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Taipei Open 2023: HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap advance to pre-quarterfinals

Published at :June 22, 2023 at 12:35 AM
Modified at :June 22, 2023 at 10:06 PM
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Mithun Manjunath and Akarshi Kashyap also faced defeats.

Indian top ranked men's singles player HS Prannoy and Commonwealth Games 2014 gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap won their respective opening round encounters on day 2 of Taipei Open 2023 (BWF 300). In the mixed doubles section, newly formed pair of Rohan Kapoor and Sikki Reddy progressed through after defeating compatriots Bokka Navaneeth and Priya Konjengbam in straight games.

A total of seven Indian players in the singles category (including men's and women's) lost in the opening round. WR 76 and 2022 Junior Championships silver medallist Sankar Muthusamy lost to seeded Kanta Tsuneyama in straight games. Upcoming stars, Mithun Manjunath and Kiran George put up a valiant fight against home favourite Chou Tien Chen and Hong Kong (China) Angus Ka Long respectively. The former was leading by four points in the decider (7-3) but couldn't capitalize on the lead against the experienced Chou Tien Chen.

Tanya Hemanth was the lone women's singles player to register a win with Aakarshi Kashyap and Ruthvika Shivani going down tamely. Tomorrow HS Prannoy is set to take on 2014 World Championships bronze medallist Tommy Sugiarto for a place in the quarter-finals while Tanya Hemanth will be up against top seed Tai Tzu Ying in the women's singles.

Taipei Open 2023 Day 2 Results

Men's Singles (Round of 32)

Mithun Manjunath lost to Chou Tien Chen (18-21, 21-14, 16-21)

Sankar Muthusamy lost to Kanta Tsuneyama (13-21, 5-21)

HS Prannoy beats Lin Yu Hsien (21-11, 21-10)

Meiraba Maisnam lost to NG Angus Ka Long (18-21, 17-21)

Sathish Kumar Karunakaran lost to Chi Yu Jen (10-21, 10-21)

Parupalli Kashyap beats Samuel Hsiao (21-15, 21-16)

Kiran George lost to Liang Hao (20-22, 21-12, 9-21)

Women's Singles (Round of 32)

Aakarshi Kashyap lost to Huang Yu-Hsun (21-10, 16-21, 11-21)

Tanya Hemanth beats Agnes Korosi (21-7, 21-17)

Ruthvika Shivani Gadde lost to Pin-Chian (12-21, 5-21)

Mixed Doubles (Round of 32)

Rohan Kapoor/Sikki Reddy beats Bokka Navaneeth/Priya Konjengbam (21-14, 21-17)