Championships of Junior Badminton in Asia: Delhi, India: Unnati Hooda, the top seed, eases into quarters. At the Badminton Asia Junior Championships in Nonthaburi, Thailand, top-ranked Unnati Hooda breezed into the women’s singles U-17 quarterfinals on Thursday.
In a series of 16 matches, Unnati defeated Thailand’s fourteenth seed Nutchavee Sittiteeranan with a straightforward 21-11, 21-19 victory. India’s Anmol Kharb was shown the doorway in another ladies’ U-17 match by Malaysia’s Dania Sofea, who won 17-21, 21-19, and 13-21.
In the U-15 women’s doubles, top seeds Tanvi Reddy and Durga Esha Kandrapu beat locals Sunisa Lekjula and Pimchanok Sutthiviriyakul 21-18 22-20 to advance to the pre-quarters.
The Japanese team of Akari Kamio and Nayu Shirakawa defeated Navya Kanderi and Rakshitha Sree Santhosh Ramraj, the fourth seed in the women’s U-17 doubles, in the round of 32. They won by scores of 12-21, and 11-21.
In the first round of women’s doubles, unseeded Thai duo Hathaithip Mijad and Huzwaney Momin defeated second-seeded Indian duo Vennala Kalagotla and Shriyanshi Valishetty, 21-16, 21-15.
Muhammad Baqir Al Hanif and Muhammad Rajendra Hugo Fausta of Indonesia won the U-17 men’s doubles match against fifth-seeded Divyam Arora and Mayank Rana of India 21-17, 11-21, 19-21.
The sixth-seeded men’s U-17 doubles team of Arsh Mohammad and Sanskar Saraswat defeated Daniswara Mahrizal and Yeremia Dwi Andre Mukuan of Indonesia 21-12 21-10 to advance to the pre-quarterfinals.