Prannoy was the title winner of U.S Open in California which was held last month; He defeated the Indonesia’s Firman Abdul Kholik 23-21 21-18.
Also, Commonwealth Games champion Kashyap, who had also reached the finals of the U.S Open, got a win over New Zealand’s Oscar Guo 21-9 21-8.
Today both the H.S. Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap reached the pre-quarterfinals with easy wins in the men’s singles competition of the New Zealand open.
In the Men’s Single Prannoy will meet 10th ranked Hong Kong’s Wei Nan, and India’s 15th ranked Kashyap will face compatriot and seventh seed Sourabh Verma.
Two young shuttlers Sahil Sipani and Neeraj Vashist loses in their second match, and it was the ended of the tournament for them where Sahil lost 9-21 8-21 to 11th ranked Lin Yu Hsien of Chinese Taipei, and Neeraj loses as 16-21 13-21 to Australia’s Anthony Joe.
In women’s doubles, Sanyogita Ghorpade and Prajakta Sawant lost 15-21 18-21 to Japanese fourth ranked Ayako Sakuramoto and Yukiko Takahata
In mixed doubles, Chinese pair of Fan Qiuyue and Xuanxuan Liu defeated the Prajakta Sawant and Malaysia’s Yogendran Krishnan 21-13 21-13.