National Badminton Championship: Lakshya Sen, Rutvika Shivani score wins on Day 2

Lakshya pipped Maisnam 21-13 12-21 21-13 in his fourth round while Rutvika Shivani beat Mansi 21-8 21-11 in her match.

By: PTI | Published: November 5, 2017 11:06:44 pm
Lakshya Sen, Asia Cup, World junior Championship, sports news, badminton, Indian Express Lakshya Sen (third from left) pipped Maisnam in the fourth round. (Source: BAI Twitter)

Lakshya Sen overcame a fighting Maisnam Meiraba in a men’s singles match while Rutvika Shivani had an easy outing against Mansi Singh in the women’s singles event of the National Badminton Championship, in Nagpur on Sunday.

Lakshya pipped Maisnam 21-13 12-21 21-13 in his fourth round while Rutvika Shivani beat Mansi 21-8 21-11 in her match.

Also winning was the mixed doubles duo of Manu Attri and Maneesha K, who defeated Sumit Reddy and Arathi Sunil 17-21 21-19 21-11.

The Men’s Single match between Lakshya Sen against Maisnam Meiraba proved to be a neck and neck first game. Both the players were giving a tough fight as they did not allow the other to get away with the game easily. Finally, it was Lakshya Sen who stamped his name.

Scores:

Men’s singles:

Lakshya Sen beat Maisnam Meiraba – 21-13, 12-21,21-13 B M Rahul Bharadwaj beat C Rohit Yadav – 21-13, 21-10

Men’s doubles:

Chetan Anand and V Diju beat G Kiran Kumar and H R Vasanta Kumar 21-7 21-19

Women’s doubles:

Mansi Gadgil and Mrunmayi Saoji beat Tanishq M and Sonika Sai 21-8,21-23, 21-16

Women’s singles:

Rutvika Shivani beat Mansi Singh – 21-8 21-11

Saili Rane beat Vaishnavi Bhale – 21-16 21-10

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