Gold Coast (Australia), April 12 (IANS) Indian badminton mixed doubles pairs of Ashwini Ponnappa and Satwik Rankireddy, and N.Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Chopra advanced to the quarter-finals at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.
Ashwini and Satwik took just 25 minutes to thrash Canadian duo of Kristen Tsai and Nyl Yakura 21-10, 21-7 in their round of 16 encounter at the Carrara Sports Arena here.
In the quarter-finals, they will be up against the winner between Malaysia’s Goh Soon Huat and Lai Shevon Jemie and Ghana’s Emmanuel Donkor and Stella Amasah.
Likewise in another round of 16 tie, Sikki and Pranaav edged past Singaporean pair of Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Jia Ying Crystal Wong 21-19, 21-13 in 34 minutes.
Sikki and Pranaav will next take on Malaysian pair of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying for a place in the semi-finals.