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WTT star contenders: Indian problem ends in Doha

All eyes had been on world quantity 132 Archana Kamath, who’s the one Indian challenger within the WTT Star Contenders, on the Lusail Sports Arena in Doha, Qatar on Friday.

But the 21-year-old Bengaluru lady bravely succumbed within the second recreation after successful the primary recreation, shedding by simply two factors and within the subsequent two extra quarter-final matches in opposition to Hong Kong’s World No. 15 Do Hoi Kem 11. – Lost. 9, 11-13, 8-11, 6-11.

In the primary spherical, Archana’s victims included England’s 93rd Tin-Tin Ho, Canada’s world quantity 39 Zhang Mo and Japan’s world quantity 57 Miyu Nagasaki.

Earlier, Archana and Manav Thakkar misplaced to Wong Chung Ting and Doo Hoi Kem within the blended doubles pre-quarterfinal match.

For her efforts, Archana, who’s ranked 132 on this planet, will add 105 factors rating factors and is anticipated to leap into the top-100 when ITTF, the world governing physique, releases the world rankings quickly. Will go

“I played with him in the Indian Table Tennis League a few years back. He has improved a lot. She may be young but she is very good. He had previously defeated Zhang Mo and Miyu Nagasaki, so I did a lot of preparation before the match. I told myself to stay calm, and if she plays well, I shouldn’t be upset. I tried my best to keep my emotions under control, focused on winning one point at a time, and took it as if she was a strong opponent with a very high ranking – then I would play to the best of my ability. I’ve never played with Pesotska before. I will watch some videos of his matches and do my best,” Do Hoi Kem informed after matccg

Archana’s compatriot Sreeja Akula, a former nationwide junior champion and ranked 143rd on this planet, additionally did properly. The Maharashtrian beat Slovakian ranked forty fifth Tatiana Kukulkova 11-5, 8-11, 11-3, 9/11, 11-9 within the sixty fourth spherical and 23-year-old Sreeja shocked world No. 21 Suh within the spherical of 32 . Korea’s Hyowan 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7.

However, world quantity 47 Bruna Takahashi of Brazil put the brakes on India’s successful streak within the match with a 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 win within the last-8 leg.

G Sathiyan, who obtained a bye within the first spherical, was defeated 6-11, 6-11, 7-11 by Lady Gasina of Croatia within the males’s singles spherical of 32 on Thursday.

In the lads’s doubles additionally, Sathiyan alongside along with his Chennai teammate Anthony Amalraj misplaced 5-11, 11-9, 5-11, 6-11 to Japanese pair of Kazuhiro Yoshimura and Yuto Kizukuri within the opening spherical.

The different Indians had been Amalraj Anthony (ranked a centesimal in males’s singles), Reeth Tennyson (ranked 533th on this planet in ladies’s singles), Harmeet and Manav (ranked 96th) and Manav and Archana (ranked 235th in blended doubles) to play classification matches. Was pressured to and couldn’t make the primary spherical.

WTT returned to Doha in March following its profitable debut earlier this 12 months with the WTT Middle East hub. WTT Star Contenders Doha is the third WTT occasion in Qatar to supply 600 ITTF Table Tennis World Ranking factors and a complete of $200,000.


Women’s Singles: 132-Archana Kamath bt 93-England’s Tin-Tin Ho 11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-8 in Rd 64; In BT 39-Canada’s Zhang Mo 11-8, 15-13, 11-7 Rd 32; BT 57—Japan’s Miyu Nagasaki 11-13, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 in Rd 16; Lost 11-9, 11-13, 8-11, 6-11 to 15-do Hoi Kem of Hong Kong (within the quarterfinals)

143—Srija Akula bt 45—Tatiana Kukulkova of Slovakia 11-5, 8-11, 11-3, 9/11, 11-9 (crimson 64); BT 21—Korea’s Suh Hyowan 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7 (in Rd 32), 47—Brazil’s Bruna Takahashi 11-7, 11-4, 12-10 (in Rd) 16)

Men’s Singles: 39-G Sathiyan 6-11, 6-11, 7-11 over 48-Andrej Gacina of Croatia. misplaced to

Mixed doubles (pre-quarterfinals): HK bt Archana Kamath-Manav Thakkar Ok Wong Chung Ting-doo Hoi Kem 11-8, 11-7, 11-8

Women’s Couple: no entries

Men’s Couple: Kazuhiro Yoshmura-Yuto Kizukuri of Japan bt Amalraj Antony-Sathiyan 11-5, 9/11, 11-5, 11-6; Tukiya UD-Saunsuke Togami bt Harmeet Desai-Manav Thakkar 11-5, 11-7, 11-8.

With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS


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