3 Indian pairs reach bottom eight of Asian table tennis championship
The duo of Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan and the duo Harmeet Desai-Manav Thakkar reached the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles
Three Indian pairs, two for men and one for women, qualified for the quarter-finals of the Asian table tennis championships in Doha on Saturday. The duo of Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan and the pair Harmeet Desai-Manav Thakkar reached the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles while Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukjerjee reached the bottom eight.
Men’s singles (first round): Harmeet Desai bt Ahmed Alawlaqi (Qat) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5; Manav Thakkar bt Fahed Almughanne (Qat) 13-11, 11-4, 11-5; Sanil Shetty bt Jaber Al-Balhan (Kuwait) 11-6, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6; doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Manav Thakkar & Harmeet Desai bt Naif Al Jadai & AL-Abbad Abdulaziz (KSA) 11-4, 11-9, 11-9; Sharath Kamal & G. Sathiyan bt Kirill Gerassimenko & Alan Kurmangatiev (Kaz) 11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7.
Ladies’ singles (second round): Sutirtha Mukherjee bt Bolor-Frdene Batmunkh (MGL) 11-6, 11-4, 11-4; Archana Kamath bt Elina Maharajan (Nep) 11-3, 11-2, 11-5; Ayhika Mukherjee bt Li Yu Jhen (Tpe) 11-5, 11-2, 11-5; Sreeja Akula bt Siti Aminah (Ina) 11-4, 11-7, 12-10; double: Sutirtha & Ayhika bt Chen Szu-Yu & Ali Yu-Jhun (Tpe) 11-9, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9; Doo Hoi Kem & Lee Ho Ching (HKG) with Sreeja Akula & Archana Kamath 12-10, 11-7, 10-12, 15-13.