Japan dominate day two of Team Championships

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The men and women of Japan earned big wins on day two of the Happening Hyderabad Badminton Asia Team Championships on Tuesday. 

The Japanese men were in action first, easing to a 5-0 win over Nepal. The doubles pairing of Hiroyuki Saki and Ryota Tanohata were particularly impressive, spending just 16 minutes on court for the dominating win.

The women were equally impressive, trouncing Singapore 5-0, with Yui Hashimoto starring in the singles tie.

In other matches, Chinese Taipei women eased past Sri Lanka 4-1, with Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa getting the only point for Sri Lanka in a three-game epic with Chia Hsin Lee.

Unfortunately, the Sri Lankan men suffered a similar fate, going down 4-1 to Malaysia.

Later in the day Chinese Taipei men were in devastating form as they stormed to a 5-0 victory over the Maldives.

The woes of the shuttlers from the Maldives continued as the women’s outfit were also unable to get on the scoreboard in a humbling defeat to Korea.

The Indonesian men’s team were all business as they dispatched Thailand 4-1 while the Malaysian women’s side narrowly overcame Hong Kong China 3-2.