HO CHI MINH CITY, Aug 8: Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and Rituparna Das progressed to the prequarterfinals of the USD 75,000 Vietnam Open Tour Super 100 tournament here today.
Jayaram, who had finished runners-up at White Nights, defeated Indonesia�s Gatjra Piliang Fiqihila Cupu 21-7, 21-16 to set up a clash with top seeded Brazilian Ygor Coelho, who staved off a spirited challenge from India�s Siril Verma.
Coelho defeated Siril 22-20, 17-21, 21-17 in another match. Siril had defeated compatriot Shreyansh Jaiswal 21-17, 21-16 earlier in the day.
In women�s singles, former national champion Rituparna beat Japan�s Shiori Saito 21-13, 21-14.
However, other Indians who bit the dust today include Rasika Raje, Mugdha Agrey, Vaidehi Choudhari and mixed doubles pairs � Shivam Sharma and Poorvisha S Ram (sixth seeds) and Dhruv Kapila and Meghana Jakkampudi.
Rasika went down to Malaysia�s Yen Mei Ho 16-21, 13-21, Mugdha lost 13-21, 12-21 to China�s seventh seed Han Yue and Vaidehi suffered a 14-21, 13-21 loss to USA�s Crystal Pan.
Japanese pair of Tadayuki Urai and Rena Miyaura beat sixth seed Shivam Sharma and Poorvisha S Ram 21-15, 21-16, while Chinese pair of Jiang Zhenbang and Chen Yingxue ended Indian combination of Dhruv Kapila and Meghana Jakkampudi 21-17, 18-21, 23-21 in another match.
Mithun Manjunath, who had reached the quarters at Russian Open, had beaten Japan�s Ryotaro Maruo 11-21, 21-14, 21-15 earlier in the day. � PTI