PBL: Carolina Marin inspires Hyderabad Hunters

They won their men’s doubles, men’s singles and women’s singles match. The North East Warriors, supported by a large number of vociferous fans, took the first two matches in the distance but failed to deliver the knockout blow.


Hyderabad Hunters got off to a bright start in the Premier Badminton League as they beat North East Warriors in their campaign opener. The Hunters have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match tie at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here.

They won their men’s doubles, men’s singles and women’s singles match. The North East Warriors, supported by a large number of vociferous fans, took the first two matches in the distance but failed to deliver the knockout blow.

Hunters’ star player Carolina Marin justified her World No. 3 billing by defeating Michelle Li 15-9, 15-11. It was a significant victory as the Hunters had listed it as their Trump match, fetching them two points. After three matches, they had garnered four points while the Warriors were yet to open their account.

Results:

Men’s doubles: Markis Kido/Yoo Yeon Seong bt Kim Gi Jung/ Shin Baek Cheol 15-10, 13-15, 15-13.

Men’s singles: Lee Hyun Il bt AjayJayaram 15-13,11-15, 15-6.

Women’s singles: Carolina Marin bt Michelle Li 15-9,15-11.