IN­DIA CHAL­LENGE ENDS AT CHINA OPEN

SINDHU, SRIKANTH LOSE THEIR RE­SPEC­TIVE QUAR­TER­FI­NALS

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Front Page -

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.

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