India males blanked Tahiti 5-0 on Tuesday evening to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Thomas Cup however the ladies, who’re already by way of to the ultimate eight, misplaced their remaining Uber Cup group fixture by the identical margin towards badminton powerhouse Thailand.
Having already breezed previous Netherlands 5-0 on Sunday, India started with a 23-minute win for B Sai Praneeth, who fully smashed the problem of Tahiti’s Louis Beaubois to win 21-5, 21-6.
Sameer Verma made it 2-0 for India with a 21-12, 21-12 win over Remi Rossi in 41 minutes whereas Kiran George, taking the courtroom instead of Kidambi Srikanth, took solely quarter-hour to ensure India’s entry into the quarter-finals with a 21-4, 21-2 victory over Elias Maublanc.
Krishna Prasad Garaga/Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala and Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy received the 2 useless doubles rubbers for India to pocket all 5 matches of the tie.
India will face defending champions China of their remaining Group C tie on Thursday.
On Wednesday, a sans Saina Nehwal India have been hammered by Thailand, who had reached the finals of the final version of the Uber Cup in 2018. Saina is presently nursing a groin damage which she picked up throughout India’s opening fixture towards Spain on Sunday.
Pornpawee Chochuwong began the proceedings with a 21-15, 21-11 win in 57 minutes over Malvika Bansod to get a 1-0 win earlier than Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai overcame Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy 21-16, 21-12 in 43 minutes within the first doubles contest.
Busanan Ongbamrungphan’s 59-minute 21-16, 18-21, 21-15 victory over the gifted Aditi Bhatt sealed Thailand’s place because the toppers of Group B.
India misplaced each the final two useless rubbers with Treesa Jolly/P Gayatri Gopichand and Tasnim Mir happening in straight video games.
India will play the quarter-final towards a but to be determined opponent on Friday.