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Dismal start for Indian shuttlers

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The Indian mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy failed to cross the opening hurdle at the $350,000 Malaysia Masters on Tuesday.

Sikki and Pranaav suffered a 21-18, 21-17 loss to seventh seed Hong Kong pair of Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wahto begin the international season on a disappointing note.

The Indo-Malaysian combo of Prajakta Sawant and Yogendran Khrishnan reached the second round after getting a walkover from Australian combo of Sawan Serasinghe and Setyana Mapasa.

In the men’s singles qualifier, P. Kashyap suffered a 21-14, 21-17 loss to Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen, while Subhankar Dey lost 11-21, 21-11, 21-9 to Denmark’s Kim Bruun.

In women’s doubles qualifiers, Aparna Balan and K.P. Sruthi lost to Singapore pair of Ong Ren-Ne and Wong Jia Ying Crystal 21-12, 18-21, 21-15, while Sanyogita Ghorpade and Prajakta Sawant suffered a 22-20, 21-18 defeat to Malaysian pair of Chiew Sien Lim and Zhen Yap.

Other results:

Mixed doubles: Lee Chun Hei Reginald & Chau Hoi Wahto (HK) bt Pranaav Jerry Chopra & N. Sikki Reddy 21-18, 21-17; Prajakta Sawant & Yogendran Khrishnan (Mas) w.o. Sawan Serasinghe & Setyana Mapasa (Aus) .

Qualifiers:

Men: Kantaphon Wangcharoen (Tha) bt P. Kashyap 21-14, 21-17; Kim Bruun (Den) bt Subhankar Dey 11-21, 21-11, 21-9.

Women: Ong Ren-Ne & Wong Jia Ying Crystal (Sgp) bt Aparna Balan & K.P. Sruthi 21-12, 18-21, 21-15; Chiew Sien & Zhen Yap (Mas) bt Sanyogita Ghorpade & Prajakta Sawant 22-20, 21-18.

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