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Badminton Asia Junior C'ships: India book quarterfinal berth

India will now face hosts Indonesia to decide the group winner on Sunday

Badminton Asia Junior Cships: India book quarterfinal berth

India blank Vietnam 5-0 (Photo credit: BAI)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 29 Jun 2024 2:38 PM GMT

India sealed their spot in the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Junior Mixed Team Championship with a 3-2 win over Philippines in their second Group C clash at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday.

The Indian team, which had blanked Vietnam 5-0, in their tournament opener, made a couple of changes to their line-up with Rounak Chauhan replacing Pranay Shettigar in boy's singles and K Vennala combining with Shravani Walekar in girls doubles.

Senior Nationals runners-up Tanvi Sharma started India's march with a 21-9, 21-17 win over Funtespina Christel Rei but Chauhan could not maintain the momentum after winning the opening game against Jamal Rahmat Pandi and lost 15-21, 21-18, 21-12.

Vennala and Shravani then put India ahead once again as they defeated Hernandes Andrea and Pecious Libaton 23-21, 21–11 in 39 minutes.

The boys doubles combination of Arsh Mohammad and Sankar Sarawat then put the result beyond doubt with a 21-16, 21-14 win over Christian Dorega and John Lanza.

The mixed doubles pair of Bhargav Ram Arigela and K Vennala lost the final rubber.

India will now face hosts Indonesia to decide the group winner on Sunday. Indonesia are also through to the quarterfinal having beaten Philippines 5-0 and Vietnam 4-1 in their two group matches.


India bt Philippines 3-2 (Tanvi Sharma bt Funtespina Christel Rei 21-9, 21-17

Rounak Chauhan lost to Jamal Rahmat Pandi 21-15, 18-21, 12-21

K Vennala/Sharvani Walekar bt Hernandes Andrea/Precious Libaton 23-21, 21-11

Arsh Mohammad/Sankar Sarawat bt Christian Dorega/John Lanuza 21-16, 21-14

Bharav Ram Arigela/K Vennala lost to Jamal Pandi/Mary Untal 8-21, 15-21)

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