Bharat, Sai Satya in quarters
GULBARGA, Jan 19: Gulbarga: Haryana lad Bharat and Pondicherry's Sai Satya Sarvesh Yakala were the first to book their quarterfinal spots in the boys under-15 category of the All India Sub Junior Ranking Badminton tournament at the Chandrashekhar Patil Stadium courts on Friday.
The 13-year-old Bharat, seeded eighth, defeated 11th seed Lokesh Reddy of Telangana 21-19, 21-12 while Sai Satya downed Krishnanshu Panwar 21-12, 21-15.
As many as 776 players are participating in the tournament which is being held in two age groups Under-15 and Under-13 spread over four categories in each age group: boys singles, boys doubles, girls singles and girls doubles.
The finals will be played on Sunday.