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New Delhi, February 29, 2020
India No. 1 Tasnim Mir and rising star Treesa Jolly notched up convincing victories to enter the third round of women's singles at the Dutch Junior International badminton tournament in Haarlem, Netherlands, on Friday.
After winning the first set easily, Gujarat girl Tasnim, who won gold medals at Asian Junior Badminton Championships and Dubai International last year, faced some resistance from Lui Lok Lok of Hong Kong China. However, 11th seeded Tasnim held her nerves to complete 21-14, 21-17 victory.
Meanwhile, Treesa from Kerala, who is seeded seventh, looked comfortable during her 21-12, 21-13 win over home girl Fenna Laros. Both the shuttlers came into this tournament with first-round byes.
Later, in the mixed double category, the Indian pair of Edwin joy and Shruti Mishra also registered a victory in the hard-fought three-setter second- round match. The duo recovered well in time, after losing the second game, to complete a 21-13, 19-21, 21-11 win against the French pair of Theo Vaur and Anouk Nambot in a match that lasted 36 minutes.