Garima eases into semis

CHANDIGARH:Top seed Garima Singh registered a 21-14 21-7 win over Naina Goyat to move into the women’s singles semifinals at the Chandigarh State Badminton Championship here today.

Garima eases into semis

Nimar Kaur Virk in action against Aashna during their U-15 quarterfinal match in the Chandigarh State Championship on Friday. Nimar won 21-16 21-11. Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13

Top seed Garima Singh registered a 21-14 21-7 win over Naina Goyat to move into the women’s singles semifinals at the Chandigarh State Badminton Championship here today. 

Second seed Ishita came from behind to beat Nimanpreet Kaur 20-22 21-14 21-9, while Rashi Vashisht drubbed Seema Panchal 21-12 21-13. Sarushi Kanwar humbled Muskan Taya 22-20 21-16 in the quarterfinals.

Garima Singh also moved into the girls’ U-19 semifinals after she dismissed Nimar Kaur Virk in the quarterfinal. 

In other girls’ U-19 quarterfinal matches, Nimanpreet downed Naina Goyat 21-14 21-10, while Rashi rallied to beat Mili Verma 16-21 21-16 21-19. Arpita Malik trounced Tisha Giri 21-10 21-12.  

In the men’s singles competition, Abhishek Saini registered a 21-10 21-7 win over Ankit to seal a spot in the quarterfinals. 

Ram Moga beat Manik Guleria 21-11 11-21 21-18, while Sahil Kataria overcame Rajat Saini 21-16 15-21 21-17. Navdeep Singh drubbed Kevin 21-13 21-16 in the pre-quarters. 

Abhinav Thakur dismissed Bhuvan Kaushal 21-13 22-20 and Nitin Gupta dumped Abhishek Bhadra 21-9 21-7. Mohit Singh ousted Shaurya Mahajan 21-2 21-3, while Talwinder Singh tamed Nikhil 21-13 21-13.   

Nimar Kaur Virk, meanwhile, got the better of Aashna to enter the girls’ U-15 semifinals. Nimar won 21-16 21-11. 

Shagunpreet Kaur defeated Prachi Joshi 23-21 21-6, while Kanishka prevailed 21-15 21-19 against Rakshita Pahwa. Samreen Kaur Sandhu packed off Jasmeet 21-14 21-9 in the quarterfinals.    

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