Vastav Bharambe was made to sweat for every point before advancing to the next round in the boys Under-13 section of the Solaris Club District Badminton Non-Ranking tournament on Friday.
With seven matches of the day going the distance,Bharambes victory was special as he rallied from a game down against Viraj Bidaye in an 85-point marathon encounter.
Losing the first game 13-15,Bidaye fought hard to grab the second 16-14 in his favour to level the match. In the decider,Bharambe kept his nerve to win 15-12.
Likewise,the boys Under-11 section witnessed another turnaround encounter with Adya Parasnis downing Thomas Basil 12-15,15-8,15-13. In the
Under-13 section,Atharva Aras got past Amogh Thakur 13-15,15-11,15-11.
In other three-game encounters,Yash Adhikari and Arjun Deepak (Under-11); Pranav Phatak and Hrishikesh Pendse (Under-13) and Ninad Joshi (Under-15) advanced.
Boys U-11,Rd-1: Abhishek Sharma beat Vedant Thombre 15-11,15-4; Yash Adhikari beat Malhar Kamlapurkar 15-12,11-15,15-10; Adwait Kulkarni beat Anish Pingale 15-10,15-12; Adya Parasnis beat Thomas Basil 12-15,15-8,15-13; Akshay Thakur beat Pushkar Oak 15-5,15-4; Vardhan Dongare beat Arush Shintre 15-3,15-5; Aryan Vaidya beat Aryan Samantray 15-4,15-2; Abhishek Nagarkar beat Avadhoot Gandhe 15-11,15-10; Aryan Thipse beat Nachiket Tadvalkar 15-5,15-12; Sudeep Manchare beat Yashodhan Moghe 15-9,15-13; Arvind Rao beat Amogh Sathe 15-6,15-7; Rajas Vartak beat Dhruv Machawe 15-12,15-1; Arjun Deepak beat Sarthak Malwade 17-15,11-15,15-8; Aditya Kale beat Laksh Tyagi 15-3,15-5; Shree Lande beat Anish Madhalkar 15-8,15-5; Shantanu Ambekar beat Ajinkya Laulkar 15-3,15-5;
Neel Dixit beat Pranav Kulkarni 15-6,15-3; Vedang Diwanji beat Soham Ganu 15-6,15-8; Sasmit Patil Dhruv beat Dandekar 15-12,15-10; Shardul Phadke beat Soham Nade 15-4,15-8; Arya Lele beat Shrirang Vaidya 16-14,17-15; Pranav Phatak beat Om Tamboli 16-14,6-15,15-12; Mihir Apte beat Anay Apte 15-12,19-17; Shubham Shinde beat Manas Joshi 15-8,15-1; Mihir Kshirsagar beat Mehul Mitkari 15-7,15-12; Omkar Lonkar beat Prasanna Bartakke 15-3,15-7; Parth Vaidya beat Kshitij Ghodke 15-5,15-3; Atharva Aras beat Amogh Thakur 13-15,15-11,15-11; Vedant Gokhale beat Parth Jategaonkar 15-13,15-11; Vastav Bharambe beat Viraj Bidaye 13-15,16-14,15-12
U-15,Round-3: Atharva Churi beat Aditya Mundada 15-2,15-2; Prathamesh Halankar beat Shubham Shinde 15-4,15-10; Raghav Khare beat Neel Dixit 15-5,15-9; Hrishikesh Pendse beat Anish Riswadkar 15-11,10-15,15-12; Ninad Joshi beat Prathamesh Beldare 15-13,20-21,15-7; Neel Shah beat Anay Apte 15-7 15-5.