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Jayaram, Rituparna enter prequarterfinals of Vietnam Open

Press Trust of India  |  Ho Chi Minh City 

Indian shuttlers Jayaram and progressed to the prequarterfinals of the USD 75,000 Super 100 tournament here today.

Jayaram, who had finished runners-up at White Nights, defeated Indonesia's Gatjra Piliang Fiqihila Cupu 21-7 21-16 to set up a clash with top seeded Brazilian Ygor Coelho, who staved off a spirited challenge from India's Siril Verma.

Coelho defeated Siril 22-20 17-21 21-17 in another match. Siril had defeated compatriot Shreyansh Jaiswal 21-17 21-16 earlier in the day.

In women's singles, former national champion Rituparna beat Japan's 21-13 21-14.

However, other Indians who bit the dust today include Rasika Raje, Mugdha Agrey, Vaidehi Choudhari and mixed doubles pairs -- Shivam Sharma and Poorvisha S Ram (sixth seeds) and and

Rasika went down to Malaysia's Yen 16-21 13-21, Mugdha lost 13-21 12-21 to China's seventh seed Han Yue and Vaidehi suffered a 14-21 13-21 loss to USA's

Japanese pair of and beat sixth seed Shivam Sharma and Poorvisha S Ram 21-15 21-16, while Chinese pair of and

ended Indian combination of and 21-17 18-21 23-21 in another match.

Mithun Manjunath, who had reached the quarters at Russian Open, had beaten Japan's Ryotaro Maruo 11-21 21-14 21-15 earlier in the day.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 17:20 IST