New Delhi: India`s P Kashyap struggled past
local lad Chi Yuan Lu to emerge as the lone survivor after
compatriots RMV Gurusaidutt and Aditi Mutatkar became first
round casualties at the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold
badminton tournament on Wednesday.
World number 25, Kashyap defeated Lu 21-16, 14-21, 21-14
in a 43-minute hard-fought battle in the men`s singles
Kashyap will next take on second seed Sony Dwi Kuncoro of
Indonesia in the second round tomorrow.
Gurusaidutt, however, was not so lucky as his gallant
fight ended in a 20-22, 19-21 defeat against Yun Lung Chan of
Hong Kong after a 33-minute contest.
In the women`s singles, India`s lone contender Mutatkar
had a tough opposition in Seung Hee Bae of Korea, who tamed
the Pune-girl 17-21, 19-21 in a match that last 42 minutes.