Sat. Apr 13th, 2024
Treesa/Gayatri in tough spot for Paris after early exit from Spain Masters

Indian women’s doubles pair Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand endured an early exit in the Madrid Spain Masters Super 300 tournament on Tuesday placing their qualification probabilities for the 2024 Paris Olympics in jeopardy.

The Indian pair, seeded fifth, missing 18-21, 22-20,18-21 to USA’s Annie Xu and Kerry Xu, ranked 33rd. This loss will maximize the gap concerning Treesa/Gayatri and other Indian pair of Ashwini Ponnappa/Tanisha Crasto who are significantly greater put at the second.

Ashwini/Tanisha are ranked 20th in the Race to Paris qualification and have a a great deal much better than the 27th put pair of Treesa/Gayatri.

Among other Indians, Mithun Manjunath secured two wins in the men’s singles qualifiers to progress to the main attract.

In the opening spherical, Manjunath, a former nationwide winner, prevailed 15-21, 24-22, 21-18 in excess of compatriot S Sankar Muthusamy, who experienced claimed the 2022 earth junior championships silver medal in Spain.

Manjunath then defeated Chinese Taipei’s Liao Jhuo-Fu 21-13, 21-13 to storm into the main draw. The planet no. 64 Indian will face a further Taiwanese in Wang Tzu Wei in the key draw.

Indian doubles pair Krishna Prasad Garaga and Sai Pratheek K outlasted Canada’s Dong Adam (Xingyu) and Nyl Yakura 21-15, 28-30, 21-11 in a thrilling opener.

Sameer Verma also missing 10-21 14-21 to Singapore’s Jia Heng Jason Teh in the qualifier. He had defeated Alvaro Leal 21-9 21-12 in the initial round.

Star shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidmabi Srikanth will be in motion now at Madrid Spain Masters although Kiran George and Sathish Kumar Karunakaran will also begin their marketing campaign.

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By TFW

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