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ubic Bay (Philippines), May 29 : Indian paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai entered the men’s singles second round of the World Tour Philippines Open here on Saturday.In the first round, Soumyajit scored a straight sets win over Yuki Matsuyama of Japan 11-9, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6. (ALSO READ : Asian Games 2014: Indian men’s basketball team go 76-85 down to Philippines) Also Read - Year-Ender 2019: Paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran Takes Over The Mantle From Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal

Harmeet also beat a Japanese player but was made to work hard for his 13-11, 13-11, 11-8, 4-11, 9-11, 11-4 win. Earlier, Harmeet qualified for the main draw after finishing second in his group behind N.G. Pak Nam of Hong Kong. ( Image source facebook page) Also Read - 13th South Asian Games: Indian Paddlers Sweep Gold And Silver in Both Men and Women Doubles Events