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German Open: Arvind Bhat, Ponnappa-Gutta in pre-quarters

Mulheim an der Ruhr , PTI | Updated : 26 February 2015, 11:47 AM

Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat and the doubles duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta entered the pre-quarterfinals of the USD120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle.

Defending champion Bhat defeated local qualifier Patrick Kaemnitz 21-10, 24-22 in 36 minutes. In the next match, the 35-year-old Indian will meet the winner between Korean Wan Ho Son and Finland’s Eetu Heino.

In the doubles match, Jwala-Ashwini beat the Indonesian pair of Suci Rizky Andini and Maretha Dea Giovani 21-17, 21-16 in 30 minutes.

In the next match, the Indian pair will face the Korean pair of Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan. 

First Published: Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:42 AM
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