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Malvika Bansod, Ponnappa-Crasto storm into Yonex-Sunrise Guwahati Masters semifinals

Malvika Bansod, Ponnappa-Crasto storm into Yonex-Sunrise Guwahati Masters semifinals

Malvika Bansod and Ashwini Ponnappa-Tanisha Crasto have advanced to the Yonex-Sunrise Guwahati Masters semifinals following outstanding performances.

Yonex-Sunrise Guwahati Masters Super 100 tournament, witnessed some riveting performances on Friday. Impressive victories from singles player Malvika Bansod and the women’s doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto highlighted yet another eventful day.

Malvika Bansod secures semi-final spot in Yonex-Sunrise Guwahati Masters

Securing coveted spots in the semi-finals, Malvika, the sole Indian woman in the singles draw, showcased her prowess by defeating Malaysia’s Karupathevan Letshanaa convincingly with a scoreline of 21-12, 21-16. In the doubles category, Ashwini and Tanisha displayed resilience, overcoming Indonesia’s Jesita Putri Miantoro and Febi Setianingrum after saving four game points, ultimately clinching victory with a score of 22-20, 21-16.

Malvika’s quarterfinal strategy centered around her robust defense and the ability to engage her opponent in extended rallies. The upcoming semi-final clash promises excitement as Malvika faces Thailand’s Lalinrat Chaiwan, who secured an upset victory by defeating the third seed, Sung Shuo Yun, with a scoreline of 21-10, 16-21, 21-16.

Reflecting on her match, Malvika expressed preparedness for Letshanaa’s attacking style, stating, “My execution was quite well in the opening game, and I managed to engage her in long rallies in the second to secure the win.”

Malvika Bansod, Ashwini Ponnappa-Tanisha Crasto storm into Yonex-Sunrise Guwahati Masters semifinal after stellar performances

Dhruv Kapila, Tanisha Crasto shines in Yonex-Sunrise Guwahati Masters

In the doubles category, Tanisha’s pursuit of a double crown remained on course as she reached the mixed doubles semi-finals alongside Dhruv Kapila, securing a quarterfinal victory against Indonesia’s Amri Syahnawi and Winny Kandow with a score of 21-16, 21-17.

Malvika Bansod, Ashwini Ponnappa-Tanisha Crasto storm into Yonex-Sunrise Guwahati Masters semifinal after stellar performances

Indian representation in the men’s doubles semi-finals was solidified by Hariharan Amsakarunan and R Ruban Kumar, causing an upset by defeating the 6th seeds, Kapila and Vishnuvardhan Goud, with a scoreline of 21-18, 9-21, 21-18 in an all-Indian quarterfinal. They are now poised to face the Chinese Taipei duo of Lin Bing-Wei and Su Ching Heng for a coveted spot in the final.

Regrettably, India’s campaign in men’s singles concluded after Karthikeyan Gulshan Kumar couldn’t sustain momentum, succumbing with a scoreline of 14-21, 21-12, 21-9 in the quarterfinals.

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