Indian shuttler Priyanshu Rajawat got defeated in the quarterfinals of the men’s singles section at Haarlem on Monday. With his defeat, it put an end to the Indian Challenge at the Dutch Open Junior International Tournament.
Rajawat played against the fourth seed Brian Yang of Canada and lost by clear scores 21-13, 22-20.
Rajawat vs Yang: As it happened
In the initial stage of the first game, Rajawat was leading 6-5 but soon Yang took over by securing five points bringing the score to 10-6. Rajawat seemed to lose the game while Yang kept on scoring keeping the game out of his opponent’s reach.
In the second game, both the players tried to give a tough competition to each other. Rajawat started off better and took an 8-5 lead. By the first break, Rajawat was two points up than his rival.
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By the end of the second game, the Indian brought the score to 20-19 and almost won.
But the Canadian took away the final two points and won the match that ended India’s participation at the tournament.
Earlier, Priyanshu had managed to stun Christo Popov of France by 22-20,15-21,21-15 while his contingents could not pass the pre-quarter-final.
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Other results for India
Maisnam Meiraba and Gayathry Gopichand were defeated in Round 16.
Manipur kid Meisnam Meiraba lost to third seed Christina Adinanta by 18-21, 10-21. In girl’s doubles, Gayathry Gopichand went down 15-21,13-21 to eighth seed Benyapa Aimsaard. Andhra Pradesh lad Sai Charan Koya got defeated by China’s Li Yunze with scores 15-21, 16-21.
In boys’ doubles, Telangana pair Navaneeth Bokka and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala clinched a one-game lead but lost the other two to the Indonesian pair M. Lucky Andres Apriyanda and Yoggi Pamungkas. The scores were 21-17, 19-21, 10-21.
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