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Shuttler Lakshya Sen advances to pre-quarters in China Masters

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Asian junior champion Wednesday advanced to the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of Masters tournament after a comfortable straight-game victory over Malaysia's at Lingshui in

The Indian, who is ranked 104 in the world, won 21-12, 21-13 in a 34-minute second round contest. He received a bye in the first round.

Sen, who was never really stretched in the match, will face Young Woong Ha of Korea in the round of 16 match on Thursday.

In the women's singles, India's Sai Uttejitha lost her first round match against China's Siqi Wang 21-17 20-22 7-21 in a hard-fought match that lasted one hour and three minutes.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:46 IST