-14, 21-5; Varada Dixit (Nagpur) bt Karishma Wadkar (Mumbai) 21-19, 8-21, 21-17; Sampada Sahasrabudhe (Pune) bt Farah Moloobhai (Mumbai) 21-9, 21-9; 4-Riya Pillai (Mumbai) bt Vidhula Mehendale (Mumbai) 21-5, 21-1; Shruti Mundada (Pune) bt Avanti Badhe (Nagpur) 21-18, 21-15; 2-Anuradha Shrikhande (Pune) bt Radhika Shah (Solapur) 21-5, 21-9.