Indonesia’s Adnan Maulana and Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso created ripples on the opening day of the YONEX Swiss Open 2022, beating senior compatriots and second seeds Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti.
The challengers won a comfortable opening game but were involved in a tense contest in the second, edging their higher-ranked rivals 21-13 28-26.
Another seeded pair, Denmark’s Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra Boje, also had a battle on their hands against Japan’s Kyohei Yamashita/Naru Shinoya but came through in a close finish, 21-14 19-21 21-18.
India Open runners-up Chen Tang Jie/Peck Yen Wei nearly bowed out to India’s Ishaan Bhatnagar/Tanisha Crasto. The Indians won the opening game and were up 13-8 and 18-16 in the second before the Malaysians recovered to win, 18-21 22-20 21-14.
♦ Azerbaijan’s Ade Resky Dwicahyo had a close call in his second round qualifying match. Dwicahyo qualified beating Finland’s Likka Heino 21-19 19-21 21-18. Others to qualify in men’s singles were Mads Christophersen (Denmark), Enogat Roy (France) and Fabian Roth (Germany).
♦ There were two Swiss qualifiers in women’s singles. Nadia Fankhauser beat Algeria’s Tanina Violette Mammeri in three games, while Milena Schnider was a straight games victor over Ukraine’s Maryna Ilyinskaya.