|Phạm Cao Cuờng of Việt Nam enters the quarter-finals of the Beer Lao International Series badminton tournament yesterday in Vientiane. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — No 2 seed Phạm Cao Cường advanced to the quarter-finals at the Beer Lao International Series badminton tournament yesterday in Vientiane, Laos.
The Vietnamese athlete defeated Jialanai Luang Amath of the hosts 21-8, 21-10 in the third round. He will next play Malaysian Faiz Rozain.
Another Vietnamese player, Nguyễn Hải Đăng, also joined Cường in this round. He won 21-11, 21-6 against Kachain Buarung of Thailand, and will now face No 4 Kantawat Leelavechabutr, also of Thailand.
Việt Nam’s Lê Đức Phát, No 3 seed, beat Muhammad Sufiyuddin Mohamed Shafei of Malaysia 21-15, 21-15. He will play No 8 seed Mek Narongrit, another Thai player, in the next round.
The women’s category saw No 1 Nguyễn Thùy Linh through to the quarter-finals after beating Nuntakarn Aimsaard from Thailand yesterday.
She is the only Vietnamese female player left at the tournament. Her teammates Vũ Thị Anh Thư and Trần Thị Phương Thúy were eliminated in the second round. — VNS