Belgium, September,16: Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma reached the quarterfinals of the Belgian International Challenge beats France’s Lucas Claerbout in the men’s singles competition.
Sourabh defeated the sixth seeded French Claerbout 21-19 16-21 21-15 in the pre-quarterfinal contest.
He will now take on with Scotland’s Kieran Merrilees, who defeated Germany’s Kai Schaefer 21-15 21-16 in another match.
While Rahul squandered an opening game advantage to go down fighting 21-19 15-21 15-21 to Sam Parsons of England in a little over an hour contest, Rituparna lost 20-22 11-21 to Malaysia’s Soniia Su Ya Cheah in women’s singles.
In men’s doubles, it will be an all Indian clash in the quarterfinals as Vighnesh Devlekar and Rohan Kapoor take on Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok.