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Kashyap, Dani in Chi Masters pre-quarters

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Changzhou (Chi), April 19: Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Dani advanced to the pre-quarterfils of the Chi Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Wednesday.

Kashyap, who is playing his first tourment after a shoulder injury in more than three months, defeated Thailand's Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-16, 21-17 to progress to the pre-quarterfils.

However, bigger test awaits the 2012 London Olympian as he will meet Chinese third seed Qiao Bin in the next round.

Joining Kashyap in the next round was Dani, who got the better of Chi's Yan Runze 21-16, 22-20 in 36 minutes.

The youngster will face Chinese Sun Feixiang in the next round at the Olympic Sports Centre.

Meanwhile, women shuttlers Sri Krish Priya Kudaravalli and Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka suffered losses.

Krisha lost to Li Yun 18-21, 11-21 in 34 minutes, while Uttejitha was defeated by Li Wenmei 4-21, 21-13, 12-21 in 49 minutes. IANS

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