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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 02:32 PM IST

Thulasi, Varma reach quarters

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Johor Bahru (Malaysia) : Indian shuttlers P.C. Thulasi and Sourabh Varma entered the quarter-finals in their respective categories at the Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Thursday.While Thulasi overcame compatriot Tanvi Lad 21-2, 17-21, 21-18 in a one-hour and eight-minute marathon women’s singles match, eighth seeded Varma ousted Japanese ninth seed Kazumasa Sakai 21-15, 17-21, 21-19 in an equally tough men’s singles match which lasted an hour and 11 minutes at the Stadium Perbandaran Pasir Gudang.

The men, with a draw of 64 players, had to play two matches Thursday and Varma had to drub compatriot Chetan Anand 21-14, 21-17 to progress to the third round earlier in the day.However, Thai Thammasin Sitthikom made short work of 12th seeded B. Sai Praneeth 21-17, 21-14 in 43 minutes after the Indian beat local Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub 16-21, 21-7, 21-4 to proceed to Round 3.

Seventh seeded H.S. Prannoy’s journey also came to an end in the third round as he was thrashed by 10th seed Nan Wei of Hong Kong 9-21, 21-17, 18-21 in 56 minutes. Earlier, Prannoy had defeated Japanese Riichi Takeshita 21-17, 25-23 in the second round.

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Former national champion Anup Sridhar and Aditya Prakash were the ones to earlier lose in the second round. While Japanese ninth seed Kazumasa Sakai beat Sridhar 21-13, 21-11 in 29 minutes, Indonesian 15th seed Simon Santoso needed only 31 minutes to oust Prakash 21-17, 21-10.

R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, seeded six, beat local player Seng Zoe Yeoh 21-17, 21-13 in 32 minutes to advance to the third round which he will play later against Indonesian Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo.   AFP

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Published on: Friday, March 28, 2014, 02:40 AM IST
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