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CWG: Satisfactory day for India (Table Tennis Roundup)

IANS  |  Gold Coast 

India's campaign in competition at the 21st got off to a good start with singles and team players advancing to the next stage. The disappointments on the day were mixed doubles pairs Desai and as they were ousted here on Wednesday.

Indian para paddlers also had the mixed outings as thrashed her opponent while Vaishnavi went down 0-3 to Nigerian in group 2.

The day started with para paddlers and Vaishnavi Sutar, who had a mixed outing in their respective women's TT6-10 singles group matches.

While Maitreyee thrashed Papua New Guniea's 3-0 in group 1, Vaishnavi went down 0-3 to Nigerian in group 2.

Maitreyee overcame Wednesday's loss to Australian Melissa Tapper, with a 3-0 (11-2, 11-9, 11-2) win over the PNG paddler.

She will next face England's on Thursday for a place in the semi-finals.

On the other hand, Maitreyee's compatriot Vaishnavi's dreams of reaching the semi-finals are almost over after losing 0-3 to Nigerian Obazuaye.

The Indian had no reply to the Nigerian's aggressive play in all the three games that saw her winning 11-0, 11-2, 11-2.

Vaishnavi had earlier lost to Canada's on Tuesday. She will next face Australian on Thursday.

In women's doubles Round-of-32 match, and outclassed pair of and 3-0.

The Indian pair had a comfortable outing while whipping off the opponents 11-3, 11-4, 11-4 in straight games.

Sutirtha and Pooja will next fight it out for a place in the quarterfinals, with pair of and in the round of 16 on Thursday.

Indian men's doubles duo of and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and Desai and Sanil also advanced to the round of 16.

Sharath and Sathiyan entered the round of 16 after thrashing duo Tauramoa Miita and Nooa Takooa 3-0 (11-2, 11-5, 11-6) while and Sanil beat Guyana's Shemar and 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-7).

Sharath and Sathiyan had no problems in dealing with the inexperienced pair, comfortably clinching the round of 32 tie.

Sharath and Sathiyan will next take on Sri Lanka's Buwaneka Jayasingha Mudiyanselage and Imesh Ranasingha on Thursday for a place in the quarter-finals.

The other men's doubles pair of and Sanil too had an easy outing against the combo, who failed to put up a challenge in any of the three games.

In the round of 16, and Sanil will be up against Northern Ireland's and at the Oxenford Studios on Thursday.

India's veteran duo fo and also advanced to the round of 16 in mixed doubles competitions

But it was curtains for the other mixed doubles pair of Desai and Pooja Sahasrabudhe, who lost their round of 32 tie 1-3 (6-11, 6-11, 11-3, 9-11) to Malaysia's Javen and

Sharath and Mouma, however proceeded to the round of 16 after beating the Sri Lankan duo of and 3-1 (11-6, 4-11, 11-9, 11-5) at the Oxenford Studios here.

After comfortably pocketing the first game, the Indians struggled to continue their dominance in the second as the Sri Lankans managed to square the scoreline 1-1.

In the third game, Sharath and Mouma used all their experience to bounce back and comprehensibly beat the Sri Lankans and did not allow them to get back even in the fouth game, to seal the contest in India's favour.

Sharath and Mouma will on Thursday face England duo of and for a place in the quarter-finals.

and also advanced to the last 16, with a fighting 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 13-11) win over and in mixed doubles match. and Sanil Shankar Shetty, then joined forces to beat Sri Lankan pair of Buwaneka Jayasingha Mudiyanselage and Erandi Warusawithana 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-5) in straight games.

The singles players also witnessed a good outing on the seventh day of the meet.

India's and advanced to round of 16 after winning both their respective singles matches.

Madhurika had to toil hard to tame Trinidad and Tobago's Rheann Chung 4-1 (11-7, 14-12, 11-9, 11-2, 11-9) while Mouma had an easy 4-1 (11-6, 11-1, 11-8, 11-7) win against Mauritius' Elodie Ho Wan Kau.

Madhurika will next face off England's for a place in the quarter-finals while Mouma will take on another English girl in her round of 16 match.

In men's singles category, Desai, and came out victorious to enter the Round-of-16.

While and Sathiyan comfortably outclassed their opponents, Sharath faced a fight from Malaysia's Javen

thrashed Papua New Guinea's 4-0 (11-4,11-3,11-1,11-2) and Sathiyan outplayed Pakistan's 4-0 (11-5,11-3,11-5,11-3).

Sharath managed to win a tough game 4-3 (11-2,11-5,11-4,7-11,11-13,6-11,11-7).

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 19:20 IST
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