Seoul: Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of the Korea Open Superseries badminton tournament after going down in their respective matches here on Wednesday.
The Guntur-born suffered a narrow 10-21, 24-22, 17-21 defeat against Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong, while Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap lost to Tian Houwei of China 22-20, 10-21, 13-21.
In other matches, Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth advanced to the second round. Jayaram defeated Korea`s Jeon Hyeok Jin 23-21, 21-18 while Praneeth edged past Chinese Taipei`s Hsu Jen-hao 21-13, 12-21, 21-15 in another match that lasted over an hour.
Jayaram will now take on China`s Huang Yuxiang on Thursday and Praneeth will take on Korea`s Son Wan Ho in the second round.
In women`s singles, Tanvi Lad also bowed out of the tournament, losing her first-round tie 18-21, 21-13, 18-21 to Denmark`s Anna Thea Madsen.