Tata Open India International Badminton Challenge: India’s Lakshya Sen stunned by Thai shuttler Sitthikom Thammasin in final
Mumbai: Prime Indian junior and sixth seed Lakshya Sen was overwhelmed in three video games by Thailand’s unseeded Sitthikom Thammasin who, thus, lifted the lads’s singles title within the USD 20,000 Tata Open India Worldwide Badminton Problem right here in the present day.
Thammasin, who had knocked out former nationwide champion and high seed Sourabh Verma within the opening spherical, went on to scalp Sen 15-21 21-14 21-19 in a well-contested males’s singles remaining that lasted 80 minutes on the Cricket Membership of India.
Earlier, in a largely one-sided all-India ladies’s remaining eighth seed Ruthvika Shivani Gudde outsmarted unseeded compatriot Riya Mukherjee 21-12 23-21 in 40 minutes.
The lads’s remaining produced some preventing show from each the shuttlers with Sen, a dropping quarter finalist within the final world junior championships, dominating the opening sport earlier than faltering within the final two after frittering away possibilities.
Almora-born Sen, a protegee of Prakash Padukone Academy in Bengaluru, got here out second-best to the Thai opponent within the final two video games in smash energy and web duels.
The world no. three junior, who gained the India Worldwide Sequence 2017 in Hyderabad final week, took management of the opening sport from 13-12 with a string of smash winners and drops even because the Thai discovered his smashes bulging the web.
However within the second sport, Sen let go of a 12-10 lead by permitting the Thai to reel in eight factors on the trot which put Thammasin 18-12 in entrance. Though the Indian stopped the spree, the leeway was sufficient for the Thai to pocket the sport and power the decider.
Within the final sport, the 2 opponents went neck to neck until 18-all when Sen, who faltered in a good web dribble to fall behind, was overwhelmed by a strong smash by the Thai who went to match-point.
The Indian retrieved the serve to slender it all the way down to 19-20 however then was drawn near the web by the Thai who completed off the match with one more smash to mid-court.
In distinction, Ruthvika and Riya performed a remaining that by no means rose above the bizarre barring some pleasure within the second sport when the previous saved 4 game-points earlier than wrapping it up for the title.
Within the first sport, neither participant may take a lead of a couple of level until it was 10-all when Ruthvika hit a purple patch and reeled off seven factors in a row. That surge helped her wrap up the sport in simply 15 minutes with a drop that was netted by Riya.
Ruthvika, whose international rating has dipped from 48 in the beginning of final 12 months to 119 because of a six-month injury-forced lay-off, led 10-7 within the second when Riya bounced again.
With the Hyderabad-based Ruthvika lapsing into errors, Riya jumped to a 17-14 lead. The latter went as much as sport level at 20-17 earlier than Ruthvika saved the three sport factors to attract degree.
Riya had one other sport level at 21-20 however could not wrap up the sport. Ruthvika gained the following two factors to carry her first match level which she made depend with a smash winner from near the web.
Outcomes (all finals):
Ladies’s singles: Ruthvika Shivani Gadde (India) bt Riya Mukherjee (India) 21-12, 23-21.
Ladies’s doubles: Ng Tsz Yau/Yeung Nga Ting (Hong Kong) bt Ng Wing Yung/Yuen Sin Ying (Hong Kong) 23-25, 21-14, 21-19.
Males’s singles: Sitthikom Thammasin (Thailand) bt Lakshya Sen (India) 15-21, 21-14, 21-19.
Males’s doubles: Maneepong Jongjit/Nanthakarn Yordphaisong (Thailand) bt Aaron Chia/Wooi Yik Soh (Malaysia) 21-6, 21-9.
Blended doubles: Hee Chun Mak/Yeung Nga Ting (Hong Kong) bt Chang Tak Ching/Ng Wing Yung (Hong Kong) 21-11, 17-21, 21-18.