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

Seoul : Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram in action against world No 7 Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei during the semi-final match at the Korea Open badminton tournament in Seoul on Saturday. Jayaram won the match to storm into the final. PTI Photo (PTI9_19_2015_000177A)

Vastavam web: Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, Rituparna Das and Mithun Manjunath were through to the quarterfinals of the USD 75,000 Vietnam Open Tour Super 100 tournament here today.Jayaram, who touched a career-high rank of 13, toppled top seeded Brazilian Ygor Coelho 22-20 21-14 in 34 minutes and will next face Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng.

The 30-year-old had reached the finals at the White Nights last month and ended a runner-up at the Korea Open Super Series in 2015.Young Manjunath, who had reached the semifinals at the Russian Open last month, staved off a stiff challenge from Thailand’s Adulrach Namkul 18-21 21-13 21-19 in a 56-minute clash.

He will face China’s Zhou Zeqi next.However, it was curtains for Kartik Jindal after he lost 10-21 22-24 to Canada’s Xiaodong Sheng.After the breather, Coelho turned the tables, leading 12-11 but Jayaram again grabbed the advantage to lead 16-13. The Brazilian caught up at 20-20 before the Indian reeled off the required two points to pocket the first game.