Mumbai: The young Indian paddler Preyesh Raj Suresh, crashed out of the 2021 WTT Youth Star Contender Tunis.
In the quarter finals on Friday, Preyesh lost 1-3 to Russia’s Ilia Koniukhov in the under-15 section.
The Chennai boy and current sub-junior champion showed great resistance against the Russian opponent and made him work hard for each point. However, Preyesh couldn't manage gain the required momentum and ended up with a hard-fought 9-11, 8-11, 12-10, 4-11 defeat.
On Saturday, India's Diya Chitale and Swastika Ghosh will begin their campaign in the U-19 girls singles group stage.
Earlier in the U-19 boys singles, Payas Jain and Deepit Patil exited the tournament in the pre-quarterfinals and group stage respectively.
The on-ongoing event, which is scheduled from May 26-30, is the first youth international tournament where Indian paddler are participating in since the coronavirus outbreak.
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