Shuttler Ajay Jayaram lone Indian survivor at Korea Open

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 22:47 hrs

[South Korea], Sept 29 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram produced a gritty performance, outlasting China's Huang Yuxiang in straight games to progress through to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Korea Open Super Series here on Thursday.

Jayaram, ranked 27th in the world, defeated Yuxiang 23-21, 21-18 in an enthralling second round contest that lasted 40 minutes. He will next face Lee Hyun Il from Korea on Friday.

In another match, B Sai Praneeth went down 9-21, 15-21 to sixth seed Son Wan Ho from Korea. (ANI)

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