Pune: Nupur Thakar and Aadya Joshi beat respective opponents as they advanced to the next round of the girls Under-11 category in the Solaris-Ravetkar Cup District Ranking Badminton Tournament being played at the Mayur Colony courts here on Tuesday.
In a match of near equals, Nupur began with a bang against Poorva Valvande winning the first game. However, Poorva did not give up and levelled the match, winning the second game. In the final game, Nupur staged a comeback to win 15-7, 11-15, 15-13.
In the other encounter, Aadya rallied from a game down against Anushri Joshi to win 14-15, 15-14, 15-11.
In the boys Under-13 battle, Shreyas Shedge beat Ashutosh Kulkarni 15-3, 15-0 while Archit Dandekar struggled against an equally fighting Atharva Chivate to win narrowly 15-13, 15-13.
Results (Under 11)
Girls: Ekisha Medane bt Prachi Patwardhan 15-3, 15-10; Aashita Khutale bt Avani Deshmukh 15-8, 15-9; Aadya Joshi bt Anushri Joshi 14-15, 15-14, 15-11; Anajali Tonde bt Divya Khare 15-14, 15-9; Nupur Thakar bt Poorva Valvande 15-7, 11-15, 15-13; Swaneeti Deshpande bt Anvi Behede 15-4, 15-11; Anandita Godbole bt Rutuja Velankar 15-9, 15-4; Ekisha Medane bt Prachi Patwardhan 15-3, 15-10; Siya Behede bt Arya Phadke 15-3, 15-7; Abha Ketkar bt Gargi Kunte 15-7, 15-7.
Boys, Under-13: Mayank Rout bt Ishan D 15-11, 15-11; Atharav Naik bt Abhirup Mungale 15-7, 15-9.