CWG: Indians reach men’s singles TT quarters

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Gold Coast (Australia), April 12 (IANS) Continuing their dominance in men’s singles table tennis, Indians Achanta Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Desai and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran stormed into the quarters after winning their games in the Round of 16 at the 21st Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Sharath outplayed Australia’s Heming Hu 4-1 (11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5) and will now clash against Englans’s Liam Pitchford in the quarters on Friday.

Harmeet too ovecame the Malaysian challenge 4-1 defeating Chee Feng Leong 11-5, 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-4. He will now face Quadri Aruna of Nigeria in the quarters.

Sathiyan advanced to the next stage after Segun Toriola from Nigera retired with an injury after the opening game with the scoreline reading 11-7 in the Indian’s favour.

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Sathiyan will next take on England’s Samuel Walker in the quarters on Friday.

–IANS

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