Advertisement

Pooja, Samiaa advance to quarters

11:28 AM Jun 13, 2018 | FPJ SPORTSDESK

Mumbai : Pooja Kachare and Samiaa Shah, both produced strong impressive performances and scored comprehensive wins in their respective girls’ under-19 singles and Women’s singles pre-quarter-final matches of the CCI-Greater Mumbai District Badminton Championship 2018, jointly organized by the Cricket Club of India (CCI) and the Greater Mumbai Badminton Association (GBMA).

The second-seeded Pooja conceded just five points in coasting to a facile 15-3, 15-2 win against Vaishnavi Shete in a lop-sided girls’ under-19 match, at the CCI Badminton courts.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Meanwhile, Samiaa packed too much power for Shreya Dedhia and charged to a comfortable 15-1, 15-5 victory to seal her place in the girls’ quarter-finals.

Advertisement

Later, both Pooja and Samiaa tasted more success by winning their women’s singles encounters. Producing another steady display, Pooja defeated Sayali Parab 15-6, 15-7, while Samiaa for the second time clashed with Shreya Dedhia and she once again stamped her superiority by charging to a 15-3, 15-1 victory in quick time to advance to the quarter-finals.

In Boys under-19 second round matches, Raj More had to work hard to overcome Dhruv Arolkar 15-9, 15-11, while Ameya Nakashe had things much his own way and eased past Jinesh Jain, winning at 15-2, 15-3 to reach the round of 16.

Meanwhile, Tyrone Pereira enjoyed an easy passage to the pre-quarter-finals as he outplayed Satej Rane 15-0, 15-2.

In men’s action, Vilas Kuvale fought hard to overcome Abhijeet Surve 15-10, 12-15, 15-4, while Aayush Shrivastav enjoyed an easy outing brushing aside Sanjay Kumar in straight games at 15-3, 15-5.

(To view our epaper please Read Now. For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go)

Advertisement