Lakshay Sen lifts fifth title of the season, wins Bangladesh ChallengerDecember 16, 2019
- Fast-rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen lifted his fifth title of the season, claiming the men’s singles crown at the Bangladesh International Challenger with a straight game win over Malaysia’s Leong Jun Hao in the final in Dhaka on Sunday.
- The 18-year-old capped a superb year with a 22-20, 21-18 win over Hao in the summit clash to clinch his fifth title in last seven tournaments.
- Among other Indians, women’s doubles pair of Maneesha K and Rutaparna Panda went down 20-22, 19-21 to top seeded Malaysian pair of Tan Pearly Koong Le and Thinaah Muralitharan to settle for a runner-up finish. Sen started his campaign with a 21-5, 21-10 win over compatriot Rajesh Verma in the opening round. He then beat three Malaysians on way to the final.