Shuttler Lakshya Sen in World Junior Championship pre-quartersNovember 16, 2018, Dehradun
Lakshya Sen and two Indian doubles pairs made it to the pre-quarterfinals of the BWF World Junior Championship in Markham, Canada, on Wednesday.
Fourth seed Lakshya, who is one of the strong favourites to win the title, made short work of Giovanni Toti of Italy 21-7, 21-13. He Will face ninth seed Chen Shiau Cheng of Chinese Taipei on Thursday. Lakshya defeated Cheng at the German Junior Open last year.
Men’s doubles duo of Srikrishna Sai Kumar Podile and Vishnu Vardhan Goud defeated Joel Hansson and Melker Z-Bexell of Sweden to move into the pre-quarterfinals. In women’s doubles pair of Aditi Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto downed Dilmi Das and Anurangi Masakorala of Sri Lanka in straight games 22-20, 21-10.
Meanwhile, Indian challenge came to an end in women’s single and mixed doubles.
Indian results (U-19; Rd III):
Men’s singles: 2-IL Imanuel Rumbay (Ina) bt Kiran George 12-21, 21-19, 21-17; 3-Li Shifeng (Chn) bt Alap Mishra 21-15, 21-12; 4-Lakshya Sen bt Giovanni Toti (Ita) 21-7, 21-13; Harry Huang (Eng) bt Priyanshu Rajawat 21-11, 21-16