Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen made it to the main draw of New Zealand Open after getting the better of compatriot Ajay Jayaram and Malaysia’s Teck Zhi Soo in his qualifying round matches. Up against a senior and more experienced compatriot, Lakshya showed a lot of determination as he handed Jayaram a 21-18 21-13 defeat in his first qualifying match that lasted 31 minutes. Also Read - BWF World Tour Finals 2021 Results: PV Sindhu Ends Campaign With Win, Kidambi Srikanth Exits With Defeat

He then took 32 minutes to thrash Zhi Soo 21-11 21-12 in his second qualifier and storm into the main draw of the men’s singles. In the main draw, the 17-year-old will be up against Wang Tzu Wei of Taipei in his opening round. Another Indian in the fray on Tuesday, Parupalli Kashyap failed to make the main round as he lost his second qualifying match. Also Read - BWF World Tour Finals Live Streaming Badminton in India: Where to Watch PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying, Kidambi Srikanth vs Anders Antonsen BWF World Tour Finals - Preview, Predictions, India Time

Kashyap put up an impressive show in his opening qualifier, beating Peter Yan of Australia 21-8 21-9 in just 26 minutes but could not cross the second hurdle, going down 16-21 18-21 to Sun Feixiang of China in a battle that lasted 42 minutes. The main draw matches will commence on Wednesday. Also Read - Thailand Open 2021: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa Lose Hard-Fought Semifinal as India's Challenge Ends