The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation employee, who was once ranked in the world top-20, had been suffering from a knee injury for the last two years and had dropped down in the pecking order of the national rankings.
However, Chetan hardly broke sweat Monday as he aimed for atleast a last eight finish in the tournament.
Also winning their qualifying matches comfortably were former junior national champion Rohan Castelino of Karnataka and U-17 national champion Daniel Farid, who had recently also won the Junior Nationals U-19 Category in Chandigarh.
Rohan Castelino, KTK, beat Sudhanshu Medsikar, MAH, 21-8 21-12; Bhaskar Chakraborty, DLI, beat Manas Ranjan Routray, ORI, 21-12 21-18; Rahul Yadav C., AP, beat Subramanian S., TN, 16-21 21-10 21-10; Siddharth, HAR, beat Prateek Saxena, RAJ, 21-14 21-18; Sachin Rawat, DLI, beat Karthikey K., KTK, 21-10 21-18; Himanshu Verma, CG, beat Yash Wagh, MAH, 15-21 21-13 21-17; Lakhwinder Singh, PNB, beat Ayush Maurya, UTR, 24-22 21-16; J.Trinadha, AP, beat Subadonbor Pyngrope, MEG, 21-11 21-16; Shreyansh Jaiswal, CG, beat Anand Tiwari, PNB, 21-10 21-18; Kawaldeep Singh, CHG, beat Yuvaraj, PY, 21-7 21-10; Aneeth Kumar R., AP, beat Ankit Arora, RAJ, 13-21 21-16 21-12; Daniel Farid S., KTK, beat Ameya Oak, MAH, 21-9 21-18; Venket Gaurav Pradad, CG, beat Mayuresh Borkotoky, ASM, 21-15 21-11; Saurav Kapoor, HAR, beat S. R. Viswanath Mantha, AP, 21-5 21-7; Gagan Sharma, DLI, beat Vikrant Chawat, RAJ, 21-13 21-13; Chirag Sen, AI, beat Mitun Das, ASM, 21-11 21-13; Aditya Prakash, KTK, beat Anurag Thakkar, MP, 21-9 21-7; Siddharath Thakur, MAH, beat Mohamed Rehan R., TN, 21-17 21-13.
Himanshu Kharbanda, DLI, beat Gyanchand, ORI, 21-4 21-13; Prem Singh Chouhan, RAJ, beat Harshit Agrawal, CG, 21-11 21-18; Chetan Anand B., PET, beat Vishal Garg, ASM, 21-5 21-15 .
Vrushali G., AP, beat Sheetal Kargeti, UTR, 28-26 21-7; Santoshi Hasini R., AP, beat Nischitha G. M., KTK, 21-18 21-10; Dhanya Nair, RLY, beat Rucha Nikam, MAH, 21-10 21-12; Pooja M., AP, beat Swati Sharma, UTR, 21-16 21-16; Vaishali Baria, GUJ, beat Brinda Singh, DLI, 21-12 21-8.
--IANS (Posted on 16-12-2013)