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Junior Spherical-Up: February | Badminton England Badminton England

6 March 2024

Aahna Bhatia was the decide of England’s junior gamers in February, as she claimed ladies’s singles victory on the France U17 Open.

Fifth seed Bhatia beat high seed Lieke van Parys 21-13 21-14 within the remaining to spherical off a storming weekend of performances in some model.

Bhatia additionally defeated second seed Yuliia Fomina 22-20 21-12 within the quarter-final earlier than getting the higher of Lea Dauphinais 21-18 12-21 21-12 within the final 4.

That was the one sport she dropped all event on her approach to a formidable title in Aire-sur-la-Lys.

There was additionally a powerful displaying for Kalyan Manoj within the males’s singles, as he reached the ultimate earlier than shedding to Lenny Hubert.

Unseeded Manoj knocked out ninth seed Thomas Gintz within the spherical of 64, powering to a 21-7 21-11 victory earlier than getting previous Alex Weissgerber, Rayan Benaissa, and Maxance Liraud to arrange a semi-final with Mady Sow.

The Frenchman took the opening sport earlier than Manoj bounced again to win 16-21 21-19 21-13.

However Manoj was unable to clinch victory within the remaining, as fifteenth seed Hubert received 21-13 21-12.

Elsewhere within the males’s singles, Sajan Senthuran exited within the spherical of 32, shedding 21-12 16-21 21-13 to Soren Marion Gothsener.

The ladies’s singles additionally noticed a run to the spherical of 16 for Lilly Wooden, who eased by way of her opening two matches earlier than defeat to eighth seed Manon Heitzmann 21-13 21-8.

Heitzmann additionally knocked out Mili Patel 21-15 21-19 within the spherical of 32, whereas Anoushka Shetty misplaced to Noémie Caura 21-19 21-12 within the spherical of 64.

Patel fared higher within the ladies’s doubles, as she teamed up with Anna Stewart to achieve the semi-final.

The pair beat third seeds Hiu Ching Chloe Tsai and Anissa Wongsodimedjo 21-15 21-11 within the spherical of 16 and likewise obtained previous Nina Lourghi and Lyzea Belle Manceau 21-17 21-12 earlier than shedding to Heitzmann and Mathilde Pinan 21-7 21-16.

Wooden and Shetty reached the spherical of 16, the place they misplaced 21-17 21-14 to Camille Delettre and Zoe Martin-Mouchain.

Manoj was additionally in males’s doubles motion, the place he reached the spherical of 16 with George Clare.

The pair beat Nathanael Barrier and Victor Le Roux 21-15 21-18 earlier than shedding a thriller to high seeds Rayan Benaissa and Arush Ravikumar 23-21 14-21 21-18.

Clare teamed up with Wooden within the combined doubles, with the duo exiting within the spherical of 32 to Valentin Roulleau and Lily Rose Triolier 14-21 21-18 21-11.

The combined doubles additionally noticed Bhatia and Senthuran attain the spherical of 16, the place they had been overwhelmed 18-21 21-15 21-17 by Pinna and Nathanael Cossac.

There was additional English motion within the YONEX Dutch Junior Worldwide, the place Lucy Brierley and Matilda Franklin reached the spherical of 32 within the ladies’s doubles.

Brierley and Franklin obtained previous residence pair Stephanie Snel and Tejaswini Vengatesh earlier than falling to Korea’s Kim Bo Hye and Kwak Seung Min 21-14 21-11.

Brierley additionally reached the final 32 within the combined doubles alongside Benjamin Horseman, the place they misplaced 21-15 21-8 to Chen Jun Ting and Qin Shi Yang after battling by way of two three-games matches to achieve that stage.

James Track and Matilda Franklin exited within the spherical of 64, going out 21-10 21-13 to Japan’s Yuto Nakashizu and Aya Tamaki.

Horseman was in males’s doubles motion alongside Jia Bin Lee, with the pair attending to the spherical of 16 earlier than shedding to Bhargav Ram Arigela and Viswa Tej Gobburu 21-9 21-9.

Additional ladies’s doubles motion noticed Sofie Chong staff up with Germany’s Leonie Wronna to achieve the spherical of 32 earlier than shedding to eighth seeds Agathe Cuevas and Kathell Desmots 21-16 21-11.

Within the males’s singles, Ibrahim Kulkarni fell within the spherical of 64, shedding 21-19 21-17 to eleventh seed Lee Tao Ong, whereas James Track misplaced 21-11 21-16 to Chua Min Han within the spherical of 128.

Oliver Nicolson reached the spherical of 32 after wins over Viktor Patteet and Jan Ebel earlier than shedding 21-11 21-15 to Luis Pongratz.

The Spanish U17 Open additionally noticed English illustration by way of Anish Nair, who made it to the quarter-finals.

Nair eased by way of his opening two rounds and obtained previous seventh seed Petr Martinec 21-19 21-14 to arrange a quarter-final conflict with second seed Yaidel Gil, who edged out a 21-14 17-21 21-13 victory.

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