Maharashtra pair of Shruti and Manushree score impressive wins

The Maharashtra pairing of showed excellent bonding and great teamwork as they combined effectively to advance to the pre-quarter-final rounds of both the junior girls’ doubles and youth girls’ doubles events in the 11Even Sports 78th Junior and Youth National TT Championships, at the SAMA Indoor Complex, in Vadodara on Monday.

Shruti and Manushree, representing Maharashtra ‘A’, produced domineering performances to quell the challenge from Andhra Pradesh duo of B. Nagasravani and Ramjali Kajol by a 3-0 margin in a junior girls’ second round match. The state girls showing plenty of aggression were in total control against their Andhra opponents and coasted to a 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 victory.

In the youth girls’ second round encounter, Shruti and Manushree maintained their fine run of form to tame the Gujarat pair of Hely Shah and Sanskruti Malpani in straight games at 3-0. The Gujarat girls’ were clueless and had no answer to the power play of Shruti and Manushree, who wrapped up the match with a fluent 11-3, 11-6, 11-5 victory.
In another junior girls’ doubles second round match, Manasi Chiplunkar and Dyuti Patki of Maharashtra ‘B’ defeated Deepika Neelakandan and Abinaya Ramesh of TN 3-2 (11-8, 6-11, 14-16, 11-7, 11-7).

Srushti Haleangadi and Rutuja Khopkar of Maharashtra ‘A’, also progressed to the round of 16 in the youth girl’s competition. The Maharashtra pair overcame Adrija Sarmah and Jitakhee Mazumdar of Assam 3-1 (11-9, 11-6, 15-17, 12-10).
Meanwhile, all the four Maharashtra junior boys’ doubles pairs advanced to the last 16 round. Jash Dalvi and Aniruddha Marathe got the better of the J&K combo of Ritvik Gupta and Manandeep Singh 3-1 (9-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-8), while Ashwin ; Subramanian and Hrishikesh Malhotra beat the Telangana duo of Fidel Rafeeque Snehit Suravajjula and Harikrishna Venkateswaran Sridhar 3-1 (5-11, 11-8, 11-8, 15-13). Mandar Hardikar Mandar and Raegan Albuquerque had quite a struggle before getting the better of Mohammed Ali/Arvind Kumar G. of Telangana 3-2 (11-7, 11-13, 11-9, 9-11, 14-12), while Shubham Ambre and Shaurya Pednekar had an easy time as they blanked UP pair of Divyansh Srivastava and Abhishek Pathak 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-9).
Results (2nd round) – Junior Girls’ Doubles: Chiplunkar Manasi /Patki Dyuti (MHR B) beat Neelakandan Deepika /Abinaya Ramesh (TN) 3-2 (11-8, 6-11, 14-16, 11-7, 11-7); Aswani Renuka /Johns Anamika (KRL) beat Haleangadi Srushti / Chitale Diya (MHR A) 3-2 (7-11, 11-13, 13-11, 13-11, 11-9); Amrute Shruti / Patil Manushree (MHR A) beat B. Nagasravani /Ramjali Kajol (AP) 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-7).
Youth Girls’ Doubles: Haleangadi Srushti/ Khopkar Rutuja (MHR A) Beat Sarmah Adrija / Mazumdar Jitakhee (ASM) 3-1 (11-9, 11-6, 15-17, 12-10); Paul Puja / Priyanka Sarkar (NB) beat Trehan Ashlesha /Deshpande Shreya (MHR B) 3-1 (11-4, 9-11, 11-4, 13-11); Patil Manushree / Amrute Shruti (MHR A) beat Hely Shah /Sanskruti Malpani (GUJ) 3-0 (11-3, 11-6, 11-5).

Junior Boys’ Doubles: Dalvi Jash / Marathe Aniruddha (MHR A) beat Gupta Ritvik / Singh Manandeep (J&K) 3-1 (9-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-8); Subramanian Ashwin/Malhotra Hrishikesh (MHR B) Beat Fidel Rafeeque Snehit Suravajjula / Harikrishna Venkateswaran Sridhar (TELG) 3-1 (5-11, 11-8, 11-8, 15-13); Hardikar Mandar / Albuquerque Raegan (MHR B) beat Mohammed Ali/Arvind Kumar G (TELG) 3-2 (11-7, 11-13, 11-9, 9-11, 14-12); Ambre Shubham / Pednekar Shaurya (MHR A) beat Srivastava Divyansh / Pathak Abhishek (UP) 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-9).

Youth Boys’ Doubles: Barigidad Rakshit /Jamadagni Rohan S (KNT) beat Pande Siddhesh /Ambre Shubham (MHR A) 3-1 (9-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-4); Lahoti Harshavardan /Pala Parthi Saroj Siril (TELG) beat Hardikar Mandar / Albuquerque Raegan (MHR B) 3-2 (11-9, 10-12, 14-12, 7-11, 11-8); Ambekar Sanish / Ravindra Kotiyan (MHR A) beat Tayal Ayush / Kumar Anmol (HRN) 3-1 (11-9, 12-10, 10-12, 12-10); Fidel Rafeeque Snehit Suravajjula / Harikrishna Venkateswaran Sridhar (TELG) beat Rahatwal Jignesh / Zende Yugandh (MHR B) 3-1 (7-11, 11-8, 11-2, 12-10).

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