Home2018Top seeds through to quarter-finals in Badminton Asia Junior Championships

Top seeds through to quarter-finals in Badminton Asia Junior Championships

Mixed doubles defending champions Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto-Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti of Indonesia marched into the quarter-finals in the Badminton Asia Junior Championship in Bintaro, Jakarta on Thursday.

The Indonesian favourites made short work of China's Guo Ruohan-Lin Fangling 21-15, 21-19 in the third round giving the home fans double joy with compatriots and number eight seeds Pramudya Kusumawardana Riyanto- Ribka Sugiarto joining them in the last eight. Riyanto-Ribka roared to a 21-19, 21-18 win over Hong Kong China's Lui Chun Wai-Yeung Pui Lam.

Men's singles top seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn kept his winning ways with a 21-16, 21-9 win over Indonesia's Karono Karono and will meet Indonesia's Christian Adinata who defeated Malaysia's Chia Wei Jie 21-14, 21-18.

China's Bai Yupeng, runners-up last year and third seed, kept his hopes alive with a come-from-behind win over Thailand's Setthanan Piyawatcharavijit, prevailing 19-21, 21-14, 21-12 in 55 minutes. Indonesia's Ikhsan Rumbay,  the fourth seed, stormed past Singapore's Joel Koh Jia Wei 21-18, 21-11.

He will meet Malaysia's Ng Tze Yong for a place in the semi-finals. The Malaysian beat India's Priyanshu Rajawat 21-15, 21-14.  

Meanwhile, second seed Li Shifeng of China also had an easy passage into the quarter-finals with a 21-10, 21-17 win against Yang Yang of Chinese Taipei.

Thailand also enjoyed success in the women's singles with last year's runners-up Phittayaporn Chaiwan booking her place in the quarter-finals on Friday with an easy 21-9, 21-15 win in 25 minutes over Hong Kong's Leung Yuet Yee.

Joining Chaiwan in the last eight is China's number three seed Zhou Meng knocked out Korea's Kim Seong Min 21-17, 21-13 while compatriot and fourth seed Wei Yaxin, 21-19, 21-8 winner India's Kavipriya Selva 21-19, 21-8.  

 

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