Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) started their campaign with convincing 2-0 wins to advance to the Challenger Trophy second round in the Third Affinity Badminton Challenge,held at the National Sports Club of India on Monday. While the Hindustan Petroleum C team lost to BARC,the companys A and B teams won. The A team beat Emaar Impex 2-1,while the B team beat Sachivalaya Gymkhana 2-0. In the mens combined doubles 80+ first round,the second seeded duo of Sachin Bharti (BEST) and Vilas Kuvale (Mumbai Port Trust) won 30-17.
Results: Challenger Trophy (1st Rd): Evolution Sport bt NSDL B 2-0; NSDL A bt Credit IB B 2-0; JNPT bt Indian Oil 2-0; J. Sagar Associates bt AGS Transact Tech. 2-0; HPCL A bt Emaar Impex 2-1; N Jamnadas & Co bt Godrej 2-0; Credit IB A bt Mantri Realty 2-0; BARC bt HPCL C 2-0; HPCL B bt Sachivalaya Gym 2-0; Men’s Doubles 80+ (1st Rd): Prasanna Khare/RV Deshmukh bt Naushad Dawoodani/Nazim Dawoodani 30-24; Jatin Agarwal/Naval Bir Kumar bt Anil Sothalia/Sunil Mantri 30-13; Ashish Kapilla/Sandeep Chatwani bt T Balasubramaniam/Sajid Majgaonkar 30-10; Amit Nigam/C S Suresh Kumar bt Bhupal Pawar/B K Singh 30-18; Amogh Sule/Ravi Kinnarkar bt Rakesh Gajwani/Savio Lamb 30-23; IS Rawat/R Sharma bt B Gurung/Shrikant Ramdasi 30-23; Mangesh Thakur/P.B. Mukherjee bt Igor Collaco/Rajesh D’Souza 30-26; Amol Shah/Gautam Laud bt Deepak Sancheti/Ravi Punjabi 30-15; Chandrein Kutty Krishnan/Kousambi Roy bt Mandar Phadke/Sanjay Padhye 30-23; Amar Ainapure/Sanjay Khetan bt J P Chowdhury/S K Bhatnagar 30-24; 2-Sachin Bharati/Vilas Kuvale bt Trilokesh Sampat/Vijay Singh 30-17.