Ajay Jayaram, Rituparna Das, Mithun Manjunath enter quarterfinals Vietnam Open

Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, Rituparna Das and Mithun Manjunath entered the quarterfinals of the Vietnam Open in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday.

Jayaram, who touched a career-high rank of 13, toppled top-seeded Brazilian Ygor Coelho 22-20, 21-14. Former national champion Rituparna beat Chinese Taipei’s sixth seed Sung Shuo Yun 21-8, 21-14.

Young Manjunath, who had reached the semifinals at the Russian Open last month, beat Thailand’s Adulrach Namkul 18-21, 21-13, 21-19.