Maharjan, Gurung set title showdown

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 21, 2018-

Rashila Maharjan of Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) and Jessica Gurung of Nepal Armed Police (APF) Club set the women’s singles title clash of the Yonex Sunrise Zest National Open Badminton Championships on Thursday.

In the semi-finals matches, Maharjan prevailed over her clubmate Amita Giri 21-15, 21-14, while Gurung also dispatched Sunaina Mukhiya, from her own department, 21-7, 21-16. Earlier in the quarter-finals, Maharjan had beat Shobha Gauchan, Gurung defeated Anu Maya Rai, Giri sidelined Aruna Tamang and Mukhiya eased past Sita Rai.

The final meeting will be a rematch between the two shuttlers since the Pushpa Lal Memorial Badminton Tournament where Gurung had earned win. Prince Dahal, Shubham Kafle, Santosh Paneru, Manish Dahal, Priyanshu Chhetri, Raj Verma, Bibek Chaudhary and Anish Khatiwada entered the boys’ U-15 second round.

In the men’s doubles, Nir Bikram Chauhdary and Dahal beat Akhil Shrestha and Abhishek Bose. Joining them in the next round were Deepak Bohora and Jeevan Acharya, Sajan Krishna Tam-rakar and Bishal Pradhan, Rukesh Maharjan and Prabin Lingthep along with Gautam Kathayat and Sunil Joshi. Nepal No 1 Ratnajit Tamang and Anu Maya Rai along with Kathayat and Mukhiya won mixed doubles matches.

Published: 21-09-2018 08:55

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