Local badminton ace Priyanna Ramdhani on Monday evening advanced to the quarter-finals of the Pan American Badminton Championships Under-17 Girls Doubles, which are being played at the Pan Am Centre in Markham, Canada.
The national and Caribbean junior and senior champion teamed up with her partner, Sara Michelle Barrios Chiong of Guatemala to defeat Chile’s Constanza Naranjo But and Belen Troncoso Mandiola in a thrilling three-setter.
Ramdhani and Chiong, who have been playing together for three years, came from behind after surrendering the first game at 21-23, before recovering to win the second and third sets 21-17 and 21-10 respectively.
They will have a shot of entering the semi-finals when they compete later today (Wednesday). Meanwhile, in the Under-17 Girls Singles, Ramdhani lost to Peru’s champion, Inés Mendoza Rosell 21-19, 21-8
The Championships are being played from July 24 to 28, 2017.