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Shuttler Kashyap urges BWF to reconsider qualifiers scheduling

IANS logoIANS 20-06-2017

Kashyap played against Chinese Zhao Junpeng whom he defeated 21-15, 21-18 in his first qualifying round before brushing aside Indonesia Open runner-up Kazumasa Sakai of Japan 21-5, 21-16 to seal his place in the first round of the tournament, where he will take on top seed Son Wan Ho of South Korea.

"A good start to #AustraliaOpenSS2017. Request @bwfmedia to change the scheduling of Superseries qualifying rounds in future. #zhaojunpeng and #KazumasaSakai with 2hrs in between," Kashyap tweeted on Tuesday.

Among others, shuttlers Siril Verma and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde also qualified for the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries, starting here on Wednesday.

Siril first brushed aside Indonesian Yehezkiel Fritz Mainaky 21-9, 21-9 before getting the better of compatriot Shreyansh Jaiswal 21-16, 21-14. Shreyansh had thumped Pit Seng Low of Australia 21-14, 21-11 in his first qualifying round.

In the women's singles, Ruthvika dismissed Australian Sylvina Kurniawan 21-15, 21-15. The second qualifying round was a cakewalk for the Indian as she cruised past Ruwindi Serasinghe 21-9, 21-7.

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