PBL: Jorgensen hands early advantage to Delhi

Bengaluru, Jan 8 (IANS) Jan O. Jorgensen put defending champions Delhi Acers back on the winning path by defeating Tommy Sugiarto of Chennai Smashers in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) match at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium here on Sunday evening.

Delhi, who are currently lying at the bottom of the table and are virtually out of contention for the knock-out stage, finally got their first win.

Jorgensen rallied from a game down to beat Sugiarto 10-12, 11-4, 11-6 to hand the defending champions an early 1-0 advantage in the tie.

Jorgensen started the match on an attacking note and raced to a 9-5 lead. On the cusp of a loss, Sugiarto however launched a strong fight back to take the game 12-10.

Jorgensen staged a good comeback to win the second game 4-11. With the match tied at 1-1, Jorgensen was at his brutal best to take the third game 11-6 to win the match and give the Acers a much needed win.