Spanish badminton has been left without representatives in both the Peru Challenge and the Polish International. The South American tournament has been taking place in Lima since Wednesday with the presence of Pablo Abián, who has been eliminated in the quarterfinals, while the Polish competition has been left without national representatives after the elimination of Ania Setién in the same round.
The Aragonese midfielder achieved two merit victories on Peruvian lands, by defeating the Canadian Imran Wadia (21-11 and 21-16) and the American Linden Wang (21-11 and 21-12). However, in the battle to advance to the semifinals he has lost to the Canadian Victor Lai (21-13 and 21-19).
Abián had just reached the quarterfinals at the Belgian International and the previous weeks he won silver and bronze in Nigeria and Guatemala, respectively.
On the other hand, Ania Setién, who started as second favorite in the Polish International, could not continue the good feelings of the opening day, in which she defeated the Swedish Cecilia Wang and the Polish Joanna Rudna, losing to the Israeli Heli Neiman (14-21, 21-17 and 15-21).
The Spanish participation in the Polish International It was completed by Alberto Perals, who failed to make it through the qualifying phase, and Álvaro Leal, who was eliminated after a tough first round match.
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