In Pre-Quarterfinals of Badminton Asia Championship 2023: Lakshya Sen is Eliminated; Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand Advance”. The women’s doubles pair, who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, made a strong comeback to defeat Lanny Tria Mayasari and Ribka Sugiarto from Indonesia.
Despite star shuttler Lakshya Sen’s first-round exit, Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Championship 2023 in Dubai on Wednesday, keeping the Indian flag flying high.
After a battle lasting over an hour, the women’s doubles pair, who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, made a strong comeback to defeat Lanny Tria Mayasari and Ribka Sugiarto from Indonesia with a score of 17-21, 21-17, 21-18.
Following a lackluster performance in the first game, the Indian duo bounced back with a dominant display in the second, taking an early 5-0 lead and maintaining it throughout to push for a decider.
During the third game of Badminton Asia Championship 2023, Treesa and Gayatri found themselves in an intense battle, trailing 15-16 against the Indonesian pair.
During Pre-Quarterfinals of Badminton Asia Championship 2023 At 18-all, Treesa made an aggressive move and delivered a powerful cross-court smash. The Indian duo then sealed the issue after 64 minutes.
Rohan Kapoor and Sikki Reddy, the mixed pair duo, won their opening round match by defeating Chan Peng Soon and Cheah Yee See of Malaysia with a score of 21-12, 21-16.
Sen Caps Forgettable Comeback in Pre-Quarterfinals of Badminton Asia Championship 2023
Sen, the Commonwealth Games gold medalist, took a short break to focus on his mental and physical health. However, he was eliminated by world number 7 Loh Kean Yew in a 7-21, 21-23 loss.
Sen, who had dropped to the 24th spot in the BWF rankings, faced a tough draw as he was matched against a former world champion and world No. 7.
The player from Singapore, who was defeated by Sen in their previous encounter during the Indian Open final last year, exhibited agile movements on the court and quickly gained a lead of 21-7.
However, in the second game, Sen made a comeback in Pre-Quarterfinals of Badminton Asia Championship 2023 and was only trailing by two points at the break.
After that, both players engaged in some back-and-forth rallies, and Sen had an opportunity to tie the game when he reached a game point at 20-19. However, Loh managed to finish the match in 45 minutes.
As per Pre-Quarterfinals of Badminton Asia Championships 2023, Malavika Bansod, a promising player, faced off against the world’s number one player, Akane Yamaguchi, and put up a good fight before ultimately losing 23-25, 19-21 in a 46-minute match.
Results (Indians Only)
Men’s Singles: Lakshya Sen lost to Loh Kean Yew (Singapore) 7-21, 21-23.
Men’s Doubles: Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala lost to Takuro Hoki and Yog Kobayashi (Japan) 15-21, 17-21; PS Ravikrishna and Sankar Prasad Udayakumar lost to Man Wei Chong and Kai Wun Tee (Malaysia) 12-21, 17-21.
Women Singles: Malvika Bansod lost to Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) 23-25, 19-21; Akarshi Kashyap lost to Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi (Indonesia) 6-21, 12-21.
Women Doubles: Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam lost to Meilysa Trias Puspitasari and Rachel Allessya Rose (Indonesia) 20-22, 12-21, 18-21; Haritha Manazhiyil and Ashna Roy lost to Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai (Thailand) 11-21, 2-21.
Mixed Doubles: Rohan Kapoor and Sikki Reddy b Chan Peng Soon and Cheah Yee See (Malaysia) 21-12, 21-16.
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