Taipei, June 29: Indian shuttlers Siril Verma and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli on Wednesday stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton in the men's and women's singles competition in Taipei.
Notably, the 2015World Junior Championships silver medalist Siril Verma , defeated local shuttler Chia Hao Lee 16-21, 21-17, 21-17 in a match that lasted for 51 minutes only. The 16th seed Siril will next face Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia, who defeated fourth seed and top-ranked Indian in the tournament, Sourabh Verma.
While, Sri Krishna Priya outclassed to fourth seed Chiang Mei Hui of Chinese Taipei 21-17, 20-22, 21-9 in a women’s singles match. Sri Krishna Priya will take on another Taipei shuttler Shuo Yun Sung. Among others, it was curtains for Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka, 15th seed Abhishek Yelegar, Mumbai’s Harsheel Dani and men’s doubles pair of Nikhar Garg and Ankur Sangpang Rai.
Uttejitha Rao lost 7-21, 17-21 to Korean’s Na Yeong Kim, 14th seed Harsheel went down 12-21, 6-21 to Ha Young Woong of Korea, while Abhishek suffered a 17-21, 21-17, 6-21 loss to Seung Hoon Woo of Korea. Nikhar and Ankur lost 5-21, 8-21 to local pair of Ko-Chi Chang and Liao Kuan Hao.