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Off day for Indians in Thailand Open qualifiers, Ponappa-Rankireddy progress

Press Trust of India  |  Bangkok 

Indian shuttlers witnessed a bad day in office in the qualifiers of the Open even as the mixed doubles pair of and Ashwini Ponappa entered the second round of the main draw in the USD 350,000 Super 500 tournament, here today.

Shreyansh Jaiswal, and all crashed out in the second round of men's singles qualification round, losing in straight sets against their respective opponents.

While Jaiwal was shown the door by Guangzu Lu of 7-21 9-21, Chittaboina lost 14-21 12-21-12 against Sitthikom Thammasin of and Kumar was defeated by Indonesia's 21-14 28-26.

The lone Indian in the women's singles qualifier, Sai Uttejitha also crashed out in the opening round, losing 18-21 9-21 against of

However, Ponappa and Rankireddy defeated Indonesian pair of and 19-21 21-14 21-17 in a tough three setter to progress to the second round of the main draw.

But another Indian mixed doubles pair of Venkat and Juhi Dewangan lost in the opening round of qualifiers against Indonesia's 10-21 12-21.

The mixed doubles main draw started after the qualifiers played in the morning.

In the men's doubles qualifiers, and Venkat entered the second round, beating local pair of Chaloempon Charoenkitamorn and Charongrat Nobsamrong 21-19 21-13.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:30 IST
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