Greater Mumbai’s Yash Salgaonkar and Pune’s Lokesh Sonawane have progressed to the fourth round of the first Maharashtra State Senior Badminton Selection Tournament after having to work hard for their respective wins.
Salgaonkar survived the threat presented by Vishesh Naidu when he beat his opponent 15-5,9-15,15-10 in the Khar Gymkhana organised tournament. Sonawane in turn defeated Jalgaon’s Shartan Chaudhari 15-11,12-15,15-11. meanwhile,Mumbai Suburbs’ Shubhanan Deshpande too faced stiff competition against Ritesh Malaney,with the former eventually winning 15-10,5-15,15-9.
Results: Womens singles (Pre-quarterfinals): Riya Pillai (MS) bt Isha Dutta (MS) 15-4,15-9; Rucha Nikam (Sol) bt Kusam Yadav (MS) 15-9,15-6; Ridhi Pajwani (MS) bt Bhoomika Vangala (MS) 15-6,15-6; Sonal More (MS) bt Priyanka Nd 15-4,15-1; Varada Dixit (NGP) bt Riya Pawar (Sol) 15-5,15-12; Kairavi Thakore (MS) bt Urvashi Kamani (MS) 15-2,15-6; Balwinder Sapra (MS) bt Cheryl DSouza (MS) 15-12,15-12; Aditi Mutartkar (PN) bt Sharvari Bramhe (PN) 15-7,15-9; S. Saahasrabudhe (PN) bt Shreey Mali (PN) 15-4,15-9; Vrushali Malthankar (SAT) bt Kiran Shete (GM) 15-4,15-3; S.Mundada (PN) bt Archana Kumar 15-4,15-3.
Mens singles (3rd round): Mayank Gole (PN) bt Siddharth Nageshkar (MS) 15-6,15-5; Yash Salgaonkar (GM) bt Vishesh Naidu (TH) 15-5,9-15,15-10; Deeepak Ratnani (TH) bt Rajendra Sapre (MS) 15-4,15-13; Nikhil Khamkar (GM) bt Omkart Mehtde (GM) 15-13,15-11; Mandeep Singh BOR) bt Nakul Bali (GM) 1508,15-7; Ajit Kumbhar (PN) bt Abhishek Tulaskar (GM) 15-12,11-15,15-7; Lokesh Sonawane (PN) Shartan Chaudhari (JAL) 15-11,12-15,15-11; Shubhanan Deshpande (PN) bt ritesh Malaney (MS) 15-10,5-15,15-9.