Dutch Open: Jayaram, Kashyap, Sarang enters second round


Almere: India's Ajay Jayaram, Parupalli Kashyap and Lakhanee Sarang entered the second round of the men's singles occasion of the Yonex Dutch Open badminton competition on Wednesday.

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Beat seed Jayaram vanquished Henri Aarnio of Finland 21-16 21-12 in his opening match, while eleventh seed Kashyap crushed Bjorn Seguin of US 21-12 24-22 and Lakhanee beat Scotland's Kieran Merrilees 21-12 21-18 in the first round experiences. Jayaram will next play Bulgaria's Philip Shishov, while Kashyap and Lakhanee will be up against qualifier Rasmus Gemke of Denmark and 6th seed Raul Must of Estonia separately.

 In any case, it was blinds for youthful Siril Verma and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde as they slammed out in the opening round. While Verma lost 20-22 8-21 against Finland's Iikka Heino in the men's singles occasion, Ruthvika contended energetically before going down 21-18 13-21 20-22 against Zii Yii Lee of Malaysia in the ladies' singles rivalry.

Among different Indians in shred, blended copies match of B Sumeeth Reddy and Meghana Jakkampudi beat German pair of Daniel Benz and Theresa Wurm 21-11 21-17 to set up a conflict against Dutch mix of Jelle Maas and Imke Van der Aar in the following round.

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