Olympian shuttler Nikhil Kanetkar inaugurated the Gaikwad Patil International School-SJAN Media Badminton Tournament organised by Sports Journalists’ Association of Nagpur (SJAN) in association with Department of Sports and Physical Education of RTM Nagpur University at Subhedar Hall on Saturday.
Principal of Gaikwad-Patil International School Shabih Chaurasia, acting director of Department of Sports and Physical Education Prof. Atmaram Pande, coordinator of PGTD of Physical Education Dr Madhavi Mardikar, CEO of Gaikwad-Patil International School Anjali Ruben, noted sports organiser Deven Dasture and others were also present on the occasion. SJAN president Kishor Bagde and guests honoured Kanetkar by presenting memento and shawl.
Dr Ram Thakur conducted the proceedings while Suhas Nayse proposed a vote of thanks.
Men’s singles first round: Abhishek Choudhary bt Vikrant Nawate 15-9; Rajesh Vyavhare bt Sudarshan Sakharkar 15-4; Shashi Rahate bt Raynold Morris 15-11; Raviraj Ambadwar bt Sameer Barde 15-3; Pravom Kathane bt Shailesh Pudke 15-4; Saurav Pal bt Manish Shriwas 15-2; Vilas Tijare bt Gaurav Parek 15-8; Mahesh Sarangi b Narendra Chakraborty 15-3; Manish Sakharwade bt Mahendra Barwat 15-1; Sandeep Wardhane bt Nilesh Deshpande 15-4; Ameya Manke bt Shishir Deshmukh 15-4.
Men’s singles second round: Anjaya Anaparthy bt Abhishek Choudhary 15-10; Sandeep Wardhane bt Satish Dandare 15-6; Saurav Pal bt Vilas Tijare 15-9
Mixed doubles first round: Raviraj Ambadwar-Mrs Ambadwar bt Samresh Acharya-Pragati Khandelwal 15-2; Ameya Manke Kajal Chopde bt Trupti Deo-Aniket Deo 15-12.
Women singles first round: Kalaj Chopde bt Pragati Khandelwal 15-8; Rakhi Chavan bt Sonali Jichkar 15-8.
Men’s doubles: Gaurav-Saurav Pal bt Mahendra Barwat-Ranjit Jadhav 15-9.