Devang sails into final of sub-junior ranking badminton tournamentJanuary 9, 2022, Chandigarh
Top seed Delhi’s Devang Tomar defeated Suryaksh Rawat 21-8 21-14 to move into the boys’ U-16 final on the penultimate day of the First Ashwani Gupta Memorial All India Sub Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3. Delhi’s Vansh Dev won the second semifinal by defeating Prateek Koundilya 21-10 21-17.
In the girls’ U-15 semifinals, Delhi’s Anwesha Gowda registered a comeback 19-21 21-13 21-13 over Aparna Sajeev P of Kerala, while Naishaa Kaur Bhatoye defeated Medhavi Nagar 18-21 21-12 21-16. In the U-15 mixed doubles semis, Ritom Howbora and Bhavishya Changmai defeated Showrya Kiran J and Durga Isha Kandrapu 25-23 15-21 21-16, whereas Suryaksh Rawat and Aanya Bisht overpowered Sainunmawia Sailo and Keerthy Manchala 21-16 21-12.
The team of S Chaurasia and K Salouniya registered 21-16 21-17 win over Divyansh Singh Rawat and Yogansh Singh in the boys’ U-17 doubles semifinal. Nicholas Nathan Raj and Tushar Suveer defeated Bhavya Chhabra and Garv Sahni 21-11 21-8 in the second semi.
Top seed Sanskar Saraswat confirmed his berth in the boys’ U-17 final by defeating Pranay Shettigar 21-18 23-25 21-16. He will be facing third seed Numair Shaik, who defeated Dhruv Negi 21-16 18-21 21-14, in the final. In the girls’ U-17 semis, Aishani Tiwari defeated Rujula Ramu 21-18 21-15 and Rakshitha Sree S overpowered Unnati Hooda 21-16 21-13. In the U-17 mixed doubles semis, Mayank Rana and Palak Arora defeated Choudhary Param and Tiya Dabas 21-14 21-12, whereas B Arigela and P Parida ousted Rajdev Tomar and Akshita Manral 21-14 22-24 21-14.
Palak Arora and Unnati Hooda won the girls’ U-17 doubles semi by defeating Manya Ralhan and Liza Taank 21-15 21-16, while Navya Kanderi and Rakshitha Sree S defeated Pragya Katara and Brinda Shinde 21-11 22-20.
U-15 girls’ doubles: T Andluri and D Kandrapu bt Anushka Golash and Drishti Waldia 21-6 21-16.
U-15 boys’ doubles: Bjorn Jaison and Aathish Sreenivas PV bt Showrya Kiran J and Gnana Dattu TT 21-18 21-17.
U-17 boys’ doubles: Divyam Arora and Mayank Rana bt Gagan and Ankit Malik 21-9 21-18.