GUWAHATI: Assam’s shuttlers sizzled in the qualifying rounds of the Microplex Global and Yonex Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament in Chennai on Thursday. Tonmoy Bikash Boruah (in the Under-19 Boys Singles) and Angshuman Gogoi and Dixit Gogoi (in the doubles) advanced to the main round.
In the boys’ singles qualifying round match, Tonmoy Bikash Boruah showed great skill and composure to register a comfortable 15-6, 15-11 of Shivam Mehta of Uttarakhand. He will now face the top-seeded Priyanshu Rajawat of MP next.
In the boys doubles the duo of Angshuman Gogoi and Dixit Gogoi got the better of Ambuj Prakash and Navneet Raushan of Bihar 15-12 15-10 to set up main round clash with the fourth seeded Kerala pair of Sankarprasad Udayakumar and Syamprasad Udayakumar.
Subhakar Borboruah of Assam teaming up with Vikehietuo Kense of Nagaland also made it to the main draw with a hard-fought 15-12 12-15 15-4 victory over Varaprasad Kanakala and Vasanta Rayudu Sarikonda of Andhra Pradesh. They will now face Suraj Goala of Assam and Uttar Pradesh’s Balkeshwari Yadav.
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