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SaarLorLux Open: Saili, Arjun-Ramachandran, Arun-Sanyam enter second round


Press Trust of India Saarbrucken (Germany)
India's Saili Rane and two men's doubles pairs entered the pre-quarterfinals with straight game wins at the SaarLorLux Open BWF Tour Super 100 tournament, here Wednesday.
The 25-year-old Saili defeated Ukraine's Natalya Voytsekh 21-19 21-16 to set up a meeting with Russia's Anastasiia Semenova.
Men's doubles pair of Arun George and Sanyam Shukla also progressed to the second round with a 21-18 21-17 win over Netherlands' Jacco Arends and Ruben Jille.
Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok thrashed Netherlands' Vincent Braaksma and Switzerland's Andreas Zbinden 21-9 21-5 to cross the opening hurdle.
Arun and Sanyam, who have won three international series titles so far, will face fourth seeded German pair of Mark Lamsfuss and Marvin Emil Seidel, while Arjun and Ramchandran, who clinched the Hellas Open this month, takes on Chinese duo of Huang Kaixiang and Wang Zekang.
However, it was curtains for Prashi Joshi and Anura Prabhudesai after they fell in the opening round.
While top seed Gao Fangjie of China ended Prashi's campaign with a 21-6 21-12 win Anura lost 12-21 13-21 to eighth seeded Linda Zetchiri of Bulgaria in another match.

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 9:05 PM IST

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