Srikanth, Sourabh in Quarters of Syed Modi Meet, Lakshya Bows Out
Former champion Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma reached the quarterfinals as Lakshya Sen bowed out of the men's singles contest at the Syed Modi International Badminton tournament in Lucknow on Thursday.
He will next meet Son Wan Ho of Korea in the Super 300 meet.
Verma, meanwhile, defeated fellow Indian Alap Mishra 21-11 21-18 to set up a date with Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn.
18-year-old Lakshya went down to the experienced Son Wan Ho, a former world no 1.
In the women's doubles pair, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy retired after they were behind 0-2 in the opening game against English pair of Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith.
The women's duo of Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker made it to the quarterfinals after beating compatriots Riya Mookerjee and Anura Prabhudesai 21-12, 21-15.
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