Ajay Jayaram failed to enter the main draw as Indian shuttlers struggled in the qualification stages of the USD 600,000 Korea Open World Tour Super 500 tournament here Tuesday. Also Read - Spain Masters: Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma Enter Quarterfinals, Kidambi Srikanth Loses to Ajay Jayaram
Jayaram lost to China’s Zhao Junpeng 26-24 21-18 in the men’s singles qualifiers. Also Read - Syed Modi International Badminton Championships: Srikanth, Sourabh in Quarters; Curtains For Lakshya, Sai Praneeth And Jayaram
Young Vaidehi Choudhari went down without a fight to Kim Ga Eun of Korea 21-8 21-8, while Mugdha Agrey was knocked out by former world number one Chinese LI Xuerui 21-8 21-8, in the women’s singles. Also Read - Parupalli Kashyap advances to Korea Open quarterfinal
Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma will look to put their best foot forward Wednesday when they lead the Indian challenge in the main draw.