Hyderabad: The national women's badminton squad will be returning home early after losing 0-3 to Thailand in the quarterfinals of the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC) at the G.M.C. Balayogi Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India Friday.
Ratchanok Intanon leads Thailand women's team BATC semi-finals. (photo: GettyImages)Ratchanok Intanon leads Thailand women's team BATC semi-finals. (photo: GettyImages)
Thailand's 2013 World Champion, Ratchanok Intanon clinched the first point by outclassing Ho Yen Mei in 21-6 and 21-9.
Puttita Supajirakul-Sapsiree Taerattanachai, who were shown the exit in the Thailand Masters last week by Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Vivian Hoo at the same stage, took revenge on Woon Khe Wei-Vivian with a 21-18 and 21-17 win for their second point.
Busanan Ongbumrungpan, the 2015 Singapore SEA Games gold medallist, confirmed the semifinal berth for the Thais after whitewashing Lim Yin Fun 21-7 and 21-12.
Thailand will meet Japan in the semifinals tomorrow. Japan had eliminated n Chinese Taipei their quarterfinal tie.