Minh, Trang reach quarter-finals at Hanoi Challenge event

Viet Nam News

HÀ N?I — Tops seeds Nguy?n Ti?n Minh and Vu Th? Trang of Vi?t Nam booked their quarter-final berths at the Ciputra Hanoi–Yonex Sunrise Vietnam International Challenge.

Minh defeated No. 10 seed Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia 21-11, 21-15 in the men’s singles event yesterday. He will face another Indonesian Enzi Shafira in the last-eight round.

Trang faced no difficulty in registering a 21-14, 21-10 win over Maharani Sekar Batari of Indonesia. Her next rival will be Asty Dwi Widyaningrum also from Indonesia.

Sixth-seeded Vietnamese Nguy?n Thùy Linh also advanced to the quarter-finals. She will play No. 3 seed Chen Su Yu of Chinese Taipei.

Duo Ð? Tu?n Ð?c and Ph?m H?ng Nam sprang a surprise victory, as they came from behind to beat No. 4 seed Arjun M.R and Ramchandran of India to enter the quarter-finals round of the men’s doubles.

The Vietnamese pair will play No. 8 seeds Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub and Jagdish Singh of Malaysia at the C?u Gi?y Gymnasium today.

The Hanoi Challenge tournament is an annual event with a prize money of US$20,000, an increase of some 13 per cent over last year. This year the tournament is scheduled to conclude on Sunday. —VNS

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