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Jayaram, Rituparna and Mithun in quarterfinals

Indian shuttler Ajay beats top seeded Brazilian Coelho at Vietnam Open.

Ho Chi Minh City: Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, Rituparna Das and Mithun Manjunath were through to the quarterfinals of the USD 75,000 Vietnam Open Tour Super 100 tournament here on Thursday.

Jayaram, who touched a career-high rank of 13, toppled top seeded Brazilian Ygor Coelho 22-20 21-14 in 34 minutes and will next face Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng. The 30-year-old had reached the finals at the White Nights last month and ended a runner-up at the Korea Open Super Series in 2015.

Former national champion Rituparna beat Chinese Taipei’s sixth seed Sung Shuo Yun 21-8 21-14 to set up a meeting with Thailand’s Phittayaporn Chaiwan next.

Young Manjunath, who had reached the semifinals at the Russian Open last month, staved off a stiff challenge from Thailand’s Adulrach Namkul 18-21 21-13 21-19 in a 56-minute clash. He will face China’s Zhou Zeqi next. However, it was curtains for Kartik Jindal after he lost 10-21 22-24 to Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng.

(With inputs from PTI)

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