CHANDIGARH, SEPT 20 :Top seed Kevin Wong and second seed Tushar Khanna moved into the boys under-10 singles final of the 20th Yonex Chandigarh State Badminton Championship being conducted by Chandigarh Badminton Club under the patronage of Chandigarh Badminton Association here today. As the Sector 42 Badminton Hall was left unplayable due to leakage in roof, today the matches were conducted at Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 23 here.
Kevin won ousted Ahil 21-9, 21-12 in the semi-final of boys under-10 while Tushar defeated Aryan Singh 24-22, 19-21, 23-21.Kevin Wong also advanced to the boys Under-13 semi-final after defeating Shaurya Rattan by 21-13, 21-12 in the quarter-final match. Top seed Rajjan Singh gave a walkover to Vishal. Robin Saini and Chetnaya also entered semi-finals. Robin beat Lovepreet Singh by 21-15, 21-15 and Chetanya beat Gauravdeep Singh by 21-18, 21-14.
Giant-killer Mehak Sood will meet Sherya in the girls Under-16 singles final. In semi-final matches, Mehak eliminated the challenge of Navika by 21-17, 22-20 while Sherya beat Daamanby 21-20m 21-16. Earlier in a quarter-final match, Mehak Sood pulled off the biggest surprise as she ended th challenge of topseed Rushmi by 21-14, 21-15.
Top seed Oscar Bansal and second seed Pankaj Nathani entered the men’s quarter-finals with fluent victories. International Oscar Bansal easily prevailed over Aman Sethi by 21-16, 21-8 in the pre-quarter-finals encounter. Pankaj Nathani beat Amit Sachdeva by 21-15, 21-9. Vikas Kundu, Ashish Sharma, Vivek Sharma and Tushar also moved into quarter-finals.
Results: Boys Under-10 (semi-finals): Kevin Wong bt Akhil 21-9, 21-2, Tushar Khurana bt Aryan Singh 24-22, 19-21, 23-21.
Boys Under-13 (Q-finals): Vishal w/o Rajjan Singh, Robin Saini bt Lovepreet Singh 21-15, 21-15, Kevin Wong bt Shaurya Rattan 21-13, 21-12, Chetnaya bt Gauravdeep Singh 21-18, 21-14.
Boys under-16 (PQFs): Tarush bt Deepankar Wadhawa 21-6, 21-3, Gaurav bt Gaurav Mannan 21-7, 21-8, Nikhil Raj bt Gurvinder 21-12, 21-12, Kenneth bt Jivtesh Nagi 21-17, 21-17, Prajawaldeep bt Arjun Verma 21-2, 21-15, Sameer Gupta bt Gautam 21-18, 21-18.
Men’s singles (PQFs): Oscar Bansal bt Aman Sethi 21-16, 21-8, Vikash Khundubt Abhinav Thakur 2108, 21-8, Tejinder bt Navjot 21-19, 21-11, Ashish Sharma bt Sharad Nagpal 21-11, 21-19, Vivek Sharma bt Sunil Malha 21-11, 21-12, Tushar bt Mahip 21-14, 22-20, Pankaj Nathani bt Amit Sachdeva 21-15, 21-9.
Girls Under-10 singles (Q-finals): Arshia Sethi bt Tanvi 21-5, 21-2, Garima Singh bt Jaisikha Singh 21-8, 21-16, Rashmi Goyap bt Gurleen Kaur 21-12, 21-11, Daamandeep Kaur bt Navsift 21-12, 21-11.
Girls Under-13 (QF): Daaman Sharma bt Harmanant kaur 21-10, 21-8, Mehak Sood bt Simarandeep Kaur 21-6, 21-6.
Girls Under-13 doubles (QF): Harmant Kaur and Anushika bt Drishia Kalia and Rhythm Sharma 21-18, 21-10, Kaushik and Sanya bt Simrandeep and Malika 21-10, 21-14.
Girls under-16 singles (semis): Mehak Sood bt Navika 21-17, 22-20, Sherya bt Daaman Sharma 21-20, 21-10.