Michael Mare has set up a title clash with Neil Punjani Bakshi in Under 11 boys Singles while Avni Khyalia will battle it out with Pragya Audi in U11 Girls singles finals, at the State Major Ranking Badminton Tournament, held at the multipurpose stadium in Navelim. On day two of the State Ranking Tournament organized by BPS Sports Club in collaboration with the Goa Badminton Association and the Sports Authority of Goa, there were thrilling clashes between Goa’s top badminton players in the Mini (U11) and Sub Junior (U13, U15, and U17) age groups.
In the Sub Junior (U13) Boys singles, Sparsh Kolwalkar, Arnav Saraf, Linesh Virnodkar, and Ansh Chaurasia secured their spots in the semi-finals. Meanwhile, in the U13 Girls singles, Avni Khyalia, Aaryaa Metry, Palak Ramnathkar, and Anaya Kamat emerged as semi-finalists.
Moving on to the Boys U15 singles, Advait Balakrishnan, Ved Shetye, Sanand Nair, and Aarush Pawaskar have successfully advanced to the last four stage. Similarly, in the Girls U15 singles, Sufiya Shaikh, Crisanne D’Sa, Ritika Chelluri, and Shivanjali Thite have secured their places in the semi-finals.
In the U17 Boys section, Harsh Mane, Shaheen C K, Yousuf Shaikh, and Yash Desai have qualified for the semi-finals. Simultaneously, in the U17 Girls singles, Sakshi K, Twinkle Sullad, Ritika Chelluri, and Shreya Mehta have also progressed to the semi-final stage. Results:
BS U11 (Semis)
Michael Mare, , def. Samarth Sakhalkar, , 15-9 15-4 .
Neil Punjani Bakshi, , def. Vishwa Parab, , 15-11 15-12 .
GS U11 (Semis)
Avni Khyalia, , def. Kanika Pai Vernekar, , 15-8, 15-7.
Pragya Audi, , def. Ashbah Tahasildar, , 15-6 15-5
Boys Singles U13 (Quarters)
Sparsh Kolwalkar, , def. Aaryan Karpe, , 21-6 21-10 .
Arnav Saraf, , def. Ateendra Gaonkar, , 21-16 21-16 .
Linesh Virnodkar, , def. Viraditya Pai Kane, , 19-21 21-18 21-13 .
Ansh Chaurasia, , def. Umar Shaikh, , 21-9 21-15 .
Girls Singles U13 (Quarters)
Avni Khyalia, , def. Astrid Dias, , 21-18 21-16 .
Aaryaa Metry, , def. Pragya Audi, , 21-5 21-2 .
Palak Ramnathkar, , def. Niharika Parwar, , 21-13 4-21 21-19 .
Anaya Kamat, , def. Dimple Revankar, , 21-19 13-21 21-17 .
Boys Singles U15 (Quarters)
Advait Balakrishnan, , def. Shane D’Souza, , 21-18 21-14 .
Ved Shetye, , def. Shaurya Naik, , 21-7 21-18 .
Sanand Nair, , def. Owais Tahasildar, , 21-14 21-16 .
Aarush Pawaskar, , def. Rishi Pai Khot, , 21-11 21-15 .
Girls Singles U15 (Quarters)
Sufiya Shaikh, , def. Isha Borkar, , 21-7 21-4 .
Crisanne D’Sa, , def. Sampurna Patra, , 21-19 21-8 .
Ritika Chelluri def. Priyanka Karkal, , 21-15 21-13
Shivanjali Thite def. Palak Ramnathkar 21-5, 21-2
Boys Singles U17 (Quarters)
Harsh Mane, , def. Om Nandanwar, , 21-15 21-12 .
Shaheen C K, , def. Soham Naik, , 21-14 15-21 21-13 .
Yousuf Shaikh, , def. Rutav Kanabar, , 21-17 16-21 21-18 .
Yash Desai, , def. Pranav Naik, , 21-10 21-13 .
Girls Singles U17 (Quarters)
Sakshi K, , def. Aaliya Cruz, , 21-8 21-10 .
Twinkle Sullad, , def. Shivanjali Thite, , 21-19 21-13 .
Ritika Chelluri, , def. Lakshita Sawal, , 21-18 21-13 .
Shreya Mehta, , def. Kiara Borkar, , 21-5 21-6 .