Ajay Jayaram of India crashed out of the US Open badminton tournament after suffering a straight - game loss to Japan's Kanta Tsuneyama in the semi - finals of the men's singles category here on Sunday.
The fourth seeded Jayaram was no match for his opponent and went down 10 - 21, 14 - 21 in the last - four clash which lasted just 33 minutes at Los Angeles Badminton Club.
Tsuneyama imposed his domination right at the start of the opening game, taking a 4 - 2 lead.
Jayaram managed to draw level at 6 - 6, but Tsuneyama regained the lead at 8 - 7 and reeled off 10 consecutive points to take a decisive lead in the first game.
Jayaram played better in the second game, clinching a 3 - 1 lead early on.
But Tsuneyama fought back and it was a neck to neck affair till 14 - 14 when the Japanese sealed the issue by notching up seven consecutive points.