Hyderabad: Top seed Sameer Verma and RMV Gurusaidutt were among the Indian shuttlers who made it to the men’s singles quarterfinals of the Hyderabad Open BWF Tour Super 100 tournament here, Thursday.
Sameer defeated compatriot Kevin Arokia Walter 21-14, 21-9, while Gurusaidutt beat fellow Indian Daniel S Farid 21-14, 21-13. Also making the last eight stage was Pratul Joshi, who stunned fifth seed Sourabh Verma 14-21, 21-13, 21-19 in a thrilling contest.
In women’s singles, Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli, seeded fifth, saw off Thailand’s Nuntakarn Aimsaard 21-15, 21-18 to enter the last eight round. She will face Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min next. Rasika Raje also pulled off a 21-19, 21-16 win over Hong Kong’s Cheung Ying Mei in the pre-quarters.
Top-seeded mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy also progressed to the quarters after notching up a 21-10, 22-20 win over Hong Kong’s Yeung Shing Choi and Fan Ka Yan. The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, top seeds, defeated Indonesia’s Bagas Maulana and Frengky Wijaya Putra 21-13 21-17 to make the quarters. They will next face the Indo-Malaysian combination of Tarun Kona and Lim Khim Wah.