Ajay Jayaram
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Barcelona Spain Masters: Saina bows out, Jayaram in quarters


Barcelona, February 21, 2020

Veteran shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $170,000 Barcelona Spain Masters after she lost in straight games to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the quarterfinals here on Friday.

Saina, racing against time to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, lost 20-22, 19-21 in a women's singles tie.

Meanwhile, Ajay Jayaram recorded a 21-14, 21-15 victory against France's Thomas Rouxel to enter the men's singles quarter-finals.

Saina had on Thursday won in straight games against Ukraine's Maria Ulitina to storm into the women's singles quarterfinals.