Lakshya Sen stunned senior compatriot Parupalli Kashyap to enter the second round, while HS Prannoy and Sourabh Verma also advanced in the men’s singles competition of the US Open here.
In another first round match, Prannoy came back from a game down to register a 21-23, 24-22, 21-18 win over Yu Igarashi of Japan. He will meet Heo Kwang Hee of Korea in the second round. Jayaram went down fighting to Wang Tzu Wei of Taipei 16-21, 21-18, 16-21 in an hour and five minutes.
India’s campaign came to an end in the women’s singles competition after Sri Krishna Priya and Aruna were handed defeats by Kim Ga Eun of Korea 11-21, 8-21 and Taipei’s Lin Hsiang Ti 17-21, 14-21, respectively. In mixed doubles, India’s Kona Tarun, partnering Canada’s BR Sankeerth, failed to cross the first round hurdle, losing to the Korean duo of Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong 11-21, 11-21.