China Masters: Kashyap, Harsheel reach prequarters

Back to playing competitive badminton after recovering from a shoulder injury, which he suffered during the Premier Badminton League in January, Kashyap took 46 minutes to dispose off Thailand’s Suppanyu Avihingsanon.

P. Kashyap will face third seeded Chinese Qiao Bin in the pre-quarterfinals.   -  PTI

Commonwealth Games champion P. Kashyap and Harsheel Dani advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of men’s singles competition at the China Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Wednesday.

Back to playing competitive badminton after recovering from a shoulder injury, which he suffered during the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in January, Kashyap took 46 minutes to dispose off Thailand’s Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-16, 21-17 at the Olympic Sports Center.

The former World No. 6, Kashyap, will face third seeded Chinese Qiao Bin tomorrow.

Young Harsheel from Mumbai also gave a good account of himself as he edged out China’s Yan Runze 21-16, 22-20 to set up a match against another Chinese Sun Feixiang.

However, it was curtains for Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli in women’s singles.

Sai went down fighting 4-21, 21-13, 12—21 to Li Wenmei of China, while Sri Krishna lost 18-21, 11-21 to China’s Li Yun in another match.