Jwala keeps India in the hunt

Updated: 27 August 2009 15:33 IST

Jwala Gutta paired up with V Diju and Ashwini Popanna to enter quarterfinals of mixed and women's doubles events in the Chinese Taipei GP Gold.

New Delhi:

Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta paired up with V Diju and Ashwini Popanna to enter quarterfinals of mixed and women's doubles events respectively in the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Thursday.

Third seed Jwala-Diju beat local pair Hong-Ling Chen and Pie Chen Hsien 25-23, 21-15 to set up a quarterfinal clash with Korean qualifiers Baek Cheol Shin and Hyun Young Yoo on Friday.

Jwala notched up a double delight as she partnered Ashwini to defeat eighth seed Malaysian pair of Nairul Suhada Abdul Latif and Amelia Alicia Anscelly 21-15, 21-15.

The Indian pair will next face fourth seed Chinese pair of Wei yang and Jiewen Zhang on Friday.

However, India's men's doubles pair of Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas couldn't emulate their women counterparts and went down 17-21, 18-21 to Malaysian pair of Teik Chai Gan and Bin Shen Tan in the second round.

In men's singles, 13th seed P Kashyap lost his third round match against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 8-21, 12-23, while Ajay Jayaram went down to eight seed A Kumiawan Tedjono of Indonesia 17-21, 21-13, 21-21.

Chetan Anand, Anup Sridhar and Aditi Mutatkar crashed out of the tournament on Wednesday.

Topics : Badminton
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