Subhankar Dey enters second round of Swiss Open badminton

Subhankar Dey will face fifth seed Jonatan Christie in the second round.

Subhankar Dey defeated Lucas Claerbout in the first round. [File photo]   -  Getty Images

India’s Subhankar Dey beat qualifier Lucas Claerbout of France in straight games to advance to the second round of Swiss Open badminton tournament here Wednesday.

Dey beat 21-19, 21-17 in a 48-minute match to set up a second round clash against fifth seed Jonatan Christie of Indonesia.

However, in the women’s singles, India’s Vrushali Gummadi lost 12-21, 23-21, 17-21 to Kristin Kuuba of Estonia in her first round match.

In the men’s doubles, the Indian pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also lost to German duo of David Duagaard and Federik Sogaard.

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