Good day for Indian shuttlers

Indian shuttlers had another good day at the US Open with six of them advancing to the singles pre-quarterfinals of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.
Sai Praneeth
Sai Praneeth
In men’s singles, sixth seed B Sai Praneeth, who clinched the Canada Open Grand Prix last week at Calgary, defeated Canada’s BR Sankeerth 21-15 21-7 to set up a clash with Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai, who ended the campaign of India’s RMV Gurusaidutt 21-17 21-12 in another match. 
HS Prannoy brushed aside Ireland’s Joshua Magee 21-9 21-8 in a lop-sided contest and will take on Canada Open finalist Korea’s Lee Hyun Il. 
Ajay Jayaram, who had hurt his shoulder at Calgary last week, also prevailed over Estonia’s Raul Must 21-14 21-9 and will take on Pedro Martins of Portugal next.
In women’s singles, Tanvi Lad ended the run of Guatemala’s Nikte Alejandra Sotomayor 21-6 21-9 to set up a clash with USA’s Beiwen Zhang, seeded fifth. Ruthvika Shivani Gadde, however, had to swallow a bitter pill after a 19-21 21-15 18-21 loss to Ayumi Mine of Japan. 

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