Orleans: Sameer Verma emerged as the lone Indian survivor at the Orleans Open World Super 100 tournament after reaching the semi-finals with a hard-fought win over local hope Lucas Corvee in men's singles competition.
Top seeded Sameer, who clinched the Swiss Open last month, saw off eighth seeded Corvee 17-21 21-19 21-15 in a battle that lasted an hour and eight minutes at the Palais des sports.
The Indian will face Netherlands' Mark Caljouw, seeded fourth, next.
It turned out to be a disappointing day for fifth seeded Parupalli Kashyap as he lost 18-21 14-21 to third seeded Rasmus Gemke of Denmark.
After battling for 44 minutes, Indian men's doubles pair of Francis Alwin and K Nandagopal also suffered a 21-19 14-21 8-21 loss to third seeded German combo of Mark Lamsfuss and Marvin Emil Seidel.
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Updated Date: Mar 31, 2018 15:27:13 IST