HA NOI (VNS) — Young player Pham Cao Cuong lost to seed No 2 Misha Zilberman of Israel in the third round of the 2014 K&D Graphics/Yonex Grand Prix Badminton Championships at the Orange County Badminton Club in California on Wednesday.
Eighteen-year-old Cuong, Viet Nam's sole representative, was defeated 2-0 (21-19 21-17).
Earlier, Cuong, world No 282, beat Zulhelmi Zulkiffli of Malaysia, world No 348 2-0 (22-20, 21-19) in the second round.
The US$50,000 event will last until tomorrow. — VNS