Regional Badminton: Good start for India

Online staff/GUWAHATI, Dec 6: India had a good day in the Open event of the 1st South Asian Regional Badminton Tournament in Guwahati on Wedneday. As many as four players advanced into the semifinals.
Aryaman Tandon and Arintap Dasguta hogged the limelight in the boys’ singles while Akarshi Kashyap and Ashmita Chaliha kept India’s flag flying high in the girls’ singles event.
Results: Boys’ singles: Aryaman Tandon (1) India bt Mohamed Aakif, Maldives 21-6, 21-14; Nabin Shrestha (4) Nepal bt L.Tshering Tshwing 21-12, 21-5; Arintap Dasgupta (3) India bt Gaurav Singh Bangladesh 21-7, 21-8; Dipesh Dhami (2) Nepal bt Hamidur Rahman Lukman Bangladesh 21-9, 21-15
Girls’ Singles:Aakarshi Kashyap (1) India bt Rashila Maharjan Nepal 21-6, 21-5; Jessica Gurung (3) Nepal bt Reshma Akhtar Bangladesh 21-13, 21-12; Ashmita Chaliha India bt Fathmath Nabaaha (4) Maldives 21-7, 21-11; Nafha Nasrullah (2) Maldives bt Phuninso Choden Thingh Bhutan21-9, 21-19.