Young Indian shuttlers Pardeshi Shreyanshi and Vrushali Gummadi reached the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s singles competition of the Vietnam Open Grand Prix .
Pardeshi defeated compatriot Vaidehi Choudhari 24-22 21-17 to set up a clash with third seeded Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine, while Vrushali beat Indonesia’s Jesica Muljati 21-9 21-15 in another match. She will take on sixth seed Chen Su Yu of Chinese Taipei.
Men’s doubles pair of Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok, seeded fifth, eked out a thrilling 21-18 19-21 21-17 win over compatriot Arun George and Sanyam Shukla to also reach the second round.
However, it turned out to be a disappointing day for other Indians in fray. While Rahul Yadav Chittaboina suffered a 21-10 13-21 19-
21 loss to top seed Hsu Jen Hao of Chinese Taipei, Daren Liew of Malaysia ended NVS Vijetha’s campaign with a 21-17 21-14
win in another men’s singles match.
In women’s singles, Mugdha Agrey lost 15-21 10-21 to Chen Hsiao Huan of Chinese Taipei. Doubles player Prajakta Sawant also had a bad day in office as she suffered losses in both women’s and mixed doubles today.
Third seeds Prajakta and Malaysia’s Yogendran Khrishnan lost 21-16 19-21 8-21 to Malaysian combo of Chen Tang Jie and Tew Jia Jia.
She also combined with Sanyogita Ghorpade in women’s doubles but only to lose 10-21 14-21 to top seeded Malaysian pair of Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean.