Badminton: Four S'pore doubles pairs qualify for main draw of Open
Published on Apr 8, 2014 5:15 PM
FOUR of Singapore's doubles pairs have qualified for the main draw of the OUE Singapore Open at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday.
The men's doubles' pair of Ashton Chen and Robin Gonansa qualified after seeing off India's Guru Prasad and Venkatesh Prasad 21-13, 21-17, while Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Chayut Triyachart are also through to the first round after defeating the Indonesian duo of Saputra Albert and Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki 21-15, 21-15.
In the mixed doubles, Chayut Triyachart and Yao Lei, as well as Terry Hee and Fu Mingtian, sealed qualification into the main draw. Chayut and Yao defeated Japan's Takeshi Kamura and Misato Aratama 22-20, 21-12, while Hee and Fu beat Indonesia's Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto 17-21, 21-11, 21-17.
The four doubles pairs join compatriots Derek Wong (men's singles), Gu Juan (women's singles), Tan Wei Han and Delis Yuliana (women's doubles) and Chrisnanta and Vanesse Neo (mixed doubles) in the main draw of the Open, which begins on Wednesday.