HS Prannoy and guys’ doubles pair of MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran positioned up great performances however couldn’t forestall Singapore from ekeing out a slender three-2 win over India in a group B healthy of the Asia Mixed Team Championships in Hong Kong on Wednesday. India didn’t have an excellent beginning to the 5-healthy tie as mixed doubles pair of MR Arjun and Rutaparna Panda misplaced sixteen-21, thirteen-21 to Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Tan Wei Han inside the opening in shape.
However, 2018 Asian Championships bronze medallist Prannoy introduced India returned within the contest, securing a 21-eight, 12-21, 21-17 win over Thailand Masters champion Kean Yew Loh within the men’s singles. After Prannoy leveled the tie, Arjun and Shlok put India ahead with a steady 21-16, 21-18 victory over Loh Kean Hean and Chrisnanta. The onus to wrap up the relationship then fall at the younger shoulders of Assamese wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha. The National Championships bronze medallist fought bravely earlier than going down 21-17, 12-21, 16-21 to World No. 32 Yeo Jia Min in a thrilling women’s singles fit. In the final rubber of the tie, Indian women’s doubles pair of Arathi Sara Sunil and Panda put up a gritty display of grit but it turned into now not enough as Putri Sari Dewi Citra, and Lim Ming Hui prevailed 22-24, 21-15, 21-sixteen win in one hour and 9 minutes.
With this loss, India is positioned at the lowest of Group B, trailing Chinese Taipei and Singapore. With most of the top Indian stars, consisting of Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, rested beforehand of next week’s India Open, the contingent had a hard project at this tournament wherein they misplaced inside the area-finals in the preceding edition. India subsequent tackle Chinese Taipei in a have-to-win stumble upon on Thursday. Kashyap progresses in France Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, and Mithun Manjunath entered the guys’ singles pre-quarterfinals of the $ seventy-five,000 Orleans Masters BWF Tour Super a hundred event in Orleans, France on Wednesday. Sixth seed Kashyap defeated Italy’s Rosario Maddaloni 21-15 21-17 to set up a conflict against Japan’s Koki Watanabe, even as Mithun beat fellow Indian Siddharth Pratap Singh 21-18 21-16 in some other suit.
In women’s singles, Mugdha Agrey overcame stiff resistance from compatriot Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli earlier than prevailing 21-16 20-22 21-13 to additionally input the ultimate 16. She will face Sabrina Jaquet of Switzerland, who ended the campaign of India’s Vaidehi Choudhari 21-16 21-19. Mixed doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and Kuhoo Garg defeated Germany’s Jan Colin Volker and Eva Janssens 21-18, 21-19 at the same time as Indo-Malaysian combination of Tarun Kona and Lim Khim Wah beat Algeria’s Mohamed Abderrahime Belarbi and Adel Hamek 21-sixteen 21-15 to make it to the pre-quarters. Vrushali Gummadi additionally bowed out, dropping eleven-21 12-21 to Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova, even as Kuhoo and Saili Rane fought difficult earlier than losing 20-22 14-21 to German’s aggregate of Annabella Jager and Stine Kuspert inside the women’s doubles.