Indian shutlers Gayatri Gopichand and Lakhsya Sen registered contrasting wins in the women’s and men’s singles of the World Junior Badminton Championship in Yogykarta on Tuesday.
Gayatri overcame Brazil’s Jaqueline Lima 15-21, 21-18, 21-11, while second seed Lakshya defeated Indonesia’s Gatjra Piliang Fiqihila Cupu 21-15, 21-19.
In women’s singles, Aakarshi Kashyap, seeded 8th, dumped Czech Republic’s Lucie Krpatova 21-13 21-4, while Ashmita Chaliha beat France’s Margot Lambert 21-13, 19-21, 21-13.
Men’s singles player, Rahul Bharadwaj trounced Russia’s Nikita Lemeshko 21-12 21-9, while Kartikey Gulshan Kumar thrashed Sri Lanka’s Ranthushka Sasindu 21-10, 21-17.
In women’s doubles, Malvika Bansod and Deeksha Choudhary beat Macau’s I Kuan Ao and Xue Xin Gong 21-16 21-7, while mixed doubles pair of Arintap Das Gupta and Srishti Jupudi defeated New Zealand’s Edward Lau and Alyssa Tagle 21-13 21-14.
Mixed doubles combo of Srikrishna Sai Kumar Podile and Rutaparna Panda also reached the next round after Georgia’s
Luka Ninoshvili and Maria Khachaturyan gave a walk over.