Yonex-Sunrise All India Sub Junior badminton tournament: Riya Habbu falls at last hurdle

August 7, 2019, Pune

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Pune’s Riya Habbu lost 14-21, 12-21 to Mansi Singh in the under-17 final at the Yonex-Sunrise All India Sub Junior (U-15 and U-17) ranking badminton tournament in Guwahati, on Sunday. Second seeded Mansi beat Riya in 32 minutes. Riya knocked out top seeded Taneesha Singh 21-19, 21-6 in the first round. The under-17 girls singles district champion trains at Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA). She won the first Under-19 Girls Singles State Selection recently which was held at Nagpur. Last year, Riya won triple crown in the under-15 category in the Israel Youth International event.

Riya’s fight to final

  • Final: Lost to Mansi Singh 21-14, 21-12
  • Semi-final: beats Pranavi N 21-9, 21-15
  • Quarterfinal: beats Devika Sihag 21-9, 21-15
  • Round 3: beats Deepta S 21-18, 21-9
  • Round 2: beats Sneha Rajwar 22-20, 21-6
  • Round 1: beats Taneesha Singh 21-19, 21-6

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