Tata Open: Lakshya Sen enters final

Lakshya Sen registered a come-from-behind, 17-21, 21-9, 21-12 win against Thailand’s Kantawat Leelavechabutr.

Lakshya Sen in action at the 11th Tata Open Badminton.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Young shuttler Lakshya Sen stormed into the finals of the men’s singles of the 11th Tata Open India International Challenge here on Saturday after registering a come-from-behind win against Thailand’s Kantawat Leelavechabutr.

After losing the first set, 17-year-old Sen bounced back in style and won the next two sets to book his place in the final.

Sen, who has been impressive throughout the tournament, won the semi-final clash -- 17-21, 21-9, 21-12.

Sen has made it to the finals of the tournament for the second consecutive time.

Meanwhile, in the women’s singles category, Ashmita Chaliha defeated Thailand’s Chananchida Jucharoen in straight sets -- 21-19, 21-19 -- and made her way into the finals.

Ashmita will face Vrushali Gummadi in the summit clash as the latter defeated compatriot and third-seeded Mugdha Agrey in straight sets 21-11, 21-12 in the other semi-final.

Results

Men's singles semifinal: Lakshya Sen (2) (India) defeated Kantawat Leelavechabutr (Thailand) 17-21, 21-9, 21-12

Women's singles semifinal: Ashmita Chaliha (India) defeated Chananchida Jucharoen (4) (Thailand) 21-19, 21-19; Vrushali Gummadi (8) (India) defeated Mugdha Agrey (3) (India) 21-11 21-12

Women's doubles semifinal: Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha S Rama (1) (India) defeated Rutaparna Panda and Arathi Sara Sunil (India) 21-18, 9-21, 25-23; NG Wing Yung and Yeung Nga Ting (2) defeated Aparna Balan and Sruthi K. P. (India) 16-21, 21-8, 21-11.