Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 28 (ANI): Young Indian paddler Preyesh Raj Suresh, went down fighting 1-3 against Russia's Ilia Koniukhov in the U-15 boys' single quarter-finals at the 2021 WTT Youth Star Contender Tunis.
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 to 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 ongoing event, which is scheduled from May 26-30, is the first youth international tournament where Indian paddlers are participating since the coronavirus outbreak. (ANI)