Badminton Junior Worlds: Tara Shah and Ayush Shetty extend winning streak

Tara Shah and Ayush Shetty continue their winning run, progressing to the round of 16 at the Badminton World Junior Championships.

Tara Shah and Ayush Shetty maintained their impressive winning form as they advanced to the round of 16 at the Badminton World Junior Championships, while Unnati Hooda bowed out in the round of 32.

In a closely contested girls’ singles match, Tara Shah, the third seed in the tournament, secured a hard-fought victory against Canada’s Alena Yu. The scores of 23-21, 21-16 reflect the intense battle that unfolded over 30 minutes.

In the boys’ singles section, Ayush Shetty faced a formidable challenge from Indonesia’s Muhammad Reza Al Fajri. Although Muhammad staged a strong comeback after losing the first game, Ayush displayed remarkable composure and ultimately clinched the tie with scores of 21-14, 13-21, 21-19.

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In mixed doubles, the duo of Sathwik Reddy Kanapuram and Vaishnavi Khadkekar faced Singapore’s Nge Joo Jin and Xiao En Heng. Despite an initial setback, they mounted a remarkable comeback and secured victory in the final game with scores of 19-21, 21-10, 21-7.

In another mixed doubles encounter, Samarveer and Radhika Sharma triumphed over Bryan Jeremy Goonting and Chan Wen Tse of Malaysia in straight games, winning 21-19, 21-18 in another closely contested match.

Unfortunately, in the girls’ singles category, Unnati Hooda faced a tough challenge against the tournament’s top seed, Tomoka Miyazaki of Japan, and was defeated with scores of 13-21, 13-21. In boys’ singles, Tushar Suveer took on Indonesia’s Alwi Farhan, the fourth seed, and suffered a 16-21, 19-21 defeat.

In the girls’ doubles section, both pairs, Vennala Kalagotla & Shriyanshi Valishetty and Tanvi Sharma & Radhika Sharma, faced tough opponents. They were defeated by the tournament’s fifth seed and third seed pairs, respectively.

On the boys’ doubles court, Nicholas Raj and Tushar Suveer displayed a dominant performance, defeating Spain’s Daniel Franco and Rodrigo Sanjurjo in straight games with scores of 21-10, 21-16 in just 24 minutes. Additionally, Divyam Arora and Mayank Rana secured victory by defeating Estonia’s Andrei Schmidt and Hugo Themas with scores of 21-19, 21-15.

Ayush Shetty and Tara Shah, along with the four doubles pairs, are set to compete in the round of 16, looking to continue their impressive run in the tournament.

-IANS

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