Ruthvika, Lakshya in quarters of Vietnam Open

Ruthvika beat Chinese Taipei’s Wan Yi Tang 21-15, 21-12 while Lakshya got the better of Truong Thanh Long 21-14, 21-12.

India’s Ruthvika Shivani Gadde will meet Indonesia’s Dinar Dyah Ayustine in the quarterfinals on Friday.   -  M Moorthy

Rising shuttlers Ruthvika Shivani Gadde and Lakshya Sen advanced to the women’s and men’s singles quarterfinals respectively with straight-game wins at the Vietnam Open Grand Prix here today.

The 20-year-old, who had won the gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati, defeated Tang 21-15, 21-12 to set up a clash with Indonesian third seed Dinar Dyah Ayustine on Friday.

Lakshya posted a comfortable 21-14, 21-12 victory over Truong Thanh Long in just 32 minutes and will next take on Kodai Naraoka of Japan.

Young Indian shuttlers — Pardeshi Shreyanshi and Vrushali Gummadi — however, bowed out of the competition after suffering losses in the pre-quarterfinals.

While Vrushali went down 8-21, 21-12, 10-21 to sixth seed Chen Su Yu of Chinese Taipei, Pardeshi’s gallant fight ended in a 6-21, 21-16, 21-23 loss to Ayustine.

Yesterday, Pratul Joshi lost to Indonesia’s Panji Ahmad Maulana 14-21, 19-21 in men’s singles, while Yeo Jia Min of Singapore ended Reshma Karthik’s stay with a 8-21, 21-7, 21-9 win in another women’s singles match.

Kartikey Gulshan Kumar also bowed out yesterday after losing to Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand 15-21, 17-21 in another men’s singles event.

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