CHENNAI, May 23 -�Assam shuttlers put up a fine show in the qualifying rounds of the Microplex Global and Yonex Sunrise All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament here on Thursday.
Tonmoy Bikash Boruah (U-19 boys), Angshuman Gogoi and Dixit Gogoi (doubles) advanced to the main round in style while top seed in the U-19 girls P Gayatri Gopichand began her title quest in style.
In the boys� singles qualifying round, Tonmoy Bikash Boruah showed great skill and composure to register a comfortable 15-6, 15-11 victory against Shivam Mehta of Uttarakhand. He will now face the top seeded Priyanshu Rajawat of MP in the next match.�
The Assam boys� doubles team also kept their hopes alive of going deep into the tournament.�
The duo of Angshuman Gogoi and Dixit Gogoi got the better of Ambuj Prakash and Navneet Raushan of Bihar 15-12, 15-10 to set up a main round clash with the fourth seeded Kerala pair of Sankarprasad Udayakumar and Syamprasad Udayakumar.
Subhakar Borboruah of Assam, teaming up with Vikehietuo Kense of Nagaland also made it to the main draw with a hard-fought 15-12, 12-15, 15-4 victory over Varaprasad Kanakala and Vasanta Rayudu Sarikonda of Andhra Pradesh. They will now face Suraj Goala of Assam and Uttar Pradesh�s Balkeshwari Yadav.