Patna, Feb 3:
Top Indian shuttlers, including defending champion Sameer Verma and top seed H S Prannoy, progressed to the second round of the men’s singles competition after getting byes at the 81st Senior National Championship here today.
Newly-crowned junior World No.1, Lakshya Sen, former champion Sourabh Verma, fifth seed Pratul Joshi, sixth seed Shreyansh Jaiswal and fourth seed Harsheel Dani, who had reached the semifinals at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold last week, seventh seed Daniel Farid S also received byes to reach the next round at the Patliputra Sports Complex.
In women’s singles, top seed Tanvi Lad, second seed Rituparna Das, fifth seed Neha Pandit, 13th seed Rasika Raje, 14th seed Arundhati Pantawane and eighth seed Riya Pillai also advanced to the second round after getting byes. (PTI)