After securing distinct victories on Wednesday in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Indian shuttlers Dhruv Negi, Unnati Hooda, and Anmol Kharb advanced to the U-17 singles pre-quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia U-17 & U-15 Junior Championships 2022.
Thailand’s Panya Phutthiphraisakul during his 21-14, 17-21, 21-15 win in the men’s class, favorite Unnati and Anmol had simple excursions in the ladies’ segment.
In the end, Unnati defeated Indonesian shuttler Dea Nur Fadilla 21-7, 21-11.Anmol, who was born in Haryana, also won with confidence against Ratnacha Sompoch of Thailand, 21-12, 21-19.
In the U-17 division, the only Indian shuttler to fall short was Neer Nehwal.In the hard-fought men’s singles round-of-32 match, he gave it everything he had before falling to Japan’s Kazuma Kawano 21-11, 9-21, 19-21.
On the second day of the tournament, Mohammad Ali Mir, Ishita Negi, and three other Indians advanced into the round of 32 in the U-15 singles competition.
In the men’s event, Mohammad Ali and Gnana Dattu defeated Hong Kong’s Cheung Sai Shing and Thailand’s Paramat Pumleng, respectively, by scores of 21-16, 21-18, and 21-11, 21-13.In contrast, Anish Thoppani, who was seeded ninth and was playing Maharishiel Gain of Indonesia, rallied strongly after losing the second set to win the match by scores of 21-14, 18-21, and 23-21.
Sampriti Pal defeated Japan’s Ria Haga 21-16, 21-16, while fifth-seeded Ishita defeated Thailand’s Lada Na Nakorn 21-9, 21-12.
In the U-15 division, Abhinav Garg, Tanvi Sharma, and Suhasi Verma lost.
In the meantime, India’s Bjorn Jaison and Aathish Sreenivas PV defeated Sri Lanka’s Mihila Jayaweera and Janeesha Sethuhewa in the first round of the U-15 men’s doubles competition by scores of 21-18, 21-17.
On Wednesday, the pre-quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia U-17 & U-15 Junior Championships in Thailand were won by top seed Unnati Hooda, Dhruv Negi, and Anmol Kharb.
matches, while Uttarakhand’s fifth-seed Dhruv had to fight hard against Thailand’s Panya Phutthiphraisakul to defeat her 21-14, 17-21, 21-15.
In the U-15 women’s singles round of 128 match, Indonesian Keira Indriyan presented Sampriti Pal with a formidable opponent.The Indian shuttler dominated the principal match 21-12 yet lost the plot in the second game to lose 7-21 preceding getting back in the saddle in the third game to dominate 21-15 and envelop up the match by 48 minutes.
In the U-17 women’s singles round of 64 match, Jiya Rawat lost to Thailand’s Peeraya Wechawong, falling 11-21, 21-14, and 21-10.
Three Indian shuttlers, Abhinav Garg, Anish Thoppani, and Mohammad Ali Mir, won their matches in the U-15 men’s singles first round to advance to the round of 64.Mohammad defeated Sri Lanka’s Mihila Jayaweeera 21-19-21-14, while Abhinav and Anish won three games against Thailand’s Chinnapat Seangpan and Japan’s Mahiro Matsumoto, respectively.Tomorrow will be their next match between the three of them.
Dhruv Negi defeated Singapore’s Nge Joo Jin 21-19, 19-21, 21-17 in a close match that lasted 43 minutes in the U-17 men’s singles section.
Neer Nehwal will compete against Singapore’s Zi Shun Kat in the U-17 men’s singles section later today. Bornil Aakash Changmai and Shantipriya Hazarika will also compete in their round of 64 U-15 mixed doubles match.