National junior and senior badminton champion, Narayan Ramdhani, blasted his way into the quarterfinals of the 11 Peru Under-19 Junior International World Ranking Tournament currently being held in Lima, Peru at the Regatas Club Badminton Courts.
The world-ranked player reached the quarterfinals in the boys’ singles by defeating Gabriel Urteaga Hammond: 21- 11, 21-14.
Ramdhani teamed up with national junior player Jonathan Mangra to reach the quarterfinals in the boys’ doubles by defeating Mariano Novoa and Gustavo Alfredo Salazar: 21-17, 21-14.
This is Ramdhani’s first international tournament for 2016 after recovering from a knee ligament injury he picked up at the Suriname Open International late November 2015, after executing a jump smash and landed on a slippery court. This caused his training to be slightly affected, but is now coping well.
The tournament continues this evening with the players competing to get into the semifinal and the medal rounds.
Meanwhile, Mangra lost his singles match in the first round in a thrilling three-setter to Mariano Novoa: 17-21, 21-12, 18-21.