TNBL: Falcon Feathers trumps Jhaver Smashers

Falcon Feathers beat Jhaver Smashers 3-2 in the group-2 tie - the first tie of the day - on day one of the Tamil Nadu Badminton League.

Lokesh Viswanathan of Jhaver Smashers seen in action against Vishal Vasudevan of Falcon Feathers in the TNBL at Ampa mall in Chennai.   -  K. Pichumani

Falcon Feathers beat Jhaver Smashers 3-2 in the group-2 tie - the first tie of the day - on day one of the Tamil Nadu Badminton League at the Ampa Skywalk mall here on Thursday.

Jade Force posted an emphatic 4-1 win over Chennai Shuttle Kings in group-1, the second tie of the day.

Falcon Feathers started with a loss in the first match of the tie. Ruban Kumar & Siddhanth Gupta lost 8-14, 9-15 to K. Murugappa & P.V. Srayas, the No. 1 ranked pair in the u-17 boys doubles State rankings.

But N. Pranavi posted an easy 15-8, 15-9 win over N. Dhanyaa in the women's singles for the Falcon Knights to draw level 1-1.

Jhaver Smashers took the lead again as Lokesh Vishwanathan beat Vishal Vasudevan 15-9, 15-12 in the men's singles, following which S. Abdul Fashith & D. Arun Brun won the men's doubles match for Falcon Feathers.

The winner of the tie was then decided in the last match as Vembarasan & S. Akshaya lost the first game, stretched it to the last, and held on, to win 9-15, 15-12, 15-13 versus S. Varshath and R. Thanushree in the mixed doubles.

 

The results: Group 1: The Jade Force bt Chennai Shuttle Kings 4-1: Men's singles: R. Manigandan bt Kevin Arokia Walter 13-15, 15-13, 15-14; Women's singles: S. Winona bt S. Praveena 10-15, 15-10, 15-11; Men's doubles: R. Arjun Krishnan & B. Danush Kumar bt R.N. Harshan & R.S. Mohana Krishnan 15-10, 15-13; Jr. boys (u-17) doubles: K. Arun Karthik & D.N. Manoj  lost to C. Koushik & S. Rithik Sanjeevi 11-15, 13-15; Mixed doubles: V.S. Varshini & G. Chandramouleeshwar bt Oleti Siri Chandana & J. Manasseh 15-13, 15-7

Group 2: Falcon Feathers bt Jhaver Smashers 3-2: Men's singles: Vishal Vasudevan lost to Lokesh Vishwanathan 9-15, 12-15; Women's singles: N. Pranavi bt N. Dhanyaa 15-8, 15-9;  Men's doubles: S. Abdul Fashith & D. Arun Brun bt P. Naveen & G. Senthil Vel 15-13, 15-12; Jr. boys (u-17) doubles : Ruban Kumar & Siddhanth Gupta lost to K. Murugappa & P.V. Srayas 8-15, 9-15; Mixed doubles: Vembarasan & S. Akshaya bt S. Varshath & R. Thanushree 9-15, 15-12, 15-13

Points table: Group 1: The Jade Force 4; Chennai Shuttle Kings 1; Group 2: Falcon Feathers 3; Jhaver Smashers 2.