Prajakta Sawant into finals of Malaysia International Challenge 2017

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Swetha Image Courtesy: Yogendran Krishnan/FB 18 Nov, 2017

Prajakta Sawant paired with Yogendran Krishnan of Malaysia entered the finals at Malaysia International Challenge after defeating Yantoni Edy Saputra and Marsheilla Gischa Islami of Indonesia with 16-21, 21-16, 23-21 in the 47-minute match in the mixed doubles.


World no. 42 pair, after suffering the close loss in the first game, saved the most of 9 consecutive points in the second game to make the opponents trail by 6 points with 12-5 and continued the dominance to take the game with 21-16. The decider begun with the upper hand of the opponents who maintained it till 13-12 and followed by the exchange of leads between the opponents before the duo Prajakta-Yogendran scored two straight points to march into finals of the tournament. In the previous round, the pair defeated Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Putri Sari Dewi Citra with 21-15,12-21, 21-19.


Goan shuttler, Anura Prabhudesai ousted from the tournament in the pre-quarters match of the tournament after thrashed by the local shuttler Yin Fun Lim with 21-7, 21-17 in 31 minutes, while, Anura with Mukherjee Riya in women’s doubles lost in the same round against the eighth seeded Tsun Yu Lin and Ying Chun Lin with 21-17, 21-7.

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