Ace shuttlers Chetan Anand and Arvind Bhat reached the pre-quarterfinals of men’s singles event in the Macau Open Grand Prix in China on Wednesday, after notching up contrasting wins even though it was curtains for four other Indians.
Seventh seed Chetan easily overcame Chinese Taipei’s Jen Hao Hsu’s challenge 21-10 21-14 within half an hour, while 10th seed Arvind scrapped past compatriot RMV Gurusaidatt 21-16 18-21 21-15 in a 53-minute battle in the second round.
However, P Kashyap, Sayali Gokhale, Aditi Mutatkar fell by the wayside after losing their respective matches.
Kashyap, seeded 14th squandered a game lead to go down 17-21 21-17 21-11 against Chinese Huan Gao in a men’s singles second round clash that lasted an hour and 10 minutes.
In the women’s singles, Sayali became a first round casualty, losing 17-21 19-21 to Kristina Ludikova of Czech Republic, while Aditi surrendered before second seed Chinese Wang Lin 21-11 21-14.
Among others in the fray, Indian men’s doubles pair of Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas lost 15-21 18-21 against American combination of Howard Bach and Tony Gunawan.