By Kristel Satumbaga

The Philippines skidded to its second straight loss in the women’s division of the Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020 on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Airah Mae Nicole Albo of Philippines (Handout photo)

Airah Mae Nicole Albo of Philippines (Handout photo)

Still licking their wounds from a 5-0 demolition at the hands of Thailand on Tuesday, the PH women’s shuttlers absorbed another 5-0 beating, this time at the hands of Indonesia.

Airah Mae Nicole Albo was the closest to give the local bets a victory but fell short to Gregoria Tunjung 19-21, 21-11, 21-9.

From then on, the Nationals never recovered as Alyssa Leonardo and Thea Marie Pomar bowed to Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu 21-18, 21-12 and Bianca Carlos succumbed to Russell Hartawan 21-10, 21-18.

Joella De Vera and Chanelle Lunod lost to Siti Fadia Ramadhanti and Ribka Sugiarto, 21-7, 21-8, before Sarah Joy Barredo absorbed a 21-19, 21-14 defeat at the expense of Putri Kusuma Wardani in 43 minutes.

On Tuesday afternoon, Philippines yielded to Chinese Taipei in men’s division.

PH’s top singles player Ros Pedrosa succumbed to world No. 2 Chou Tien Chen in 29 minutes, 21-12, 21-8, in the opening singles before Ariel Magnaye and Alvin Morada bwoed to Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, 21-9, 21-12, in the first doubles.

Source: Manila Bulletin