July 2010 All News
Langridge runs ends in quarter-finals
Chris Langridge and Alyssa Sim's mixed doubles challenge came to an end at the Yonex Canada Open when they fell in the quarter-finals 21-13 21-10 against Korean top seeds Lee Sheng Mu and Chien Yu Chin.
The Surrey star was also unlucky in the men's doubles where he and Andrew Ellis ran into top seeds and 2005 world champions Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach of the USA and went down 21-17 21-13.
Now it's on to Orange County for the Yonex US Open next week with Andrew Smith and European mixed doubles bronze medallists Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork joining the squad.
The US Open starts with qualifying on Monday and the finals are on Saturday.
CHRIS LANGRIDGE is through to the quarter-finals in two events at the Yonex Canada Open in Richmond, British Columbia.
The Surrey star and Yorkshire’s Andrew Ellis, who are seventh seeds, reached the last eight in the men’s doubles with a battling three-game victory over Korean pair Choi Young Woo and Jang Sung Ho 21-18 17-21 21-17.
But they must now get past top seeds and 2005 world champions Howard Bach and Tony Gunawan if they are to make further progress.
Langridge must also take on the top seeds in the mixed doubles after he and 19-year-old Buckinghamshire prospect Alyssa Lim beat Canada’s Kevin Li and Alex Bruce 21-19 21-19 in the second round. They now face Korea’s Lee Sheng Mu and Chien Yu Chin.
But there was big disappointment in the men’s singles when all three England contenders went out on day two.
Third seed Rajiv Ouseph (Middx) lost to France’s Simon Maunoury 21-16 21-19 and Ben Beckman (Surrey) also went out in the second round after a tough match with another French opponent, Brice Leverdez. The seventh seed went through 21-10 15-21 21-9.
At least sixth seed Carl Baxter (Avon) survived the second round with a 21-14 21-16 win over Canada’s David Snider.
But he was then edged out in the last 16 by Danish 12th seed Christian Lind Thomsen 11-21 21-16 21-15.
The singles players will be looking to make a bigger impact at next week’s US Open in Orange County. Mixed doubles stars Nathan Robertson (Notts) and Jenny Wallwork (Yorks) will join the squad for the Los Angeles event.
Meanwhile in Melbourne, Lancashire's Harry Wright reached the quarter-finals of the men's singles at the Yonex Australian Open with a bye followed by a 21-17 21-17 win over New Zealand's Luke Charlesworth. But the fifth seed then went out, beaten 21-18 21-11 by Hwang Jung Woon of Korea.
Former English National champion Nick Kidd was also in the men's singles, representing Australia. But Kidd lost in the first round against Yoga Pratama of Indonesia 21-17 17-21 21-18.
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