Asian U-15 Junior Badminton Championships: Tasnim Mir, Tara Shah to Face-off in Final
Surabaya: Indian shuttlers Tasnim Mir and Tara Shah will face each other in the women's singles final of the Asian U-15 Junior Badminton Championships after their respective semifinal victories here on Saturday.
While top-seeded Tasnim thrashed Japan's Sora Ishioka 21-16, 21-11, Tara beat her Japanese opponent Kazune Iwato 21-18, 21-14.
The final will be played on Sunday.
Earlier in the quarter-finals played in the morning, both Tasnim and Tara claimed easy wins against Japan's Maya Taguchi and Mei Sudo respectively.
Tasnim won 21-11, 21-13 while Tara registered a 21-11, 21-17 win.
However, apart from Tasnim and Tara, other Indian shuttlers failed to progress further.
In the men's U-15 singles quarter-finals, top-seeded Tanmoy Boruah and Ankit Mondal suffered defeats. While, Tanmoy went down 12-21, 12-21 against local boy Alwi Farhan, Ankit lost to Malaysia's Low Han Chen 12-21, 13-21.
In the women's doubles, Pranavi Natarajan and Sarumathi Venkatesh lost their U-17 quarter-finals 18-21, 19-21 against Indonesian pair of Meilysa Trisas Puspita Sari and Rachel Allessya Rose.
In U-15, Ganabadha Karthikeyan and Sania Sikkandar went down fighting 19-21, 21-19, 16-21 against Korea's Yeon Ju Oh and Seul Park.
In the men's double U-15 quarter-finals, Tanmoy and Lakshay Sharma lost to Chinese Taipei pair of Lai Po Yu and Tsai Fu Cheng 15-21, 10-21 while Lokesh Reddy and Ankit suffered 17-21, 13-21 defeat against Japan's Yudai Okimoto and Daigo Tanioka.