Three English pairs suffered third round heartbreak at the Dutch Junior International in a disappointing Saturday of action in Haarlem.

A trio of mixed doubles partnerships progressed into the last 32 but Jack Taylor and Asmita Chaudhari, Alex Green and Estelle Van Leeuwen and Annie Lado and French partner Yanis Gaudin all succumbed to defeats.

Twelfth seeds Taylor and Chaudhari had been in impressive form in their second-round win but were unable to get past Malaysian pairing Junaidi Arif and Cheng Su Hui, as they caused an upset with a 21-9 21-16 victory.

And tenth seeds Green and Van Leeuwen were similarly unfortunate with a place in the last 16 up for grabs, as they lost 21-19 21-15 against Thailand’s Surasit Ariyabaraneekul and Natchananpon Roongpiboonsopit.

Lado had joined forces with French talent Gaudin in the Netherlands and the pair came in ranked sixth seeds, but they were unable to progress on Saturday morning as they lost 22-20 21-12 against Muhammad Haikal and Low Yeen Yuan.

All three mixed doubles pairings had shown considerable signs of promise throughout the week to reach the last 32 but were unable to replicate their performances heading into the weekend.

In the women’s doubles, three English pairs crashed out in the second round on Friday, with Lado and Chaudhari – seventh seeds – and Leona Lee and Pamela Reyes losing in close-fought three-game affairs.

And Van Leeuwen and Holly Williams were also unable to book their place in the last 16, as they went down 21-11 21-18 to sixth seeds Lui Lok Lok and Tsang Hiu Yan.

In the men’s doubles, it was also second round disappointment for Cholan Kayan and Jack Taylor, while in the women’s singles, Van Leeuwen, Reyes, Lisa Curtin and Gauri Shidhaye lost in the last 64.

Harry Goode and Cara Collins went out in the second round of the mixed doubles on Friday morning, while Lee and Danish partner Buster Dam-Tholstrup and Zack Bobrowski and Wales’ Aimie Whiteman also fell at the same hurdle.

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