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Samiya enters finals of U-15 women's singles

254   //    07 Oct 2017, 19:07 IST

Yangon (Myanmar), Oct 7 (PTI) Indian shuttler Samiya Imad Farooqui reached the finals of the under-15 women's singles with a straight game win over compatriot Aashi Rawat at the Asian Junior Championship here today.

The third seeded Indian, who had reached the finals at Pembangunan Jaya Raya International Junior Grand Prix U-19 in April, defeated Aashi 21-9 21-18 in just 23 minutes to set up a summit clash with Indonesia's Widjaja Stephani tomorrow.

P V Sindhu had won the gold in U-19 Asia Junior championship in 2012 at Gimcheon, South Korea.

Among other Indians, Ayush Raj Gupta and Shubham Patel suffered a 19-21 17-21 loss to Malaysian combo of Muhammad Fazriq Mohammad Razif and Zhen Yi Ong in U-15 men's doubles, while Keyura Mopati and Kavipriya Selvam went down 13-21 19-21 to the Indonesian combo of Kelly Larissa and Shelandry Vyola in U-17 men's doubles