After a comparatively better Round 1 performance by India yesterday, Qualifiers Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy enter quarterfinals of Dutch Open 2017. They are the only Indians left in the tournament now as despite a tough fight against 5th seed Emil Holst, Subhankar Dey had to pack off.
Maneesha K and Manu Attri lost their Mixed Doubles match as well as their Women’s Doubles (with Arathi Sara Sunil) and Men’s Doubles (Sumeeth Reddy), respectively. Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty too lost the Men’s Doubles match and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde could not break the defence of top seed Beiwen Zhang.
Tomorrow Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will play the Mixed Doubles pair of Scott Evans (Ireland) / Amanda Hogstrom (Sweden).
Today in Round 2 they defeated Danish pair 21-12 21-18.
Results of Other Matches for Indians on Day 2
- 7th seed Manu Attri / Sumeeth Reddy lost 21-13 22-20
Subhankar Dey lost 14-21 22-20 21-100 in 1 hour 8 minutes vs 5th seed Emil Holst (Denmark)
Maneesha K / Arathi Sara Sunil lost 21-16 21-11 vs Top seeds
Maneesha K / Manu Attri lost 21-13 21-14
Satwiksairaj / Chirag Shetty lost 21-17 21-14
Ruthvika Shivani Gadde lost 21-11 21-13