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