Lakshya Sen advances, Gayatri Gopichand loses at BWF World Junior ChampionshipNovember 15, 2018, Dehradun
Former junior world No. 1 Lakshya Sen advanced to the third round while Gayatri Gopichand was knocked out of the BWF World Junior Championship in Markham, Canada, on Tuesday.
Laksya defeated Armando Gaitan of Mexico 21-13, 21-9. Priyanshu Rajawat, Alap Mishra and Kiran George have also reached the men’s singles third round.
In women’s singles, Purvi Barve downed Pornpicha Choeikeewon of Thailand 21-17, 21-14 in the second round.
Indian results (Rd-II; U-19): Men’s single- 4-Lakshya Sen bt Armando Gaitan (Mex) 21-13, 21-9; Priyanshu Rajawat bt 15-Jia Wei Joel Koh (Sin) 21-18, 21-8; Alap Mishr bt bt Magnus Johannesen (Den) 21-19, 21-19; Kiran George bt Andrej Antoska (Slo) 21-18, 21-14;
Men’s doubles: 5-Krishna Prasad/Dhruv Kapila bt Andrew Choi/Victor Lu (Can) 21-8, 21-9; Manjit Singh/Dingku Singh bt Andrej Antoska/Jakub Horak (Slo) 21-14, 21-8; 12-Srikrishna Sai Kumar Podile/Vishnuvardhan Goud bt Marc Cardona/Miguel San Luis (Esp) 21-13, 21-13.
Women’s singles: 8-Purva Barve bt Pornpich Choeikeewong (Tha) 21-17, 21-14; Qianxi Han bt Gayatri Gopichand Pullela 15-21, 21-11, 21-19.
Women’s doubles: Chen Yingxue/Li Yijing (Chn) bt Srishti Jupudi/Ashwini Bhat 21-15, 6-1 retd; Aditi Bhatt/Tanisha Crasto bt Leung Yuet/Saloni Mehta (Hkg) 21-15, 13-21, 21-12; Sahiti Bandi/Thanushree Ramesh bt Shaunna Li/Ella Smith (NZ) 21-13, 21-13.