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New Zealand Open: Rohan Kapoor-Kuhoo Garg and Shivam Sharma-S Ram Poorvisha enter 2nd round of mixed doubles

Auckland: The young Indian mixed doubles pair of Rohan Kapoor-Kuhoo Garg and Shivam Sharma-S Ram Poorvisha entered the second round of the $150,000 New Zealand Open Super 300 tournament on Tuesday.

 New Zealand Open: Rohan Kapoor-Kuhoo Garg and Shivam Sharma-S Ram Poorvisha enter 2nd round of mixed doubles

File image of Kuhoo Garg. Image Courtesy: Facebook

Rohan and Kuhoo, who had won the 2017 Hellas Open International Challenge and Iceland International challenge this year, defeated Israel's Misha Zilberman and Ksenia Polikarpova 11-21, 21-7, 21-10 in a 42-minute match.

Shivam Sharma and S Ram Poorvisha, meanwhile, beat the Australian pair of Niccolo Tagle and Fransisca Angelica Rahardja 21-19 21-11 in another match.

Rohan and Kuhoo are likely to take on top seeds – Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai – while Shivam and Poorvisha face either the Korean combo of Min Hyuk Kang and Ha Na Baek or eighth-seeded Malaysian Chan Peng Soon and Liu Ying Goh.

Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, Sourabh Verma, B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma will begin their campaign on Wednesday.

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Updated Date: May 01, 2018 17:07:31 IST