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HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap sail into Rd 2

PTI
Published : Aug 2, 2017, 1:01 am IST
Updated : Aug 2, 2017, 1:01 am IST

Prannoy will cross swords with Indonesia’s Firman Abdul Kholik and Kashyap will square off against local shuttler Oscar Guo on Wednesday.

H.S. Prannoy
 H.S. Prannoy

New Delhi: Newly-crowned US Open winner H.S. Prannoy and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the second round but it was curtains for World Championship-bound Ajay Jayaram in the opening round of the New Zealand Grand Prix Gold at Auckland, on Tuesday.

Fourth seed Prannoy defeated Indonesia’s Shesar Hiren Rhustavito 21-14, 21-16, while 15th seed Kashyap brushed aside Indonesia’s Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21-5, 21-10 in the men’s singles competition.

Prannoy will cross swords with Indonesia’s Firman Abdul Kholik and Kashyap will square off against local shuttler Oscar Guo on Wednesday. Young shuttlers Siril Verma, Pratul Joshi, Sourabh Verma, Neeraj Vashist and Sahil Sipani also made positive starts to their campaign in the $120,000 event.

Seventh seed Sourabh beat Australian Nathan Tang 21-17, 21-15, 16th seed Siril defeated Indonesia’s Riyanto Subagja 21-13, 21-12, Pratul dumped local shuttler Daxxon Vong 21-10, 21-13, Neeraj thrashed Indonesia’s Androw Yunanto 21-8, 21-9, and Sahil surpassed New Zealand’s Joshua Feng 21-10, 21-10 in other men’s singles matches. However, Jayaram suffered a shocking 19-21, 13-21 loss to Chia Hung Lu of Chinese Taipei in another men’s singles match.   

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