Tamang advances

KATHMANDU: Nepal No 1 shuttler Ratnajit Tamang advanced to the last 16 of the Yonex US Open Grand Prix Badminton in California on Thursday. Tamang, who earned a walkover win from Japanese player in the first round, registered a 18-21, 21-15, 21-8 victory over Ruben Castelland of Guatemala. Tamang will play against Misha Zilberman of Israel for a place in the quarter-finals. In men’s doubles, Tamang and Bikash Shrestha faced a 21-12, 23-21 defeat at the hands of Kyle Golding and Kevin Barkman of Canada.