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Young Indian shuttler Ravi continued his impressive run at the Dutch Junior International tournament to enter men’s singles third round here in Haarlem, Netherlands, on Thursday.
The Haryana boy notched up a comfortable 21-7, 21-15 win against Germany’s Kian-yu Oei in the second-round match.
In the women’s singles opening round match, Mansi Singh registered a 21-7, 21-10 win against Johanna Hofler of Australia. The Uttar Pradesh girl will now take on Catlyn Kruus in the second-round match.
Meanwhile, other Indian shuttlers Rohan Gurbani, Pranav Rao Gandham and Sai Vishnu Pullela also begun their campaigns on winning note in men singles category. While Rohan thrashed Russian Egor Borisov 21-15, 21-15, Pranav completed easy 21-12, 21-9 win against German’s Jarne Schlevoigt. However, Sai faced stiff challenged from his opponent Rafael Faria of Brazil before clinching the three-setter match 21-19, 21-23, 21-13 in 44 minutes.
In the women’s doubles, Shruti Mishra and Shailja Shukla suffered a 21-9, 21-12 defeat against Indonesia pair of Lanny Tria Mayasari and Jesita Putri Miantoro.
(Men’s singles Rd 2) Ravi bt Kian-Yu Oei (Germany) 21-7, 21-15
(Men’s singles Rd 1) Rohan Gurbani bt Egor Borisov (Russia) 21-15, 21-15; Pranav Rao Gandham bt Jarne Schlevoigt (Germany) 21-12, 21-9; Sai Vishnu Pullela bt Rafael Faria (Brazil) 21-19, 21-23, 21-13.
(Women’s singles Rd 1) Mansi Singh bt Johanna Hofle (Austria) 21-7, 21-10
(Women’s doubles Rd 1) Shruti Mishra/Shailja Shukla lost to Lanny Tria Mayasari/Jesita Putri Miantoro (Indonesia) 21-9, 21-12