International Tournaments




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It was a day of mixed fortunes for the national junior team at the World Junior Championships in Kazan, Russia.⁣

The boys’ singles, boys’ doubles and mixed doubles saw all contingents advancing but it was all over in the girls’ singles.⁣

K Letshanaa, Myisha Mohd Khairul, Arena Satu Samin and Tan Zhing Yi were defeated in the second round by 5th seed Han Qian Xi 14-21 8-21 Yasnita Enggira 14-21 16-21, Putri Kusuma 13-21 13-21 and Trisha Hedge 13-21 12-21.⁣

Ching Kai Feng-Teoh Lexuan, Haikal Nazri-Low Yeen Yuan and Wan Arif-Junaidi-Valeree Siow qualified through comprehensive respective wins against Hugo Fernandes-Mariana Afonso 21-5 21-11, Safin Emran-Tuuli Vasikkaniemi 21-9 21-3 and Maxim Grin-Dana Danilenko 21-13 21-18.⁣

In the boys’ singles, Kok Jing Hong, Shaqeem Eiman and Wyman Goh hardly broke sweat against opponents Pranav Gandham 21-16 21-13, An Yun Seong 21-15 21-6 and Lee Yoo Jun 21-14 21-13.

A trio of boys’ doubles pairs, Ooi Jhy Dar-Yap Roy King, Arif-Haikal and Kai Feng-Lwi Sheng Hao advanced to Round 3 with wins against Yash Raikwar-Iman Sonowal 21-12 21-16, Aliaksandrovich-Larushyn 21-10 21-12 and Safin Emran-Juuso Kuoppala 21-10 21-5.⁣

Go Pei Kee-Teoh Lexuan and Yeen Yuan-Valeree meanwhile kept the flag flying in the girls’ doubles through respective wins over 9th seeds Dounia Pelupessy-Milena Schinder 21-11 21-11 and Madina Gadieva-Kunduzoy Ollaberganova 21-6 21-9 after teammates, Tan Zhing Yi-Gan Jing Err’s earlier loss to Ying Xue-Zhang Chi 13-21 16-21.⁣