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Kashyap, Harsheel reach prequarters at China Masters

Press Trust of India  |  Changzhou 

Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap and Harsheel Dani advanced to the prequarterfinals of men's singles competition at the USD 150,000 Masters Grand Prix Gold, here today.

Back to playing competitive badminton after recovering from a shoulder injury which he suffered during the Badminton League (PBL) in January, Kashyap took 46 minutes to dispose off Thailand's Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-16 21-17 at the center.

The former World No. 6, Kashyap will face third seeded Chinese Qiao Bin tomorrow.

Young Harsheel from also gave a good account of himself as he edged out China's Yan Runze 21-16 22-20 to set up a match against another Chinese Sun Feixiang.

However it was curtains for Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli in women's singles.

Sai went down fighting 4-21 21-13 12-21 to Li Wenmei of China, while Sri Krishna lost 18-21 11-21 to China's Li Yun in another match.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 17:48 IST