City’s Annanya Durugkar surprised second seed Alisha Naik to enter the quarterfinals in Yonex-Sunrise Maharashtra State Sub Junior Badminton Championship organised by Nagpur District Badminton Association at Divisional Sports Complex, here on Thursday. Ananya while playing against better-ranked shuttler lost first game 12-21.
However then she regrouped herself and went on to win 21-17, 21-16. Along with Annya Kripi Sajwar and Asavari Khandekar also entered the quarters. While Krirp defeated Kamya Ravi 21-14, 21-11 Asavari downed Shruti Bhoir 21-16, 21-15. However other city shuttlers Punak Rokde and Nikkita Joseph made an early exit.
RESULTS U-15 Girls Singles (Pre-Quarterfinal): Ananya Durugkar bt 2-Aalisha Naik 12-21, 21-17, 21-16; Aditi Dhamankar bt Charvi Das 21-14, 21-16; Nehal Gosavi bt Mrunmayee Pande 21-17, 21-11; Kripi Sajwan bt Kamya Ravi 21-14, 21-11; Aasavari Khandekar bt Shruti Bhoir 21-16, 21-15; Nikkita Joseph lost to Hetal Vishwakarma 17-21, 21-16, 15-21; Pinak Rokde lost to Ananya Gadgil 15-21, 21-17, 8-21;
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