Commonwealth Games 2022 Manika Batra and Indian table tennis players qualified for quarter finals | Commonwealth Games: India’s table tennis players excel in Commonwealth, just a few steps away from winning a medal

Commonwealth Games 2022: India’s Manika Batra and Sreeja Akula entered the women’s singles quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games table tennis event here on Friday. Batra defeated Ji Minhyung of Australia 11-4 11-8 11-6 12-10 to make it to the last 8. The 27-year-old table tennis player will have to overcome a challenge from Singapore’s Jian Jang on Friday (tonight) to reach the semi-finals.

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Akula was given a tough fight by Charlotte Carey of Wales but the Indian player won 8-11, 11-7, 12-14, 9-11, 11-4, 15-13, 12-10 in this difficult match. Sreeja will take on Canada’s Mo Zhang in the quarterfinals. Earlier in the day Manika and G. The pair of Sathiyan and Achanta Sharath Kamal and Akula won their respective matches to enter the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the competition.

Doing amazing in doubles too

The pair of Batra and Sathiyan defeated Nigerians Olajide Omotoyo and Ajok Ojomu 11-7, 11-6, 11-7. In the first quarter-finals, both will face Malaysia’s Jawen Chong and Karen Lin. On the other hand, the pair of Sharath and Akula made a spectacular comeback after losing the first game to defeat Malaysia’s Leon Chi Feng and Ho Ying 5-11, 11-2, 11-6, 11-5.

Watch the quarter final match

Sharath and Akula will face the local pair of Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho in the second quarter-finals. Meanwhile, Reeth Tennyson crashed out of the women’s singles event after losing 11-2, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4 to Fang Tianwei of Singapore in the pre-quarterfinals.

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