Jamshedpur, June 6, 2017:PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship Season 3 witnessed a high-octane 2ndday with enticing battles between participants at Tata Badminton Centre, Jamshedpur. The tournament is being organized by Sara Foundation (an organisation for the promotion of sports).
In Boys Singles Under-17 category, Anish Kumar from Jharkhand secured his place in the pre-quarter finals after defeating Gaurav Haldar from Jharkhand in straight sets 15-10, 15-8. In another match, Nirmalendu Mallick from West Bengal emerged winner after a tight 3-setter against Amritesh Kumar from Jharkhand with finals scores 15-9, 10-15, 15-11.
In the Girls Singles Under-17 category, Pragya Bodra from Jharkhand ousted Soumili Nayak from Bihar with final scores 15-13, 15-6. In another match, Leimapokam Diana Devi from Manipur entered pre-quarter finals after beating Shreya Gupta with scores 15-3, 15-7.
SoumiliNayak managed to proceed to pre-quarter finals of Girls Singles Under-15 category after defeating Tripti Singh from Bihar with scores 15-8, 15-12