Dutch Open: Ponnapa-Rankireddy pair bows out in semis

The duo lost to England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith 21-14, 21-18.

Ashwini Ponnappa (in picture) and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were ousted in 37 minutes.   -  G. P. Sampath Kumar (File Photo)

The Indian mixed-doubles team of Ashwini Ponnapa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy on Saturday bowed out of the Dutch Open with a loss to England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in the semifinals.

The Indian pair lost 21-14, 21-18 to its eighth seeded English opponent. The match lasted 37 minutes.

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