INDIA CHALLENGE ENDS AT CHINA OPEN
SINDHU, SRIKANTH LOSE THEIR RESPECTIVE QUARTERFINALS
MARKHAM (CANADA) : India went down fighting 1-3 to South Korea in the mixed team quarterfinals of the world junior badminton championships, despite Lakshya Sen’s superb efforts here.
Asian Junior champion, Lakshya lived up to expectations but the two losses in the doubles category virtually sealed India’s fate and it was all over after the
women singles defeat on Thursday.
The quarterfinals opened with mixed doubles event and the Indian duo of Tanisha Crasto and Dhruv Kapila fought hard to grab the opening game but they lost steam midway, losing 22-20, 14-21, 12-21 to the Korean pair of Na Eun Jeong and Chan Wang.
World No. 3 Lakshya then neutralized the Korean lead by beating Ji Hoon Choi 16-21, 21-18, 21-12 in the men singles.