Taiwan pair runners-up in Yonex U.S. Open men's doubles

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Taiwan's badminton players Lu Ching-yao (盧敬堯, first left) 
and Yang Po-han (楊博涵, second left)

Taiwan's badminton players Lu Ching-yao (盧敬堯, first left) and Yang Po-han (楊博涵, second left)

Anaheim, California, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan's Lu Ching-yao (盧敬堯) and Yang Po-han (楊博涵) took second place in the men's doubles at the 2017 Yonex U.S. Open Badminton Championship on Sunday, losing to their Japanese opponents.

After coming from behind to take the first game 21-15, top seeds Lu and Yang, who were playing in their third final of the year, found themselves trailing behind second-seeded Japanese pair Takuto Inoue and Yuki Kaneko in the second and ended losing 13-21.

The Taiwanese pair eventually lost a playoff game 13-21.

Earlier in the tournament, the World No. 16 Taiwanese men's pair trounced their British, South Korean, Vietnamese and Indian rivals before losing to the World No. 24 Japanese duo.

The total purse for the tournament, which was played July 19-23 at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena in Anaheim, California was US$120,000.

(By Tsao Yu-fan and Evelyn Kao)
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