Jakarta, Aug 27 (IANS) The Indian women’s table tennis team lost to Hong Kong 1-3 in the quarter-finals at the 18th Asian Games here on Monday.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manika Batra gave India a good start beating Ho Ching Lee but Ayhika Mukherjee lost her match to Hoi Kem Doo, while Mouma Das suffered a reversal at the hands of Wai Yam Minnie to derail their campaign.
Manika then fluffed her lines in the fourth match of the game against Hoi Kem Doo as Hong Kong took the tie 3-1.
In the first game, Manika got the better of Lee Ho Ching 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6 to put India ahead.
Ayhika failed to cash in on the early advantage, losing to Doo Hoi Kem 14-12, 4-11, 10-12, 8-11.
Mouma followed suit too, losing to Soo Wai Yam Minnie 6-11, 13-11, 11-8, 3-11, 5-11 before Manika finished second best in the final encounter.