Lakshya Sen enters main draw of New Zealand Open

first_imgLakshya Sen enters main draw of New Zealand OpenLakshya Sen defeated compatriot Ajay Jayaram and Malaysia’s Teck Zhi Soo in the qualifying rounds to book his place in the main round of the New Zealand Openadvertisement Next Press Trust of India AucklandApril 30, 2019UPDATED: April 30, 2019 15:45 IST Lakshya Sen will face Wang Tzu Wei of Taipei in his first round (@BAI_Media Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLakshya Sen booked his place in the mian draw of the New Zealand OpenLakshya defeated Ajay Jayaram a 21-18 21-13 in the first qualifying matchLakshya then beat Zhi Soo 21-11 21-12 in his second qualifier matchYoung Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen made it to the main draw of New Zealand Open after getting the better of compatriot Ajay Jayaram and Malaysia’s Teck Zhi Soo in his qualifying round matches.Up against a senior and more experienced compatriot, Lakshya showed a lot of determination as he handed Jayaram a 21-18 21-13 defeat in his first qualifying match that lasted 31 minutes.He then took 32 minutes to thrash Zhi Soo 21-11 21-12 in his second qualifier and storm into the main draw of the men’s singles.In the main draw, the 17-year-old will be up against Wang Tzu Wei of Taipei in his opening round.Another Indian in the fray on Tuesday, Parupalli Kashyap failed to make the main round as he lost his second qualifying match.Kashyap put up an impressive show in his opening qualifier, beating Peter Yan of Australia 21-8 21-9 in just 26 minutes but could not cross the second hurdle, going down 16-21 18-21 to Sun Feixiang of China in a battle that lasted 42 minutes.The main draw matches will commence on Wednesday.Also Read | Saina Nehwal eyes second title of season at New Zealand OpenFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Lakshya SenFollow main drawFollow New Zealand OpenFollow Ajay JayaramFollow Parupalli Kashyaplast_img read more