Prannoy, Kashyap Sail into Pre-Quarters.
Taipei Open Pre-Quarters: Prannoy hardly broke a sweat in dispatching Yu- Hsien.
Indian shuttlers H. S. Prranoy and P. Kashyap cruised into the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the Taipei Open with straight game wins over their respective rivals here on Wednesday. World number nine Prannoy hardly broke a sweat as he took just 26 minutes to dispatch local shuttler Lin Yu-Hsien 21-11, 21-10 in the opening round of the BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament. The third-seeded Prannoy, who claimed the Malaysia Masters Super 300 title last month, will next take on Indonesia's Tommy Sugiarto.
Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kashyap too notched up an easy 21-15, 21-16 over Germany's Samuel Hsiao. He will take on local favorite Su Li Yang in the pre-quarterfinals. National champion Mithun Manjunath put up a splendid fight before going down to second-seed and local favorite Chou Tien Chen 21-18, 14-21, 21-16 in a one-hour 11 minutes battle. Tanya Hemnath was the lone Indian to win in the women's singles as she handed a 21-7, 21-17 loss to Agnes Korosi of Hungary.
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