Shuttler Rajawat loses in Dutch Junior quarters

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Haarlem (The Netherlands), March 3 (IANS) With Madhya Pradesh boy Priyanshu Rajawat losing his quarter-finals match, the Indian presence came to an end at the prestigious Yonex Dutch Junior International 2019 badminton tournament, here on Saturday.

The 17-year-old lost 13-21, 20-22 to fourth seed Brian Yang of Canada.

Earlier, the youngster put up a gutsy performance in the fourth round to stun fifth seed Christo Popov 22-20, 15-21, 21-15 in a 72-minute encounter.

While Rajawat showed a lot of promise, the rest of the Indian contingent could not cross the pre-quarter-final hurdle.

Maisnam Meiraba Luwang, the wonderkid from Manipur, went down 18-21, 10-21 to the third seed Christian Adinata of Indonesia. Andhra Pradesh boy Sai Charan Koya who had upset the top seed a day earlier was beaten 15-21, 16-21 by China’s Li Yunze.

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In girls’ singles, Gayatri Gopichand had her brilliant run cut short 15-21, 13-21 by the eighth seeded Benyapa Aimsaard of Thailand.

In boys’ doubles, the Telengana pair of Navaneeth Bokka and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala squandered a one-game lead to go down 21-17, 19-21, 10-21 to Indonesians M. Lucky Andres Apriyanda and Yoggi Pamungkas.

–IANS

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