India's campaign in New Zealand Open ends
Auckland: The Indian campaign at the $120,000 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold came to an end as shuttlers Anand Pawar and Rachita Sahdev lost their respective matches at the North Shore Events Centre here on Thursday.
Mumbai's Pawar, seeded 11th, lost 14-21, 7-21 to South Korean third seed Lee Hyun Il in 34 minutes in the third round of men's singles. With the win, Lee extended his lead to 2-0.
Later, Chinese mixed doubles fifth seeds Zheng Si Wei and Chen Qingchen defeated New Zealand-India combine of Abhinav Manota and Rachita Sahdev 21-7, 21-10 in 19 minutes in the second round.