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Home / Other Sports / Shuttlers Rohan Kapoor- Kuhoo Garg, enter second round at NZ Open

Shuttlers Rohan Kapoor- Kuhoo Garg, enter second round at NZ Open

Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg beat Israeli pair of Misha Zilberman and Ksenia Polikarpova to enter the second round of the New Zealand Open.

other-sports Updated: May 01, 2018 15:54 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Auckland
Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg (L) won their match 11-21, 21-7, 21-10 in 42 minutes.
Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg (L) won their match 11-21, 21-7, 21-10 in 42 minutes. (HT Photo)

The young Indian mixed doubles pair of Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg and Shivam Sharma and S Ram Poorvisha entered the second round of the USD 150,000 New Zealand Open Super 100 tournament here on Tuesday.

Rohan and Kuhoo, who had won the 2017 Hellas Open International Challenge and Iceland International challenge this year, defeated Israel’s Misha Zilberman and Ksenia Polikarpova 11-21, 21-7, 21-10 in a 42-minute match.

Shivam Sharma and S Ram Poorvisha, meanwhile, beat the Australian pair of Niccolo Tagle and Fransisca Angelica Rahardja 21-19, 21-11 in another match.

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Rohan and Kuhoo are likely to take on top seeds -- Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai -- while Shivam and Poorvisha face either the Korean combo of Min Hyuk Kang and Ha Na Baek or eighth seeded Malaysian Chan Peng Soon and Liu Ying Goh.

Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, Sourabh Verma, B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma will begin their campaign on Wednesday.