Earlier Mamta downed Anu Prabhikar, a third year BMS student from BARC, 21-10, 21-17, 21-11. Former National veteran champions, Prakash Kelkar and KK Rai, likewise made the last eight grade, while top seeded Noel Pinto played waiting game to perfection while subduing seasoned veteran Jitu Mavani 21-15, 21-14, 21-18. Young Rajesh Singh made Yogesh Desai huff and puff before Yogesh was through with 20-22, 21-15, 21-14, 21-13 win.