Badminton: Mugdha, Mithun lose in Orleans Masters

Mugdha Agrey and Mithun Manjunath suffered straight game losses, while India didn't find joy in the women's and mixed doubles events either.

Parupalli Kashyap (in picture) and Ajay Jayaram will play their men's singles pre-quarterfinals later in the day.   -  RAJEEV BHATT

Indian shuttlers Mugdha Agrey and Mithun Manjunath suffered straight game losses to bow out of the Orleans Masters BWF Tour Super 100 tournament here Thursday.

It turned out to be a dismal day for India at the USD 75,000 event as women’s doubles pair of Pooja Dandu and Sanjana Santosh and mixed doubles combination of Dhruv Kapila and Kuhoo Garg also went down in contrasting fashion here in the pre-quarterfinals.

In men’s singles, Mithun lost 9-21 18-21 to Gatjra Piliang Fiqihila Cupu of Indonesia in 37 minutes, Mugdha went down 10-21 19-21 to sixth seed Sabrina Jaquet of Switzerland.

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Fourth seeded women’s doubles pair of Yulfira Barkah and Jauza Fadhila Sugiarto of Indonesia ended Pooja and Sanjana’s run with a 21-14 18-21 21-19 win, while Dhurv and Kuhoo fought hard before losing 21-23 12-21 to fourth seeds Evgenij Dremin and Evgenia Dimova of Russia in mixed doubles.

Parupalli kashyap and Ajay Jayaram will play their respective men’s singles prequarterfinals later in the day.