Star Indian paddler Manika Batra crashed out of the ladies’s singles occasion within the World Desk Tennis Championships Finals with a primary spherical defeat, whereas Sathiyan Gnanasekaran superior to the second spherical of the boys’s singles right here on Wednesday.
One other prime Indian participant Sharath Kamal additionally bowed out of the boys’s singles competitors within the first spherical whereas Ayhika Mukherjee superior to the ladies’s singles second spherical.
Gnanasekaran emerged because the lone Indian to win the boys’s singles first spherical match.
Tokyo Olympian Batra, the nation’s best-ranked girls’s participant, went down 3-4 (11-5, 15-13, 8-11, 4-11, 6-11, 11-4, 7-11) to Brazil’s Bruna Takahashi.
Compatriots Sutirtha Mukherjee and Madhurika Patkar misplaced to South Korea’s Choi Hyo-joo (11-8, 4-11, 5-11, 0-11, 4-11) and Japan’s Saki Shibata (7-11, 4-11, 3-11, 8-11) respectively.
Ayhika Mukherjee was the lone Indian winner in girls’s singles in competition as she beat Egypt’s Farah Abdel-Aziz 4-2 (11-7, 14-16, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6).
She is going to now face Japan’s Hina Hayata, the present world No 18, within the spherical of 64.
Batra has paired up with Sathiyan within the blended doubles and the duo bought a bye within the spherical of 64. Batra and Archana Kamath have additionally bought a primary spherical bye in girls’s doubles.
Within the males’s singles, Tokyo Olympian Gnanasekaran beat Ukraine’s Yaroslav Zhmudenko 4-0 (11-2, 11-9, 11-4, 11-3) within the males’s singles opening spherical to arrange a conflict towards Desk Tennis Federation of Russia’s Vladimir Sidorenko within the spherical of 64.
All the opposite three Indian males’s singles gamers — Sharath Kamal, Anthony Amalraj and Harmeet Desai — misplaced their respective first spherical matches.
The four-time Olympian Sharath Kamal misplaced to Belgium’s Cedric Nuytinck 1-4 (11-9, 5-11, 6-11, 7-11, Sep 11) whereas Harmeet Desai was blanked 0-4 (Sep 11, 7-11, 7-11, 4-11) by Germany’s Benedikt Duda.
Amalraj went all the way down to Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun 3-4 (6-11, 11-5, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10, Sep 11, 6-11).
Sharath Kamal continues to be within the fray within the blended doubles as he and Archana Kamath beat the Algerian pair of Sami Kherouf and Katia Kessaci 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-7) to make it to the second spherical.
Sharath Kamal has additionally paired up with Sathiyan in males’s doubles and the duo bought a primary spherical bye.