Defending champions India, led by star paddler Manika Batra, crashed out of the ladies’s desk tennis crew occasion within the Commonwealth Video games after dropping to Malaysia 3-2 within the quarterfinals right here on Saturday. After recording a simple win in a gaggle stage match earlier within the day, the Indian ladies’s crew misplaced to Malaysia within the last-eight stage. Batra received one singles match and misplaced the opposite because the Indian crew made a pre-mature exit from the event.
India have been on the backfoot after the pair of Reeth Tennison and Sreeja Akula misplaced the opening doubles match 1-3 (7-11 6-11 11-5 6-11) earlier than Batra levelled the tie with a 3-2 (11-8 11-5 8-11 11th of September 11-3) win over Ying Ho within the singles.
Akula then made amends of the doubles loss as she thrashed Li Sian Alice Chang 3-0 (11-6 11-6 11-9). However Batra did not seal the tie for India as she misplaced to Karen Lyne 3-0 (6-11 3-11 11th of September) within the essential fourth match as Malaysia made one other comeback within the tie.
Malaysia took benefit of the momentum as Ying Ho beat Tennison 3-2 (10-12 11-8 6-11 11-9 11-9 ) in a good deciding match to interrupt Indian hearts.
Earlier within the day, the Indian ladies’s crew had outclassed Guyana 3-0 in a Group 2 match.
The ladies’s crew, defending the title it had received at Gold Coast 4 years in the past, had loved a profitable begin to its marketing campaign on Friday after crushing South Africa and Fiji by similar 3-0 margins.
On the second competitors day, the primary to show up was the pair of Akula and Tennison and it steamrolled Natalie Cummings and Chealsea Edghill 11-5 11-7 11-7 to place India 1-0 forward.
Then, reigning Commonwealth Video games champion Batra, who grew to become the primary Indian paddler to win a gold within the ladies’s singles within the final version, decimated Thuraia Thomas in straight video games 11-1 11-3 11-3.
In one other lady’s singles match, Tennison fought laborious to register a 11-7 14-12 13-11 win in opposition to Chealsea Edghill, who put up a spirited present. Her win ensured that India received the tie convincingly.
The Indian males’s crew continued its spectacular present by recording its second straight win with a 3-0 thrashing of Northern Eire.
Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal paired up with Harmeet Desai to beat James Skelton and Owen Cathcart 11-3 11th of September 11-6 11-1 in males’s doubles handy India a 1-0 lead.
Sanil Shetty then beat Paul McCrerry 11-5 15-13 11-6 to increase India’s lead.
However Harmeet Desai needed to dig deep earlier than prevailing over Catchcart 5-11 11-9 12-14 11-3 11-6 in a hard-fought second singles match.
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