Indians make a sound start at Macau Open

Updated: 18 August 2009 16:03 IST

Four Indian shuttlers, including P Kashyap and Chetan Anand advanced to the second round of the of the Macau Open after notching up contrasting wins.

Indians make a sound start at Macau Open
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New Delhi:

Four Indian shuttlers, including P Kashyap and Chetan Anand advanced to the second round of the of the Macau Open after notching up contrasting wins even as two others were shown the door on Tuesday.

Kashyap, seeded 14th, beat Malaysian Chun Seang Tan 21-16, 22-20 in 30 minutes, while seventh seed Chetan defeated Kay Bin Yeoh 21-16, 21-16 in a 26-minute clash in the first round.

RMV Gurusaidatt struggled his way to the second round after beating Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong 22-20, 14-21, 21-17 in a 49-minute gruelling battle while 10th seed Arvind Bhat survived a scare from Malaysian Daren Liew before edging him past 17-21, 21-11, 21-9 in 45 minutes.

However, it was end of road for Ajay Jayaram and Olympian Anup Sridhar.

Ajay stumbled went down 13-21, 17-21 against Suppanyu Avihingsanon in just 25 minutes while Anup lost to 11th seed Chinese Long Chen 12-21, 15-21 in 30 minutes to be the first round casualty.

Topics : Badminton
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