Vietnam Open: Ajay Jayaram, Rituparna Das enter pre-quarterfinals

Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and Rituparna Das progressed to the pre-quarterfinals of the Vietnam Open Tour Super 100 tournament in Ho Chi Minh City today.

Jayaram defeated Indonesia’s Gatjra Piliang Fiqihila Cupu 21-7 21-16. He will clash with top-seeded Brazilian Ygor Coelho, who defeated  India’s Siril Verma 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 Shiori Saito 21-13 21-14.

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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