Indian shuttlers exit New Zealand Open

Auckland: The Indian challenge came to an end at the $120,000 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold as all three badminton pairs went down in their respective quarter-finals on Friday.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy went down 14-21, 18-21 to South Korean second seeds Shin Baek Cheol and Chae Yoo Jung.

Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville beat fourth seeds Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa 24-22, 21-8. Men’s doubles second seeds Ko Sung Hyun and Cheol defeated Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy 21-10, 22-20 to enter semis.

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