Jwala keeps India in the hunt
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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 today.

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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