Lucknow, November 28: 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 here on Thursday.
Srikanth won 18-21, 22-20, 21-16 in a thrilling match over compatriot Parupalli Kashyap. He will next meet Son Wan Ho of Korea in the Super 300 meet. Indian Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy Enter 2nd Round of Men’s Singles in Syed Modi International Badminton Tournament 2019.
Verma, meanwhile, defeated fellow Indian Alap Mishra 21-11 21-18 to set up a date with Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn. Lakshya, 18, 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.