Sai Praneeth out of badminton singles in National Games

Ranchi, Feb 19 (PTI) Commonwealth Games doubles goldmedalist Ashwini Ponappa and top ranked B Sai Praneeth wereshocked in the singles and doubles event of the badmintoncompetition in the 34th National Games today.

Karnataka''s promising youngster Aditya Prakash pippedAndhra Pradesh favourite Sai Praneeth 21-17 23-21 to book alast four berth in the men''s section.

The other upset of the day came in the form of women''sdoubles pair of Nithya Sosale and Ashwini who lost lost toMaharashtra pair of Sampada Sahasrabudhe and Pradnya Gadre20-22 20-22.

In the other men''s quarter-finals, Andhra''s K Nandagopalbeat Maharashtra''s Eshan Naqvi 21-14 21-13 while Andhra''s BSumeeth Reddy struggled past Karnataka''s Mohit Kamat 16-2121-13 21-18.

Maharashtra''s Sayali Gokhale beat Assam''s BibariBasumatri 21-19 21-9 to storm into the semis as Maharashtra''sArundati Pantwane beat Haryana''s Anita Ohlan 21-6 21-19 in thethe another last eight match.

PC Thulasi of Kerala faced a strong challenge fromAndhra''s P V Sindhu 11-21 21-8 21-19 while Maharashtra''s NehaPandit thrashed Manali Sinha of Assam 21-5 21-9 to enter thelast four round.

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