Kevin Cordon continued his impressive record at the Pan Am Individual Badminton Championships ©Getty Images

Kevin Cordon of Guatemala reached his ninth successive men's singles quarter-final of the Pan Am Individual Badminton Championships in San Salvador with back-to-back victories.

The second seed defeated fellow countryman Yeison Esleiter Del Cid Alvarez 21-9, 21-10 before beating Brazil's Artur Silva Pomoceno 21-7, 21-14 at the Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez National Sports Palace in El Salvador's capital.

Cordon's two victories set up a last-eight meeting with sixth seed BR Sankeerth of Canada who overcame American Enrico Asuncion 21-16, 21-6 and compatriot Victor Lai 19-21, 22-20, 21-14 to advance.

Sankeert is one of three Canadians in the men's singles quarter-finals as top seed Brian Yang spent just 42 minutes on court in his two wins.

Yang saw off Mexican Armando Gaitan 21-13, 21-11 and Guyanese Narayan Ramdhani 21-2, 21-8.

He will next meet world number 193 Donnians Oliveira of Brazil who continued his superb run with a 21-18, 21-17 triumph against Mexico's Luis Armando Montoya Navarro followed by a comprehensive 21-15, 21-15 win over Howard Shu of the United States.

Third seed Jason Anthony Ho-Shue is the third Canadian to make it through as he came from a game down to beat Brazil's Jonathan Matias 20-22, 21-18, 21-15 to seal a meeting with El Salvador's Uriel Francisco Canjura Artiga who also had to battle to beat Mexican Lino Munoz 21-18, 12-21, 22-20.

The other quarter-final clash will see Brazil's Ygor Coelho and Mexico's Job Castillo go head-to-head after they both secured straight games victories over Guatemala's Ruben Castellanos and American Justin Ma, respectively.

Fourth seed Lauren Lam was knocked out in the last 16 by Rachel Chan ©Getty Images
Fourth seed Lauren Lam was knocked out in the last 16 by Rachel Chan ©Getty Images

The biggest casualty in the women's singles draw was American fourth seed Lauren Lam who was stunned by world number 120 Rachel Chan.

Lam went down 21-19, 21-17 to Chan who has been rewarded with an all-Canadian quarter-final clash with Wen Yu Zhang who overcame Argentina's Iona Gualdi 21-7, 21-8.

American second seed Beiwen Zhang won her first matches since pulling out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to injury.

Zhang beat Cristal Villarreal Zapata of Costa Rica 21-3, 21-5 before seeing off Alejandra Jose Paiz Quan of Guatemala 21-9, 21-17.

She will now meet Canada's Talia Ng who swept aside Brazil’s Juliana Viana Viera 21-18, 21-12 in the last 16.

Top seed Michelle Li of Canada opened her campaign by beating Mexico’s Jessica Jazmin Bautista Trigueros 21-6, 21-8 before thumping Peru’s Namie Miyahira Tsukazan 21-11, 21-7.

Mexico’s Haramara Gaitan will hope to stop Li in her track after she progressed to the quarter-finals with a battling 21-15, 20-22, 21-12 win over Brazil’s Jeisiane Alves.

Third seed Iris Wang of the US powered past Tamisha Williams of Barbados with a 21-6, 21-6 thrashing and will next take on Peru’s Ines Lucia Castillo Salazar who defeated Guatemala’s Nikte Alejandra Sotomayor 21-17, 14-21, 21-16.

Competition is due to continue tomorrow.