Mumbai, Dec. 2:
Young shuttler Lakshya Sen stormed into the finals of the men’s singles of the 11th Tata Open India International Challenge here on Saturday after registering a come-from-behind win against Thailand’s Kantawat Leelavechabutr.
After losing the first set, 17-year-old Sen bounced back in style and won the next two sets to book his place in the final.
Sen, who has been impressive throughout the tournament, won the semi-final clash 17-21, 21-9, 21-12.
Sen has made it to the finals of the tournament for the second consecutive time.
Meanwhile, in the women’s singles category, Ashmita Chaliha defeated Thailand’s Chananchida Jucharoen in straight sets — 21-19, 21-19 — and made her way into the finals.
Ashmita will face Vrushali Gummadi in the summit clash as the latter defeated compatriot and third seeded Mugdha Agrey in straight sets 21-11, 21-12 in the other semi-final.
Results: Men Singles Semi Final:Lakshya Sen (2) (India) defeated Kantawat Leelavechabutr (Thailand) 17-21, 21-9, 21-12 .
Women Singles Semi Final: Ashmita Chaliha (India) defeated Chananchida Jucharoen (4) (Thailand) 21-19, 21-19. Vrushali Gummadi (8) (India) defeated Mugdha Agrey (3) (India) 21-11 21-12.
Women Doubles Semi Final: Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha S Rama (1) (India) defeated Rutaparna Panda and Arathi Sara Sunil (India) 21-18, 9-21, 25-23.
NG Wing Yung and Yeung Nga Ting (2) defeated Aparna Balan and Sruthi KP, (India) 16-21, 21-8, 21-11.