Pune: Top seed Abhishek Kulkarni continued good run in the tournament to enter the quarterfinal defeating Kapil Patwardhan 15-10, 15-11 in men’s category of the 10th Amanora Cup PYC HTBA badminton tournament at PYC Hindu Gymkhana on Tuesday.
Mihir Palande had to fight for three games before getting into quarterfinals. Going down in the first game 6-15, Mihir had to sweat out hard to oust Rohit Kunte 15-7, 15-9 in the next two sets.
Soham Navandhar and Apoorva Javadekar entered quarterfinal with a win over Hrishikesh Kulkarni and Apoorva Javadekar respectively.
In the Under-17 boys’ category, Kedar Bhide secured the place in pre-quarterfinal defeating Rohit Chide 15-10, 15-6. Vivek Habbu also advanced into the round of 16 getting better of Arya Kurkute 8-15, 15-13, 15-10.
The second seed, Varun Kapur fought hard to move ahead into the tournament defeating Sarang Shriram 15-9, 15-5.
Round 4: 1-Abhishek Kulkarni bt Kapil Patwardhan 15-10, 15-11; Mihir Palande bt Rohit Kunte 6-15, 15-7, 15-9; Soham Navandhar bt Hrishikesh B Kulkarni 15-10, 15-7; Vineet Ravindra Kambale bt Apoorva Javadekar 15-14, 15-9
Boys (Round 3)
Under-17: Kedar Bhide bt Rohit Babasaheb Chide 15-10, 15-6; Vivek Habbu bt Arya Kurkute 8-15, 15-13, 15-10; Parth Ghube bt Aditya Loganathan 15-9, 15-3; Pranav Khadilkar bt Dhruv Tejas Jathar 15-12, 15-6; Atharva Belhekar bt Soumyaroop Poddar 15-5, 15-6; Venkatesh Sanjay Agarwal bt Gaurav Chindhe 15-10, 15-7; Vardhan Dongre bt Vivasvat Kale 15-4, 15-3; 2-Varun Kapur bt Sarang Shriram 15-9, 15-5.