The pair also became the first Indians to win a Contender title this year.
Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Sreeja Akula entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Asia Continental Stage of 2023 WTTC Finals but the country's three other women in the fray lost their respective matches.
G Sathiyan defeated 140th ranked Peng Yew En Koen of Chinese Taipei. He will be up against South Korean Lim Jonghoon in his men’s singles Round of 32 tie.
Manika and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran lost to Japan's world championships silver medallists duo of Hina Hayata and Tomokazu Harimoto in the mixed doubles quarterfinals to end their fine run in the tournament.
The top tier WTT Star Contender Goa 2023 will be staged at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor stadium, located at the Goa University Campus in Panaji.
The event gets underway from February 27 to March 5 at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium.