Taipei, July 21: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap reached the men's singles quarterfinals of the Taipei Open 2022 after straight games win over Chinese Taipei's Chia Hao Lee on Thursday, reaching the quarterfinals.
The Indian shuttler defeated his Chinese Taipei counterpart with the score of 21-10, 21-19 in the second round match on Court 4 at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan.
The experienced Indian shuttler, who got past a qualifier from Chinese Taipei in the first round, will next face Malaysia's Soong Jo Ven in the quarterfinal on Friday (July 22).
Tanisha Crasto also progressed to the last 8 in two categories. First up, Crasto and Ishan Bhatnagar advanced to the mixed doubles quarterfinal. Later, Crasto partnered Shruti Mishra to reach the women's doubles last 8.
India's sixth-seeded mixed doubles pair Bhatnagar and Crasto advanced defeated Chinese Taipei pair of Cheng Kai Wen and Wang Yu Qiao by a big margin of 21-14, 21-17. The Indian mixed doubles pair will next face Malaysian pair Hoo Pang Ron and Toh Ee Wei in the last 8 match.
Later Crasto and Mishra eased to a straight games win over Jia Yin Lin and Lin Yu-hao of Chinese Taipei with a score of 21-14, 21-8. The pair will next face Ng Tsz Yau and Tsang Hiu Yan of Hong Kong.
While Indians competing in the three categories progressed in the Taipei Open 2022, there was disappointment as well as 4 singles and 2 doubles pair crashed out in the second round.
The lone women's singles competitor from India to reach the second round, Samiya Irad Farooqui lost to Chinese Taipei's Wen Chi Hsu by a score of 18-21, 13-21.
Mithun Manjunath, Kiran George and Priyanshu Rajawat were the three men's singles contestants that bowed out after closely fought matches.
While George lost to top seed Chou Tien-chen by a score of 21-23, 21-16, 7-21, Manjunath lost to Japan's Kodai Naraoka with a score of 22-20, 5-21, 17-21 and Priyanshu Rajawat lost to Chinese Taipei's Chen Chi Ting 19-21, 13-21.
Also exiting the tournament were two men's doubles pairs. MR Arjun & Dhruv Kapila lost in straight games 17-21, 15-21 to Su Ching Heng & Ye Hong Wei of Chinese Taipei.
Meanwhile, Ishaan Bhatnagar, who progressed to the mixed doubles quarterfinal, lost the men's doubles second round with partner Sai Pratheek K against top seed Chinese Taipei pair Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin by a score of 19-21, 23-21, 9-21.