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Langridge and Olver lead the way again in Holland
Chris Langridge and Heather Olver, double winners at the Czech Open, are each through to two quarter-finals today at the Yonex Dutch Open in Almere.
Langridge and Peter Mills defeated Dutch pair Russell Muns and Robin Tabeling 20-22 21-7 21-11 in the first roundof the men's doubles then knocked out France's Baptiste Careme and Gaetan Mittelheisser 21-16 21-17.
But their reward is a tough quarter-final against Indonesia's Markis Kido and Alvent Yulianto Chandra.
Marcus Ellis and Scotland's Paul van Rietvelde had been hoping to join them in the last eight but fell in the second round, beaten 21-17 21-12 by Poland's Adam Cwalina and Przemyslaw Wacha
Ben Stawski and Gary Fox and Matthew Nottingham and Chris Coles both went out in the opening round.
Fox and Stawski lost a close match with Denmark's Mikkel Elbjorn and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 21-19 21-18 while Coles and Nottingham lost an even closer contest, going down 15-21 24-22 22-20 to Sweden's Joel Johansson-Berg and Nico Ruponen after holding two match points in the second game.
In the mixed doubles Langridge and Olver are through to the last eight along with Czech runners-up Marcus Ellis and Gabby White.
Langridge and Olver knocked out fourth seeds Ronan Labar and Laura Choinet of France 21-13 21-8 to get their challenge off to a solid start then toppled Rasmussen and Lena Grebek 21-10 21-9 to set up a quarter-final with Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl, the fifth seeds.
In the bottom half of the draw sixth seeds Ellis and White knocked out Belgian pair Mattijs Dierickx and Debbie Janssens 21-12 21-10 then avenged Nottingham and Alex Langley's 21-11 22-10 defeat by Nico Ruponen and Amanda Hogstrom by knocking out the Swedish pair 21-13 21-15. They now face dutch qualifiers Tabeling and Myke Halkema.
Coles and Jessica Fletcher fell in the first round 21-14 21-7 to Swiss top seeds Anthony Dumartheray and Sabrina Jacquet, who then came from behind to knock out Stawski and Lauren Smith 14-21 21-15 21-18.
Fletcher made up for her mixed disappointment by joining Olver in the women's doubles quarter-finals.
Fletcher and Alyssa Lim began with a bye then knocked out Linda Efler and Ramona Hacks 21-14 21-17 after the German pair had beaten Sophie Brown and Helena Lewczynska 21-12 16-21 22-20 in the first round. Fletcher and Lim will now face Poland's Kamila Augstyn and Agnieszka Wojtkowska.
Meanwhile, Czech champions Olver and Kate Robertshaw scored an impressive win over Denmark's Line Damkjaer Kruse and Lena Grebak 21-13 21-16 to book their quarter-final with Indonesia's Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth and Rizki Amelia Pradipta.
The second seeds had reached the last eight with a 21-17 21-14 win over White and Smith.
England's singles hopes made early exits. In the men's event Michael Spencer-Smith went out in the first round, beaten by Polish top seed Wacha 21-9 21-8 while Josh Green won his opener 21-12 21-7 against Dutchman Bart Gerrits only to run into 13th seed Emil Holst of Denmark. Green took the first game 21-18 but the Dane hit back to win the enxt two game 21-16 21-15.
In the women's singles Panuga Riou and Sarah Walker reached the second round before Walker fell to third seed Kristina Gavnholt 21-11 21-15 and Riou bowed out 21-17 21-18 to Swiss player Sabrina Jaquet.
Elizabeth Cann fell to second seed Linda Zechiri of Bulgaria in the first round 21-12 21-13 while Sarah Milne lost to Gavnholt, Robertshaw lost to experienced Dutch star Judith Meulendiks and Emily Westwood fell in three games against Sandra-Maria Jensen of Denmark. Nicola Cerfontyne was forced to retire against top seed Yao Jie.
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