The Indian badminton team, including its best bet Sourabh Verma, bowed out of the Singapore Open after a dismal outing on Thursday. Verma lost to Vietnam’s Tien Minh Nguyen 21-18, 15-21, and 11-21 in 56 minutes in a men’s singles match.
Rituparna Das was show the exit door by Yulia Yosephin Susanto of Indonesia 21-15, 13-21, and 16-21 in a women’s singles second round match.
The mixed doubles pair of India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa lost 21-14, 16-21, and 21-14 to Hong Kong’s seventh-seeded Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wah.
Ruthvika Shivani succumbed 8-21 15-21 to Japanese fifth seed Sayaka Takahashi in another women’s singles second round match.
Subhankar Dey, too, lost in straight games to Chinese Taipei’s top seed Tien Chen Chou 13-21, 14-21.
The men’s doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, seeded second, lost to China’s Ou Xuanyi and Xiangyu Ren 17-21, 18-21.