Dutch Open 2016 | Ajay Jayaram eases into quarterfinals

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Dutch Open 2016 | Ajay Jayaram eases into quarterfinals

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SportsCafe Desk


Defending champion Ajay Jayaram reached the men’s singles quarterfinals of the Dutch Open Grand Prix with a  straight games win over Norway’s Marius Myhre.  However, Parupalli Kashyap lost to Estonia's Raul Must in what turned out to be a mixed day for India.

After thrashing Bulgaria's Philip Shisov 21-7, 21-9 in the second round, top-seeded Jayaram brushed aside 16th seed Myhre 21-6, 21-6 in a one-sided contest on Thursday. He will next face Brazil’s Ygor Coelho De Oliveira.

Jayaram, a three-time Dutch Open winner, began his campaign by defeating Finland's Henri Aarnio 21-16, 21-11 in the opening round.

Meanwhile, 11th seed  Kashyap went down 18-21, 18-21 to Must who had in the second round defeated another Indian Lakhanee Sarang 21-17, 21-17.

In men’s doubles,  top seeds Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy lost to Jacco Arends and Ruben Jille of the Netherlands 19-21, 19-21 and third-seeded Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar went down to Germany’s Bjarne Geiss and Fabian Holzer 17-21, 21-15, 20-22.

In women’s doubles, Meghana Jakkampudi and Poorvisha S Ram lost 21-10, 21-9 to fourth-seeded Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen of Denmark. In mixed doubles,  Sumeeth Reddy and Jakkampudi advanced after putting it past the , however, reached the next round after defeating local pair of Jelle Maas and Imke Van Der Aar 21-16, 21-18.

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