Indian Women Enter Championship Division at Asian TT Championships
The Indian women face Kazakhstan in the first division final of the 25th ITTF-ATTU Asian Table Tennis Championships to be held at Lusail Sports Arena on Thursday.
By finishing in the top two of the first division, India entered the championship division where it will face the number one seed Japan on Wednesday or the lower seed Singapore.
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Previously, India had dominated its Group I with convincing 3-0 victories over Jordan and Nepal. In the two ties, neither of the Indians lost a game.
The four winners of the women’s groups were India, Iran, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. In the first knockout match on Wednesday, India beat Uzbekistan 3-0 while in the other match Kazakhstan overcame a tough challenge from Iran before triumphing 3-1 to secure a spot. in the shock of the summit.
First division: Second stage: Women: Group winners: India bt Uzbekistan 3-0 (Archana Kamath bt Markhabo Magdieva 11-2, 11-5, 11-4; Sutirtha Mukherjee bt Rozalina Khadjieva 11-6, 11-7, 11 – 3; Ayhika Mukherjee bt Sugdiyona Madalieva 11-8, 8-11, 12-10, 11-7); Kazakhstan vs. Iran 3-1.
(First stage): (Group 1): India bt Nepal 3-0 (Sreeja Akula bt Elina Maharajan 11-6, 11-9, 11-8; Archana Kamath bt Sikka Suwal 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 ; Sutirtha Mukherjee bt Evana Thapa 11-2, 11-8, 11-0; India bt Jordan 3-0 (Sutirtha Mukherjee bt Bara Al-Wedian 11-6, 11-6, 11-4; Archana Kamath bt Taimmaa Abo- Yaman 11-6, 11-5, 11-3; Ayhika Mukherjee bt Yara Aldmaisy 11-7, 11-1, 11-1.