Vadodara: Six Maharashtra lads easily won their respective matches to advance to the second round of the junior boys’ singles event of the 11Even Sports 78th Junior and Youth National Championships at the SAMA Indoor Complex on Tuesday.
In first round encounters, Mandar Hardikar blanked Gujarat’s Kaushal Bhatt 3-0, while Jash Dalvi and Raegan Albuquerque also came up with solid performances to record identical 3-0 win against Aditya Dey of Assam and Amaan M. Rahman of CBSE.
Meanwhile, Shaurya Pednekar dropped one game as he defeated Akash Barua of Assam 3-1. The other boys from Maharashtra to move ahead was Aniruddha Marathe who tamed West Bengal’s Shubhadeep Das 3-1 and Shubham Ambre who overcame Jayabrata Bhattacharjee of North Bengal also by a 3-1 margin.
In junior girls’ singles matches paddlers from Maharashtra progressed to the second round. Srushti Haleangadi had things much her own way as she outclassed Haryana’s Suhana Saini 3-0, while Shruti Amrute also enjoyed an easy outing romping to a 3-0 win over Sakshi Chaudhry of Himachal Pradesh. Meanwhile, Manasi Chiplunakar did not have to break into a sweat as he was awarded a walkover after her opponent B. Nagasravani of AP failed to report for the match.
Results (Round of 64) - Junior Boys’: Manav Thakkar (PSPB) bt Samrat Chakraborty (NB) 3-0, Mandar Hardikar (Mah) bt Kaushal Bhatt (Guj) 3-0, Akash Chowdhury (WB) bt Gaurav Lohapatre (Mah) 3-2, Ali Mohammad (Telg) bt Tanmay Choukse (MP) 3-2, Yashansh Malik (Del) bt Tushar Pandey (Ukd) 3-0, Akash Pal (WB) bt Harsh Shrivastava (PSPBA) 3-2, Jash Dalvi (Mah) bt Aditya Dey (ASM) 3-0, Shivaji Roy (Jkd) bt Abhishek Pathak (UP) 3-1, Ramesh S. Kumar (TN) bt Neeraj Raj (Kar) 3-2, Shivjit Singh Lamba (Del) bt Siril Saroj (Telg) 3-0, Ishaan Hingorani (Guj) bt Avijit Basu (WB) 3-1, Harshavardhan Lahoti (Telg) bt Jai Jain (Har) 3-0, Sameer Pandey (PSPBA) bt Suranjit Dey (Meg) 3-1, Shaurya Pednekar (Mah) bt Akash Barua (ASM) 3-1, Jeet Chandra (WB) bt Shubh Goel (Del) 3-2, Parth Virmani (Del) bt Lakhvinder Sing (Ukd) 3-0, Asif Khan (Raj) bt Piyush Sagar (TN) 3-0, Sridhar Harikrishna (Telg) bt Agniv Bhaskar (ASM) 3-1, Aniruddha Marathe (Mah) bt Shubhadeep Das (WB) 3-1, Soham Bhattacharya (WB) bt Nikhil Nandha (Kar) 3-2, Raegan Albuquerque (Mah) bt Amaan M.Rahman (CBSE) 3-0, Payas Jain (Del) bt Mainik Das (NB) 3-0, Anukram Jain (PSPBA) bt Sanat Bokil (Mah) 3-0, Snehit Suravajjula (Telg) bt vikas Sheoran (Har) 3-0, Shubham Ambre (Mah) bt Jayabrata Bhattacharjee (NB) 3-1, Alberto Lrruata (Miz) bt Angad Singh Chhabra (Del) 3-0, Sarthak Seth (UP) bt Krishna Sundar (Kar) 3-0,