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Krishna Khaitan Memorial tournament: Top seed Unnati Bisht rallies into girls’ U-19 quarters

In another match of the same category, Sneha Rajwar of Uttrakhand scored a 21-15, 22-20 win over Deepshikha Singh of Delhi to enter the quarters.

By: Express News Service | Panchkula |
August 17, 2019 4:48:51 pm
 Krishna Khaitan Memorial tournament, Chandigarh badminton tournament, Unnati Bisht Uttarakhand Unnati Bisht from Uttrakhand in action during 28th Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Prize Money at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Friday. (Express photo: Jaipal Singh)

Top seed Unnati Bisht of Uttrakhand continued her fine form in the Yonex Sunrise 28th Smt. Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Prize Money Badminton Tournament, scoring a 23-21, 21-19 win over Treesa Jolly of Kerala to sail into the girls’ U-19 quarter-finals.

The tournament is being played at Tau Devi Lal Stadium.

The match saw both the players matching each other in the opening game before Bisht pocketed the opening game 21-19 to take a 1-0 lead. The second game too saw Bisht winning some crucial points and the Uttrakhand youngster claimed the game 21-19 to enter the quarter-finals. Earlier in the day, Bisht had ended the challenge of Aradhya Kushwaha of Uttar Pradesh with a 21-11, 21-1 win.

It was also a winning day for Sakshi Gahlawat of Haryana as she fought her way back to carve out a 13-21, 24-22, 21-17 win over Uthsava Palit of West Bengal to seal her place in the quarter-finals. The match began on a slow note for Gahlawat as she lost the opening game 13-21. Trailing by 0-1, Gahlawat regrouped her energy in the second game and matched Palit before claiming the game 24-22 to restore parity. The third set saw Gahlawat playing with control and the Haryana youngster won the game 21-17. Earlier in the day, Gahlawat had scored a 21-19, 12-21, 22-20 win over second seed Amolika Singh of Uttar Pradesh.

In another match of the same category, Sneha Rajwar of Uttrakhand scored a 21-15, 22-20 win over Deepshikha Singh of Delhi to enter the quarters. It was also a winning day for third seed Mansi Singh of Uttar Pradesh as she scored a 21-10, 21-14 win over Srivedya Gurazada of Telangana to enter the quarter-finals. In another match of the same category, seventh seed Aashi Rawat of Delhi scored a 21-13, 21-18 win over Keyura Mopati of Telangana to book her place in the quarter-finals.

In the boys’ U-19 category, top seed Maisnam Meiraba of Manipur ended the challenge of Ravi Kumar of Haryana with a 21-14, 21-11 win. Meiraba claimed the opening game 21-14 before winning the second and final game 21-11 to enter the quarter-finals. In another match of the same category, Sarath D of Andhra Pradesh fought his way hard to score a 18-21, 23-21, 21-12 win over Govind K of Kerala. Sarath lost the opening game 18-21 before winning the second game 23-21 to restore parity. The third game saw Sarath playing with control and the youngster won 21-12 to march into the quarter-finals.

In the girls’ doubles category, the top seed pair of Treesa Jolly and Varshini VS scored a 21-13, 17-21, 21-15 win over Trisha Hegde and Aadya Variyath to enter the quarter-finals.

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