Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Howard Bach and Bob Malaythong became the first American team to advance to an Olympic quarterfinals in badminton, defeating the South African team of Chris and Roelof Dednam 21-10, 21-6 Tuesday morning at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.
The next opponent for the American duo will be the No. 2-seeded Chinese team of Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng on Wednesday.
In singles play, Bao Chunlai of China earned a quarterfinal berth with a 21-11, 19-21, 21-13 triumph over Poland's Przemyslaw Wacha.
08/12 11:42:59 ET