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Swiss Open: Sindhu, Srikanth advance; Lakshya, Prannoy lose | Badminton News – Times of India

Indian shuttlers had a superb day on the Swiss Open BWF Super-300 match in Basel on Wednesday.
PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Ajay Jayaram, Sourabh Verma and the lads’s doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and girls’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy gained their first spherical matches. However, HS Prannoy misplaced 19-21, 21-9, 17-21 to Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands. A short while later, Lakshya Sen misplaced to Victor Svendsen of Denmark 16-21, 21-12.
While Sindu defeated Neslihan Yigit of Turkey 21-16, 21-19, Srikanth recovered after dropping the primary sport to beat his follow associate Sameer Verma 18-21, 21-18, 21-11. Srikanth will face Thomas Rouxel of France within the second spherical on Thursday. Second seed Sindhu will face world No.40 Iris Wang of USA within the second spherical.
Sourabh Verma had a simple 21-19, 21-18 victory towards qualifier Christian Kirchmayr of Switzerland. He will face three-time world junior champion Kunlavut Vitidsarin of Thailand within the pre-quarterfinals.
Ajay Jayaram had it simple towards Sitthikom Thammasin of Thailand. The Mumbai shuttler will sq. up towards third seed Rasmus Gemke of Denmark.
Meanwhile, second seeds Satwik and Chirag suffered a minor scare towards Grimley twins — Matthew and Christopher. The world No.10 Indians overcame a mid-match droop earlier than prevailing over the world No.62 pair from Scotland 21-18, 19-21, 21-16.
The Indians dominated the Scots within the third. They secured an early lead of 6-2 and gave no likelihood to their opponents. In the second spherical they’ll play unseeded Indonesians Pramudya Kusumawardana and Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan.
In the ladies’s doubles Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy survived some anxious moments in direction of the tip of the second sport earlier than defeating Annabella Jaeger and Stine Kuspert of Germany 21-5, 21-19.
Indian outcomes:
Men’s singles (Rd I): 4-Kidambi Srikanth bt Sameer Verma 18-21, 21-18, 21-11; Sourabh Verma bt Chirstian Kirchmayr (Sui) 21-19, 21-18; Mark Caljouw (Ned) bt HS Prannoy 21-19, 9-21, 21-17; Ajay Jayaram bt Sitthikom Thammasin (Tha) 21-12, 21-13; Lakshya Sen misplaced to Victor Svendsen (Den) 16-21, 12-21.
Women’s singles: PV Sindhu bt Neslihan Yigit (Tur) 21-16, 21-19.
Men’s doubles: 2-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty bt Christopher Grimley/Matthew Grimley (Sco) 21-18, 19-21, 21-16.
Women’s doubles: Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy bt Annabella Jaeger/Stine Kuspert (Ger) 21-5, 21-19.

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