Pardeshi Shreyanshi, Vrushali Gummadi win in Vietnam Open Grand Prix

Pardeshi Shreyanshi defeated compatriot Vaidehi Choudhari 24-22 21-17 to set up a clash with third seeded Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine, while Vrushali Gummadi beat Indonesia's Jesica Muljati 21-9 21-15 in another match.

Ho Chi Minh City | Published: September 6, 2017 5:09 pm
Pardeshi Shreyanshi, Vaidehi Choudhari, Dinar Dyah Ayustine, Vrushali Gummadi Pardeshi Shreyanshi reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Vietnam Open. (Source: File)

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.

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