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Impressive start by junior shuttlers

other Updated: Jul 15, 2009 22:58 IST

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Indian shuttlers made an impressive start to their campaign in Asian Junior Badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In the girl's singles, PC Thulasi, Rane Saili and N Sikki Reddy advanced to the second round while HS Prannoy cleared the first round hurdle in boys singles.

Thulasi, the current national runner-up, pulled off a 21-16, 21-18 victory over Korean Lee So Hee.

Saili thrashed Filipchuk Ilyana of Kazakhstan 21-4, 21-4 while N. Sikki Reddy defeated Chehera Lashini of Sri lanka 21-7, 21-10.

PV Sindhu lost to Malaysian Ng Florah Siew Fong 20-22, 20-22.

In the men's singles, HS Prannoy beat Fayaz Ismail of Maldives 21-5, 21-8 in the first round.

Sai Praneet, seeded fourth, Sumeeth Reddy and Naqvi Eshan have got a bye in the first round. Praneet will meet Chinese Li Yisheng while Sumeeth takes on Huynh Vinh in the second round.