Chinese Taipei Open: Jayaram loses to Jia, Indian challenge ends
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Chinese Taipei Open: Jayaram loses to Jia, Indian challenge ends

Taipei, Oct 5: Ajay Jayaram lost to Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia 21-16, 21-9 in the quarterfinals of the Chinese Taipei Open here on Friday.

With this defeat, India's challenge ended in the tournament.

This one-sided match lasted for just 28 minutes. This was the first encounter between these two players, in which, Jayaram surrendered meekly to his Malaysian opponent.

Before this match, Sourabh Verma lost to Riichi Takeshita of Japan 19-21, 23-21, 21-16 on Thursday. The match lasted for one hour and 16 minutes. (UNI)