India had a good outing on Day 2 at New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold 2017 as the four seeds from India entered Round 3 of Men’s Singles guaranteeing at least one Quarterfinal spot as 7th seed Sourabh Verma play 15th seed Kashyap. 4th seed HS Prannoy and 16th seed Siril Verma were the other two winners for India today. While Prajakta Sawant lost both her doubles match today, Sahil Sipani lost Singles and Men’s Doubles. Pratul Joshi was the best Indian performer as he stretched the top seed showing future promises. Check today’s results, Round 3 schedule and head-to-head record against opponents. Indian challenge ended in Quarterfinals.
4th seed Prannoy lost to 11th seed Hsien 21-10 20-22 23-21.
7th seed Saurabh Verma lost to unseeded Cheuk 21-19 21-16
Siril Verma and Kashyap lost in Round 3.
Day 2 Results for Indians
MS 2nd Round Won
- 4th seed HS Prannoy def Firman (Indonesia) 23-21 21-18 in 53 minutes
7th seed Sourabh Verma def Wibowo (Indonesia) 21-16 21-16 in 28 minutes
15th seed Kashyap def Oscar Guo (New Zealand) 21-9 21-8 in 25 minnutes
16th seed Siril Verma def Angga (Indonesia) 21-14 21-16 in 39 minutes
MS Pratul Joshi lost to top seed Tzu Wei Wang (Taipei) 21-13 24-22 in 48 minutes
MS Sahil Sipani lost to 11th seed Hsien (Taipei) 21-9 21-8 in 23 minutes
MS Neeraj Vashisht lost to Anthony Joe (New Zealand) 21-16 21-13 in 27 minutes
XD Prajakta Sawant / Yogendran (Malaysia) lost to Chinese pair 21-13 21-13 in 26 minutes
WD Prajakta Sawant / Sanyogita Ghorpade lost to 4th seed Ayako/Yukiko (Japan) 21-15 21-18 in 37 minutes
MD Sahil Sipani / Jagadish Yadav lost to Malaysian pair 21-12 21-16 in 22 minutes
Round 3 Schedule for Indians on Day 3
4th seed HS Prannoy vs 10th seed Wei Nan (Hong Kong)
7th seed Sourabh Verma vs 15th seed Kashyap
16th seed Siril Verma vs Chia Hung Lu (Taipei)
HS Prannoy has lost the only match played against Wei Nan. In 2014, he lost 9-21 21-17 18-21 at Malaysian Grand Prix Gold.
Siril Verma has lost both the previous matches to Hung Lu when they met twice in 2015 at Junior events.
Sourabh Verma and Kashyap will play their first international match against each other.