Sethi sets up Advani clash

Sethi won both his matches on the day, first defeating Ng Yam Shui of Hong Kong 75-101, 101-35, 100-22, 100-47 and then cruising past Vietnam’s Nguyen Thanh Long 101-66, 100-27, 100-33, to set-up the mouthwatering clash against Advani.  
Joining them in the last-eight are counterparts Ashok Shandilya and Rupesh Shah. Peter Gilchrist of Singapore, Myanmar’s Kyaw Oo and Thailland duo Praput Chaithanasakun and Thawat Sujaritthurakarn completed the line-up.

In a crucial match, Gilchrist got the better of Devendra Joshi defeating him 100-87, 100-5, 100-20 to book his place in the next round, sending Joshi crashing out of the tournament. Gilchrist, will take on Rupesh Shah after he eased past Nguyen Trung Kien of Vietnam 100-26, 100-69, 100-60. Ashok Shandilya scored a closely fought 25-100, 100-49, 100-0, 69-102, 10-57 win over countryman Dhruv Sitwala to set-up a quarterfinal match against Kyaw Oo.

Results: Group A: Surya Suwannasinh (Tha) bt Nguyen Trung Kien (Vie) 3-0 (100-86, 100(85)-77, 101-38); Rupesh Shah (Ind) bt Nguyen Trung Kien (Vie) 3-0 (100-26, 100(60)-69, 100-60).
Group B: Peter Gilchrist (Sin) bt Devendra Joshi (Ind) 3-0 (100(65)-87, 100(86)-5, 100(93)-20); Devendra Joshi (Ind) bt Lee Eric (HK) 3-0 (101(51)-22, 101(48)-28, 100-32); Peter Gilchrist (Sin) bt Nguyen Thanh Binh) 3-0 (100-04, 102-06, 104-46).
Group C: Ashok Shandilya (Ind) bt Dhruv Sitwala 3-2 (25-100(68), 100(87)-49, 100(94)-0, 69(50)-102(64), 100(71)-57); Praput Chaithanasakun (Tha) bt Ashok Shandilya (India) 3-0 (102-35, 100(82)-87(53), 100(90)-61).
Group D: Geet Sethi (Ind) bt Ng Yam Shui (HK) 3-1 (75-101(49), 101(81)-35, 100-22, 100-47); Thawat Sujaritthurakarn (Tha) bt Nguyen T Long (Vie) 3-1 (19-101(63), 100(92)-0, 100-66, 100-38); G Sethi (Ind) bt Nguyen TL (Vie) 3-0 (101(52)-66, 100-27, 100-33); Thawat S (Tha) bt Pauk Sa (Mya) 3-0 (100-(63)-11, 101(66)-00, 100(71)-88(72).
Quarterfinal line-up: R Shah vs P Gilchrist (Sin); G Sethi vs P Advani (Ind); Kyaw O vs A Shandilya (Ind); Praput C (Tha) vs T Sujaritthurakarn (Tha).

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