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Shuttlers Bennet, Reddy in quarters of all-India senior doubles tourney

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Top seeds Antony Bennet and M. Arjun Kumar Reddy swept aside Chandrabhushan Tripathi and Shubham Yadav in straight games to storm into the quarter-final of the Rs two lakh-Bishnupriya Kundu Memorial All senior doubles ranking badminton tournament here on Thursday.

Telangana's Arjun, seventh in All rankings, and Bennet of Kerala, who is ranked 13th in doubles, won by a scoreline of 21-18, 21-14.

Second seeds Vighnesh Devlekar of and partner Saurabh Sharma got the better of Anjan Buragohain and Ranjan Buragohain by 21-19, 21-11 to reach the last-eight stage.

Star shuttlers V. Diju and Chetan Anand lived up to their billing to thrash Abinash K. and Saran Raj R. 21-8, 21-9.

In the women's doubles pre-quarters, Assam's Dimpal Hazarika and Sanghmitra Saikia beat local girls Smaranika Singh and Ipsita Sinha 21-15, 21-17 while Nisha Karamchand and Kanwaljeet Kaur came from a game down to record a 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 victory.

In the mixed doubles section, top seeds Agna Anto of Kerala partnered with Balasubrahmanniyan N. G. to defeat Siddharth of Haryana and Manali Sinha of Assam 21-17, 21-9.

--IANS

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