Pardeshi, Vrushali win in Vietnam Open

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.

Pardeshi Shreyanshi has reached the pre-quarterfinals of Vietnam Open.   -  Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

Young Indian shuttlers Pardeshi Shreyanshi and Vrushali Gummadi reached the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s singles competition of the Vietnam Open Grand Prix here today.

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 N.V.S. 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.