Star shuttler Saina Nehwal led India into the quarterfinals of the Uber Cup beating Hong Kong 4-1, while the men's team crashed out of the Thomas Cup at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in Delhi.
India eves outplayed Hong Kong 4-1 as Saina, PV Sindhu and the doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa all fashioned wins to seal the second tie.
World number eight Saina displayed a clinical performance against Pui Yin Yip to clinch the first match 21-19, 21-10 to put India 1-0 up. Saina retrieved the shuttle quite well in difficult conditions and moved effortlessly on the court.
"Scores make it look easy but it wasn't easy at all. Good that I managed to pull it off. It also makes me happy that I played well in front of home crowd," Saina said.
Sindhu cut short her task in the second match and wrapped up the tie in just 26 minutes against Ying Mei Cheung 21-10, 21-8 to give India a 3-0 lead over Hong Kong after Gutta and Ponnappa had registered a victory in the doubles encounter, while PV Thulasi defeated Chan Hung Yung in a hard-fought match.
Meanwhile in the Thomas Cup, India's campaign came to a premature end when South Korea defeated the men's team 3-2 in the second rubber. Indian skipper Parupalli Kashyap and RMV Gurusaidutt produced a brilliant performance, but couldn't avoid defeat in the second straight tie.
K Srikanth failed to give India a winning start as he squandered a one game advantage against world number nine Wan Ho Son and went down 21-17, 12-21, 18-21 in an hour and 11 minutes.
The doubles pair of B Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Attri couldn't capitalise on the 18-14 advantage in the first game and crashed 18-21, 17-21 against Yeon Seong Yoo and Yong Dae Lee. Indian skipper Kashyap kept India in the hunt and registered a comfortable victory in the second singles over Lee Dong Keun 21-17, 21-14.
The world number four duo of Kim Sa Rang and Kim Ki Jung took just 30 minutes in outclassing Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra 21-16, 21-16 in the second doubles to seal the tie for Korea.
Gurusaidutt produced another stellar performance and registered a straight game win over Hwang Jong Soo 24-22, 21-13. India will next face Germany in their final group game.