3 Indian pairs reach last eight of Asian table tennis championship

The duo of Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan and the Harmeet Desai-Manav Thakkar pair reached the men’s doubles quarterfinals

Sports Bureau

Three Indian pairs–two in men and one in women–made it to the quarterfinals of the Asian table tennis championships in Doha on Saturday. The duo of Sharath Kamal and G. Sathiyan and the Harmeet Desai-Manav Thakkar pair reached the men’s doubles quarterfinals while Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukjerjee made it to the last eight.

The results:

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 (Kuw) 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.

Women’s 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; doubles: 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) bt Sreeja Akula & Archana Kamath 12-10, 11-7, 10-12, 15-13.

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