Sourabh Verma enters Singapore Super Series main draw

Vastavam Web: Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma dished out a superb performance in the men’s singles qualifiers to reach the main draw of the USD 350,000 Singapore Super Series, here on Tuesday.The 24-year-old Sourabh, who had clinched the Chinese Taipei Masters last year, defeated Israel’s Misha Zilberman 21-13 23-21, before edging out Thailand’s Pannawit Thongnuam 27-29 21-18 21-18 in a marathon encounter.In men’s doubles, Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok reached the main draw after defeating Malaysian combo of Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub and Jagdish Singh 21-19 21-18. They had got a walkover in the opening round.

In the mixed doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Maneesha K defeated Indonesian combo of Androw Yunanto and Rofahadah Supriadi Putri 21-9 21-12. They then eked out a 21-18 14-21 21-11 win over fellow Indians K Nandagopal and Mahima Aggarwal to enter the main draw.Satwik and Maneesha will square off against Chinese Taipei’s Lu Ching Yao and Chiang Kai Hsin next.