New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Shreyansh Jaiswal and Aakarshi Kashyap were among the four Indian shuttlers to enter the main draw of the singles event at the USD 350,000 India Open Super 500 tournament here today. Also Read - Farmed Minks Can Spread Coronavirus as Denmark Decides to Curb Their Population, Should Indians Worry?

In qualifying round today, young men’s singles player Jaiswal defeated Karan Rajan Rajarajan 21-17 21-16 before seeing off Abhishek Yelegar 21-10 22-20 to set up a clash with World no 10 H S Prannoy tomorrow. Also Read - Denmark to Slaughter up to Its 17 Million Mink Population, Here's Why

Another youngster Kartikey Gulshan Kumar also qualified in men’s singles after outplaying Siril Verma 21-17 15-21 21-7 and Bodhit Joshi 21-19 15-21 21-18 in the two qualifying rounds to earn a spot in the top quarter of the main draw. Also Read - New Year 2020: From Throwing Furniture to Celebrating in Graveyard, 12 Weird New Year Traditions Around the World

He will face promising shuttler Subhankar Dey tomorrow.

In women’s singles, two Indian qualifiers Aakarshi and Riya Mukherjee, qualified after notching up impressive wins in the qualifiers.

While Aakarshi prevailed over Vrushali Gummadi 21-17 18- 21 21-15, Riya defeated Ira Sharma 21-11 21-15 in another match.

In men’s doubles and mixed doubles, all the four pairs were from India, while two Indian pairs qualfied from women’s doubles.

Qualifiers:

Men’s Singles: Kartikey Gulshan Kumar, Shreyansh Jaiswal (both India); Liew Daren, Iskandar Zulkarnain (both Malaysia) Women’s Singles: Aakarshi Kashyap, Riya Mukherjee (both India); Amalie Hertz (Denmark), Mattana Hemrachatanun (Thailand)

Men’s Doubles: Tushar Sharma/Chandrabhusan Tripathi; Krishna Prasad Garaga/Dhruv Kapila; Francis Alwin/K Nandagopal; Rohan Kapoor/Shivam Sharma (all India) Women’s Doubles: Shenan Christian/Riya Gajjar; Rutuparna Panda/Mithula UK (both India); Cao Tong Wei/Yu Zheng; Dong Wenjing/Feng Xueying (both China)

Mixed Doubles: Raju Mohamed Rehan/Anees Kowsar; Siddarth/Jagriti Nashier; Shivam Sharma/Poorvisha S Ram; Vighnesh Devlekar/Harika Veludurthi (all India).

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