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Manika enter semis as Mouma crashes out

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

Batra cruised to the semifinals of the women's singles even as experienced paddler ended her campaign of the here today.

Manika, who played a stellar role in India's historic gold in the women's team event, notched up a win against Singapore's Yihan Zhou 4-1. The paddler hardly broke a sweat in the first three games, winning 11-5 11-6 11-2.

However, she was unable to finish the match as she stumbled in the fourth game 6-11 but sealed the match with a 11-9 win in the fifth game.

In the other women's singles, Mouma was ousted by Yu Mengyu of 13-15 7-11 5-11 11-7 5-11.

Madhurika Patkar also crashed out of the event as she lost to England's 9-11 8-11 11-2 3-11 11-8 6-11

In the men's singles draw, Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Desai and G Sathiyan sealed quarterfinal berths.

Sharath beat Australia's Heming Hu 11-8 12-10 8-11 11-6 11-5 while Desai notched a win against Malaysia's Chee Feng LEONG 11-5 11-7 11-5 7-11 11-4 and Sathiyan's Nigerian opponent retired after the first game 11-7.

In the men's double's Sharath and Sathiyan reached the quarter finals as they outclassed the Sri Lankan pair of Buwaneka Jayasingha Mudiyanselage and Imesh Ranasingha 11-3 11-4, 12-10.

The pair of Desai and Sanil Shetty also posted a comfortably over Northern Ireland's and 11-4 12-10 11-9 to book a quarterfinal berth.

In the women's double's Mouma and reached the semifinals with a 4-0 win over England. They beat Tin-Tin HO 12-14 11-3 11-7 11-6.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:40 IST
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