Shuttler Samidnya Machindar cruises
Samidnya Machindar displayed fine strokeplay to beat Samiyaa Shah 21-16 in the girls under-13 quarter-finals of the ASA-Maharashtra State sub-junior badminton tournament hosted by Bombay Gymkhana yesterday.
The top eight played the quarter-finals knock-out with favourite Simran Singhi outplaying Chaitra Shetty 21-5; Janhavi Jagtap beating Rutura Joshi 21-16, and Sakshi Shetty defeating Pooja Kachare 21-12.
In the boys section, Parthiv Chhabria thrashed Aryan Jadhav 21-13; Harshal Jadhav downed Aditya Desai 21-16 and Viyan Bade had tough time against Himanshu Mishra before prevailing at 21-17.
Results (all quarter-finals):
Girls singles: Simran Singhi bt Chaitra Shetty 21-5; Samidnya Machindar bt Samiyaa Shah 21-16; Janhavi Jagtap bt Rutura Joshi 21-16; Sakshi Shetty beat Pooja Kachare 21-12.
Boys singles: Parthiv Chhabria beat Aryan Jadhav 21-3, Harshal Jadhav beat Aditya Desai 21-16,Viyan Bade beat Himanshu Mishra 21-17.