Bangladesh shuttlers Ahsun Habib Parash and Shapla Aktar moved to the second round in the mixed doubles event of the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge yesterday with a comfortable victory over Nepalese pair Pankaj Chand and Amita Giri.
After winning the opening set 21-11, the Bangladesh pair strolled to victory with a 21-13 win in the second set.
However, the result for the other two Bangladesh pairs were not satisfying as Tushar Krishna Roy-Rehana Parvin and Jabed Mostafa-Alina Sultana crashed out of the tournament losing to Nepal’s Bikash Shrestha-Nangsal Tamang and Ratnajit Tamang-Sara Devi Tamang respectively.
Among the other matches on the day, Satinder Malik-Kristi Das of India and Wee Gieen Tan-Yen Wei Peck of Malaysia also progressed to the round of 16 by securing wins in their respective matches. Meanwhile in the women’s singles, Ozge Bayrak (Turkey), Neslihan Yigit (Turkey), Lee Zii Yii (Malaysia), Kapuru Mudiyanselage (Sri Lanka) and Saili Rane (India) reached the pre-quarterfinal round beating Riya Pillai, Shruti Mundada, Brishty Khatun, Negin Amiripour and Nangsal Tamang respectively.