Soniia, Zii Jia bow out of Polish International


P(BRIEF CAPTION): Malaysia Cheah Soniia Su Ya in action against Spain Clara Azurmendi during the Women's single match at Total BWF Uber Cup Finals 2016 at Kunshan, China on 18th May 2016. Star pic by: CHAN BOON KAI/ The Star/ (18th May 2016)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia suffered a double blow at the Polish International Series with the defeats of Lee Zii Jia and Soniia Cheah.

Dutch Junior Open champion Zii Jia found India’s Sourabh Varma a tough nut to crack, going down tamely 21-16, 21-15 in 26 minutes in the men’s singles semi-finals in Beirun on Saturday.

Sonia, fresh from winning last week’s Belgian International, failed to reproduce the same form. She went down 21-17, 28-26 to Rasika Raje of India in 45 minutes in the women’s singles semi-finals.

Rasika will take on team-mate Rituparna Das, thus assuring one title for India.

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS

Men’s singles: Victor Svendsen (Den) bt Patrick Bjerregaard (Den) 21-17, 19-21, 21-8; Sourabh Varma (Ind) bt Lee Zii Jia (Mas) 21-16, 21-15.

Men’s doubles: Christopher Coles-Gregory Mairs (Eng) bt Vighnesh Devlekar-Rohan Kapoor (Ind) 21-16, 21-10; Lu Ching-yao-Yang Po-han (Tpe) bt M.R. Arjun-Ramchandran Shlok (Ind) 21-13, 21-18

Women’s singles: Rituparna Das (Ind) bt Julie Macpherson (Sco) 21-11, 21-9; Rasika Raje (Ind) bt Sonia Cheah (Mas) 21-17, 28-26.

Women’s doubles: Sanjana Santosh-Arathi Sara Sunil (Ind) bt Jenny Moore-Victoria Williams (Eng) 21-16, 22-20; Natalya Voytsekh-Yelyzaveta Zharka 
 (Ukr) bt Tereza Svabikova-Katerina Tomalova (Cze) 21-15, 21-15.

Mixed doubles: Mikkel Mikkelsen-Mai Surrow (Den) bt M.R. Arjun-Arathi Sara Sunil (Ind) 23-21, 20-22, 21-15; Pawel Pietryja-Aneta Wojtkowska (Pol) bt Jakub Bitman-Alzbeta Basova (Cze) 21-15, 21-18.

FINAL RESULTS

Men’s singles: Victor Svendsen (Den) bt Sourabh Varma (Ind) 29-27, 21-13.

Men’s doubles: Lu Ching-yao-Yang Po-han (Tpe) bt Christopher Coles-Gregory Mairs (Eng) 21-16, 21-9.

Women’s singles: Rituparna Das (Ind) bt Rasika Raje (Ind) 11-21, 21-7, 21-17.

Women’s doubles: Sanjana Santosh-Arathi Sara Sunil (Ind) bt Natalya Voytsekh-Yelyzaveta Zharka (Ukr) 19-21, 21-19, 21-14.

Mixed doubles: Mikkel Mikkelsen-Mai Surrow (Den) bt Pawel Pietryja-Aneta Wojtkowska (Pol)  21-19, 21-12.

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