The Indian badminton team, including its best bet Sourabh Verma, bowed out of the Singapore Open after a dismal outing in Singapore on Thursday.
Verma lost to Vietnam’s Tien Minh Nguyen 21-18, ,15-21, 11-21 in 56 minutes in a men’s singles match.
Rituparna Das was shown the exit door by Yulia Yosephin Susanto of Indonesia 21-15, 13-21, 16-21 in a women’s singles second round match.
The mixed doubles pair of India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa lost 21-1,4 16-21, 21-14 to Honng 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.