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Jwala keeps India in the hunt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 22:34

New Delhi: Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta
paired up with V Diju and Ashwini Popanna to enter
quarterfinals of mixed and women`s doubles events respectively
in the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament

Third seed Jwala-Diju beat local pair Hong-Ling Chen and
Pie Chen Hsien 25-23 21-15 to set up a quarterfinal clash with
Korean qualifiers Baek Cheol Shin and Hyun Young Yoo tomorrow.

Jwala notched up a double delight as she partnered
Ashwini to defeat eighth seed Malaysian pair of Nairul Suhada
Abdul Latif and Amelia Alicia Anscelly 21-15 21-15.

The Indian pair will next face fourth seed Chinese pair
of Wei yang and Jiewen Zhang tomorrow.

However, India`s men`s doubles pair of Rupesh Kumar and
Sanave Thomas couldn`t emulate their women counterparts and
went down 17-21 18-21 to Malaysian pair of Teik Chai Gan and
Bin Shen Tan in the second round.

In men`s singles, 13th seed P Kashyap lost his third
round match against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 8-21 12-23,
while Ajay Jayaram went down to eight seed A Kumiawan Tedjono
of Indonesia 17-21,21-13, 21-21.

Chetan Anand, Anup Sridhar and Aditi Mutatkar crashed out
of the tournament yesterday.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 22:34
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