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Saina and Aditi reach quarters; men’s challenge over

Saina and Aditi reached the women's quarterfinals but it was over for India in men's singles after P Kashyap lost in pre-quarterfinals of Asian Badminton Championship.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi |
April 16, 2010 9:15:21 am

Saina Nehwal and Aditi Mutatkar reached the women’s quarterfinals but it was all over for India in the men’s singles after lone survivor P Kashyap lost after a gallant fight in the pre-quarterfinals of Asian Badminton Championship.

Top seeds Jwala Gutta and V Diju reached the mixed doubles quarterfinals after winning their second round match against Sheng Mu Lee and Yu Chin Chien of Chinese Taipei 24-22 21-15. The world number 12 pair will next face Chinese duo of Zihan Qiu and Qing Tian on Friday.

Top seed Saina relied on long rallies to outclass Julia Pei Xian Wong of Malaysia 21-14 21-16 and set up a clash with arch-rival seventh seed Mew Choo Wong of Malaysia in the quarterfinals on Friday.

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