Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Tiến Minh advanced to the quarter-finals of the Kawasaki Vietnam International Series 2016 badminton tournament yesterday in Bắc Ninh Province.
The Vietnamese former world No 5, who is seeded No 1 here, defeated No 11 Ramachandran Satheishtharan of Malaysia 21-13, 21-14 in a 35-minute match.
He will next face Chen Chi Ting from Chinese Taipei, who trounced Vietnamese Nguyễn Hoàng Nam 21-19, 21-12.
On the women’s side, No 1 seed Vũ Thị Trang of the hosts will also play in the quarter-finals following her 21-14, 21-11 win over Chamnaktan Piramon of Thailand yesterday.
No 5 player Lê Thu Huyền beat Chinese Taipei Liu Hsi Hsia 20-22, 22-20, 21-13.
She will next face No 2 Lin Yin Fun of Malaysia.
No 2 pair Đỗ Đức Tuấn and Phạm Hồng Nam are the top title favourites of the men’s doubles category.
They beat South Korean Kim Sung-hoon and Kwon Yi-goo 21-14, 23-21 to enter the quarter-finals.
Earlier, No 1 seeds Dương Bảo Đức and Bảo Minh were unexpectedly defeated by South Korean qualifying duo Kang Dong-ho and Son Ju-hyung 13-21, 21-15, 21-19.
Only duo Vũ Thị Trang and Nguyễn Thị Sen, the No 1 seeds, still have a shot at the women’s doubles class. They entered the last-eight round yesterday when their Indonesian rivals withdrew from the tournament.
There are two Vietnamese pairs whose hopes are still alive in the mixed doubles event.
No 1 Đỗ Tuấn Đức and Phạm Như Thảo will play Singapore’s Bimo Adi Prakoso and Jin Yujia, while Đỗ Văn Nhân and Đinh Thị Phương Hồng will meet No 2 pair Yogendran Khrishnan and Prajakta Sawant in the quarter-final round. — VNS