Seoul: Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Sameer Verma advanced to the quarterfinals, while Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the Korea Open in the second round here on Thursday.
Olympic silver medalist Sindhu defeated Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol 22-20, 21-17 to set up a clash with Japan's Minatsu Mitani in the quarterfinals.
Sameer defeated Hong Kong's Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21-19, 21-13 in 41 minutes and will face South Korean Son Wan Ho for a place in the quarterfinals.
Kashyap battled for an hour and 16 minutes before bowing out 16-21, 21-17, 16-21 to top-seeded Son Wan Ho.