The Adcocoks move to round two to face Indonesia's Karandasuwardi and Susanto. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo
Adcock’s shine in busy day two in Bangkok
Date: 7/12/2018 10:08 AM
Published by : David Grice(BEC)

Mixed doubles top seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock made it a comfortable outing in their straight sets opening round 21-14, 21-14 victory over Indonesia’s Andika Ramadiansyah and Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso in an action packed second day at the Thailand Open.

On a day where the majority of European competitors saw defeat, wins would be celebrated harder than normal. Elsewhere in the mixed doubles, fourth seeded pair Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith produced a strong 21-11, 21-11 win over Indonesian pair Irfan Fadhilah and Pia Zebadiah Bernadet.

Sadly for English pair Gregory Mairs and Jenny Moore, they fell to Japan’s Yuki Kaneko and Mayu Matsumoto in two tight sets 22-20, 21-18.

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It was a perfect day for European victories in the women’s doubles. After suffering a slight hiccup, sixth seeded pair Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva came through the tough test of Indonesia’s Yulfira Barkah and Rosyita Eka Putri Sari 21-5, 18-21, 21-15.

Meanwhile, there were straight set wins for English pairs Chloe Birch and Jenny Moore, as well as Jessica Pugh and Lauren Smith and France’s Emilie Lefel and Anne Tran, who took down Russia’s Ekaterina Bolotova and Alina Davletova 21-16, 21-17.

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There would only one other European win to speak. That early on in the men’s singles, as England’s Rajiv Ouseph came through a close one against Hong Kong’s Hu Yun 21-12, 21-23, 21-19.

There would be a few heart-breaking losses later on in the session. Suffering three-set losses were England’s Toby Penty, Russia’s Vladimir Menkov and France’s Brice Leverdez. Also going out was Frenchman Lucas Corvee to Thailand’s Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-18, 21-17.

In the women’s singles and men’s doubles, there would be little to shout about.

In the women’s singles there were straight set losses for England’s Chloe Birch, Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya, Bulgaria’s Linda Zetchiri, Spain’s Beatriz Corrales and Switzerland’s Sabrina Jaquet.

It was also a short outing in the men’s doubles for English pairs Ben Lane and Sean Vardy, as well as Peter Briggs and Tom Wolfenden, along with French Pair Thom Gicquel and Bastian Kersaudy, who all lost in straight sets.

For a full list of the draws and results, click here.

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