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Sayali advances; Vaidehi upset

PANAJI, NOV. 4. Top seed Sayali Gokhale of Maharashtra scored a 11-0, 11-1 win over S. Kavita of Pondicherry to move into the girls' singles pre-quarterfinals at the 29th Junior National badminton championship here on Thursday.

Ruth Misha of Karnataka caused the day's sole upset, defeating fifth seed Vaidehi Dave of Gujarat 8-11, 11-6, 11-5.

Third seed Neha Pandit, sixth seed Gayatri Kochak, both from Maharashtra, Avanti Deka of Assam and fourth seed Saina Nehwal of Andhra Pradesh advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the individual event.

Maharashtra's Rohit More and Prasad Shetty entered the second round of the boys' singles event.

The results:

Boys' singles: first round: Keshav Sharma (Del) bt Tapan (Man) 15-5,15-2; Rohit More (Mah) bt Khalid (Jha) 15-6, 15-4; Bindal (MP) bt Johney (Miz) 15-5, 15-1; Bhanu Tripathi (Rly) bt Datul (HP) 15-0, 15-0; P. Parmanik (Ori) bt Adarsh Kumar (Bih) 6-15, 15-3, 15-13; Mandeep (Chd) bt S Bhabora (Asm) 15-10, 9-15, 15-5; Prasad Shetty (Mah) bt Prasantha Kumar (UP) 9-15, 15-9, 15-3; Prateek Patel (Guj) bt Narinder (Chd) 15-6, 15-0; Gaurav Kapoor (Har) bt J. Noranjan (TN) 15-17, 15-12, 15-10.

Girls' singles: second round: Sayali Gokhale (Mah) bt S. Kavita (Pond) 11-0, 11-1; Avantika Deka (Asm) bt Pritam Desai (Goa) 11-2, 11-2; Saina Nehwal (AP) bt Purnika (Chd)11-0, 11-0; Neha Pandit (Mah) bt Rishma Chitis (Goa) 11-0, 11-0; Gayatri Kochak (Mah) bt Rani Singh (UP) 11-4, 11-4; Vaidehi Dave (Guj) bt Ruth Misha (Kar) 8-11, 11-6, 11-5. — UNI

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