Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth advanced to the second round of the men’s singles competition at the ongoing Thailand Masters on Wednesday. He defeated Denmark’s Mads Christophersen in his first-round match by 21-13, 21-14. The Indian mixed doubles duo of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also advanced to the next round after eliminating Thailand’s Ratchapol Makkasasithorn and Chasinee Korea in straight two sets by 21-17, 21-5. India’s Ashmita Chaliha also defeated her compatriot Anupama Upadhyaya in her first-round match by 21-16, 21-19 to advance to the next round.
The Indian mixed doubles duo of Rohan Kapoor and Reddy Sikki also defeated Canada’s Josephine Wu and Ty Alexander Lindeman in their first-round match by 21-11, 21-16.
Kiran George also kept the tricolour flying high in the first round, defeating Lee Chia-hao of Taiwan by 21-17, 19-21, 23-21.
Mithun Manjunath however crashed out in the first round, losing to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto.
Earlier, The Indian mixed doubles pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out of the ongoing Thailand Masters in Bangkok after a first-round loss.
In their first-round match, the duo lost to the Indonesian duo of Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto and Lisa Ayu Kusumawati by 11-21, 17-21.
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