Jayaram marches into Dutch quarters

Defending champion Ajay Jayaram advanced to the quarterfinals of the Dutch Open Grand Prix on Thursday after beating Kasper Lehikoinen in straight games.

The third seed, who recently finished runner-up at the Korea Super Series, completed a straightforward 21-14 21-13 victory to set up a last eight encounter with Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, who saw off Ville Lang 22-20 21-12.

Fellow Indian and Commonwealth bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt also advanced, beating Dmytro Zavadsky 21-12 21-11.

He moves on to face 12th seed Raul Must, who defeated Rasmus Fladberg 21-19 21-11.

Fifteenth seed Emil Holst topped Dieter Domke 21-17 21-11 to set up a last eight clash with Teck Zhi Soo, who was a 21-10 21-14 winner over Mattias Borg.

The remaining quarter-final will see 16th seed Joachim Persson take Goh Soon Huat.

Persson beat Pedro Martins 21-17 21-14, while Huat bested Kestutis Navickas 21-13 21-17.

In the women's draw, third seed Karin Schnaase defeated Soraya De Visch Eijbergen 21-13 21-13 to set up a quarter-final match with eighth seed Linda Zetchiri, who beat Adrianti Firdasari 21-17 21-10.

Fourth seed Iris Wang and fifth seed Kirsty Gilmour will meet in the last eight after Wang beat Nanna Vainio 21-18 21-14 and Gilmour saw off Lianne Tan 21-18 21-17.

Sixth seed Hsu Ya Ching will meed Nitchaon Jindapol after coming from a game down to beat Maria Ulitina 14-21 21-18 21-16.

Jindapol advanced with a narrow 21-19 21-19 victory over Anna Thea Madsen.

The remaining quarter-final sees Chloe Magee face Line Kjaersfeldt.

Magee edged PC Thulasi 21-19 21-23 21-19, while Kjaersfeldt eliminated seventh seed Rong Schafer 23-21 21-14.