Ernakulamov’s Bjorn Jaison and Hitha Maria Jose entered the semifinals in the U-15 categories for boys and girls individually at the junior badminton tournament at All-Kerala in Kolenchery on Tuesday.
Adithya Kiran from Kannur, Dharmik Sreekumar (Ernakulam) and Arjun Rajasekhar (Thiruvananthapuram) remained semifinalists in the U-15 boys ’individual competition.
Hitha Maria Jose in the U-15 girls semifinals are her teammates Nandita Thomas and Drisya Vijesh and Thrissur’s Aparna Sajeev. Hitha also reached the semifinals in the U-13 singles competition. The tournament is held at the School Sports Center Sveti Petar.
Selected results: U-15 boys individual quarterfinals: Bjorn Jaison (Ernakulam) bt Srinivas Shenoy (Kannur) 21-14 21-16; Adithya Kiran (Kannur) bt Adithya Vijay (Alappuzha) 21-14 15-21 21-12; Dharmik Sreekumar (Ernakulam) bt Ali Zayyan Siddique (Kozhikode) 21-18 21-14; Arjun Rajasekhar (Thiruvananthapuram) bt Aathish Sreenivas PV (Kozhikode) 21-17 21-12
U-15 girls singles quarterfinals: Aparna Sajeev (Thrissur) bt Roshni Balaram (Palakkad) 11-21 21-11 21-10; Hitha Maria Jose (Ernakulam) bt Shimiyon S (Thiruvananthapuram) 21-17 16-21 21-18; Nandita Thomas (Ernakulam) bt Shreya Sreenish (Pathanamthitta) 21-12 16-21 21-16; Drisya Vijesh (Ernakulam) bt Eliza Drona MK (Kannur) 21-16 21-7
U-15 Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals: Aathish Sreenivas PV (Kozhikode) & Aparna Sajeev (Thrissur) bt Levit Binoy (Thrissur) & Roshni Balaram (Palakkad) 21-19 21-16; Srinivas Shenoy & Eliza Drona MK (Kannur) bt Adithya Kiran, Kannur & Ninu Mariya Thomas (Wayanad) 21-19 21-15; Adithya Vijay & Gowri Nandana Biju (Alappuzha) bt Muhammed Ameen & Punya U (Kozhikode) 23-21 21-14; Akshit. A & Saniya Jose (Kannur) bt Aswin Mannambalath & Sradha P (Kozhikode) 21-19 17-21 24-22
U-13 girls singles quarterfinals: Hitha Maria Jose (Ernakulam) bt Niranjana Adarsh (Pathanamthitta) 21-7 21-4; Aksa Mary CA (Ernakulam) bt Yeyin S (Kollam) 21-11 21-11; Mayukha S Nair (Kollam) bt Shreya Maria Mathew (Kottayam) 21-13 21-14; Aagamya Rajeshri Jayan (Thiruvananthapuram) bt Fidha Mariyam (Thrissur) 21-19 21-12
U-13 boys singles quarterfinals: Kesav Krishna M (Alappuzha) bt Vasudev Satheesh SK (Thiruvananthapuram) 21-19 21-15; Jovin Sojan (Ernakulam) bt Shaun Sony Cheruvathur (Thiruvananthapuram) 19-21 21-18 21-18; Baladev Anu A (Kollam) bt Abu Fahmin M (Palakkad) 16-21 21-14 21-13; Adam Jeslin (Kozhikode) bt Sreeraj R (Palakkad) 21-15 21-12.