Smooth start for Lakshya

February 13, 2019, Guwahati

BadmintonLakshya Sen


Lakshya Sen made a winning start at the Yonex Sunrise 83rd senior National badminton championships on Tuesday.

The Asian junior champion, seeded 14th, needed just 28 minutes to dismiss Rahul Patel 21-13, 21-13 to reach the third round.

Former two-time champion Sourabh Verma of PSPB also began his campaign on a positive note with a commanding 21-10, 21-8 demolition of Jayapragasham.

Assam’s Iman Sonowal outplayed J&K’s Raghav Dogra 21-9, 21-3 to set up a clash with Sourabh.

Harsheel Dani prevailed over former World junior championships silver medallist Siril Verma 23-21, 21-17 to reach the third round.

In the women’s section, Megha Bora Morchana had it easy against Nagaland’s Ekumyala, winning 21-9, 21-14.

In mixed doubles, seventh seeds Manu Attri and Maneesha hardly broke sweat in their 21-5, 21-6 win over Mohit Tiwari and Smirti Nagarkoti. Jammu and Kashmir’s Raghav Dogra and Rupal Anand notched up a fine 21-12, 21-15 victory over Sikkim’s Rewash Rai and Tashi Choden Gurung.

Shlok Ramchandran and Mithula, too, reached the next round, overcoming Akshit Mahajan and Anupama Upadhyaya 21-12, 21-19.

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