Hyderabad Open: Munawar, Vaishnavi register wins in day of upsets

The main draw will commence on Wednesday when the familiar names like second-seeded B. Sai Praneeth and the premier women’s doubles combination and top-seeded Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy will be in action.

Mohammed Munawar in action. (File Photo)   -  Thulasi Kakkat

Mohammed Munawar shocked teammate and third-seeded Ansal Yadav 8-21, 22-20, 22-20 in the men’s singles first round (qualifying) of the Hyderabad Open badminton championship at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Tuesday.

In another upset in women’s singles qualifying first round, K. Vaishnavi of India got the better of third-seeded Ka Yan Fan of Hong Kong 13-21, 21-14, 21-19.

Separate seedings are given for the qualifying rounds.

The main draw will commence on Wednesday when the familiar names like second-seeded B. Sai Praneeth, Verma brothers (Sourav and Sameer) besides the premier women’s doubles combination and top-seeded Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy will be in action.

The results: Qualifying: 1st round: Men’s singles: D. Sarath (Ind) bt Karan Choudhary (Ind) 21-11, 21-16; Alap Mishra (Ind) bt Abhyansh Singh (Ind) 21-14, 21-16; Rumbay Ikhsan Leonardo Imanuel (Ina) bt Mariswamy Raghu (Ind) 21-9, 21-17; Yin Chak Chan (HK) bt Aman Kumar (Ind) 21-12, 21-18; Mohammed Munawar (Ind) bt Ansal Yadav (Ind) 8-21, 22-20, 22-20; Siddharth (Ind) bt K. Sai Charan (Ind) 21-17, 19-21, 21-14; Yash Yogi (Ind) bt Susanto Andrew (Ina) 16-21, 21-17, 21-19; P. Lauhit (Ind) bt Rajat Rathore (Ind) 21-16, 21-13; Vasigaran Eveshgaran (Mas) bt Manish Gupta (Ind) 20-22, 21-13, 22-20; Mayank Ahuja (Ind) bt Oak Ameya (Ind) 21-17, 21-15; N.V.S. Vijetha (Ind) bt R. Aneeth Kumar (Ind) 9-21, 21-18, 21-11; K. Balraj (Ind) bt Hardik Makkar (Ind) 21-12, 22-24, 21-9; Hemanth M. Gowda (Ind) bt Abhishek Kulkarni (Ind) 12-21, 21-13, 21-8; Kaushal Dharmamer (Ind) bt Sachin Rawat (Ind) 21-13, 21-14; Arintap Das Gupta (Ind) bt Seong Hyun Son (Kor) bt22-20, 11-21, 21-18; K. Ajay Kumar (Ind) bt Anant Shivam Jindal (Ind) 21-13, 15-21, 21-12.

Women’s Singles: Smiran Singhi (Ind) bt Khushi Gupta (Ind) 21-14, 21-17; Amolika Singh Sisodiya (Ind) bt Ruhi Raju (USA) 21-10, 21-15; K. Vaishnavi (Ind) bt Ka Yan Fan (HK) 13-21, 22-14, 21-19; An Se Young (Kor) bt Tanishq Mamilla Palli (Ind) 21-16, 21-13; Ritika Thaker (Ind) bt Rizma Anestasy Violeta (Ina) 16-21, 22-20, 22-20; Akarshi Kashyap (Ind) bt K. Preethi (Ind) 21-8, 21-13; Choirunnisa Chorirunnisa (Ina) bt Purva Barve (Ind) 21-17, 21-14; Sri Rahayu (Ina) bt Neha Pandit (Ind) 21-12, 21-13.