The audience at the MCF Sports Complex was treated an entertaining match which saw the hard-hitting pair of Sushrut Karmarkar and Likhit Bangera beat Prasad More and Vicky Rane 15-4,15-7 to move into the men’s doubles Round of 16 stage of the MCF Silver Jubilee Open Badminton Tournament.
Meanwhile,the second seeded pair of Arjit Bose and Firoz Mulani outdid Rohit Makulo and Anshuman Bhandari 15-5,15-8.
As for the men’s singles,the tall Umesh Sagre put up an impressive display in a nail-biting against Rishi Shah,with the former beating the latter 16-14,11-15,15-12,and Gaurav Sawant struggled in his 15-11,9-15,15-12 win against Vicky Rane. Both Sangre and Sawant have entered the round of 16 stage of the tournament after their wins.
Results: Mens doubles (Round of 32): Sushrut Karmarkar/Likhit Bangera bt Prasad More/ Vicky Rane 15-4,15-7; Aditya Kale/ Rohit Athayle bt Clifford Naronha/ Kaushal Kumar 15-10,15-10; Prasanjeet Shirodkar/Paras Kulkarni bt Roham Kadam/Tejas Dhayalkar 15-10,15-12; Arjit Bose/Firoz Mulani bt Rohit Makulo/Anshuman Bhandari 15-5,15-8; Dherajkumar Gaurav/Ninad Kamat bt Manish Mehta/Murli Lahotia 15-2,15-10; Satyajit Jagdane/Pratik Chotani bt Rajendra Sapre/Akash Wagh 15-5,15-9; Ashish Chaturvedi/Bhavin Bansal bt G Sawant/O Mehta 15-9,15-4; Umesh Sagre/Rohit Sangle bt Nandish Shukla/Taranedeep Singh 15-5,15-7. Mens singles (Round of 32): Umesh Sagre (Sangli) bt Rishi Shah 16-14,11-15,15-12; Gaurav Sawant bt Vicky Rane 15-11,9-15,15-12; Mohit Kalani bt Rohit Sangle 15-13,15-9; Gaurav Shah bt Nishikant Mehengale 15-10,15-12; Likhit Bangera bt Pravin Vedamuthu 15-6,15-9; Harsh Jagdane bt Gaurang Barot 15-7,15-9; Firoj Mulani bt Kunal Agarwal 15-2,15-7; Pratik Chotani bt Ankit Gaonkar 15-8,15-6; Ashish Sharma by Pravin Bhosale 15-10,15-3; Nikhil Chotani bt Kunal Agarwal 15-2,15-7,Aditya Kale bt Prasad More 15-3,15-6; Rohit Athley by Ikhil 15-5,15-3; Tejas Dayalkar bt Ashish Chaturvedi 15-13,15-7; C.Naronha bt Varun Malviya 15-2,15-4; Arjit Bose bt Rohit Nakul 15-2,15-4; Krish Raheja bt Devesh Dharmarajan 15-9,15-13; Bhavin Bansal bt Rohan Kadam 15-9,15-10; Prathamesh Mehtre bt Anshuman Bhandari 15-0,15-6; Pawan Singh bt Krutish Shah 15-7,15-5.