Manika Batra and Sreeja Akula entered the ladies’s singles quarterfinals within the desk tennis occasion of the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham on Friday. Batra steamrolled Australian Jee Minhyung 11-4 11-8 11-6 12-10 to e-book her place within the quarterfinal. The 27-year-old star paddler will now tackle Singapore’s Jian Zeng within the final eight-clash later tonight.
Sreeja, alternatively, performed out a nerve-wracking encounter towards Charlotte Carey from Wales to safe herself a final eight berth.
The 24-year-old toiled laborious however held her nerves to beat Carey 8-11, 11-7, 12-14, 9/11, 11-4, 15-13, 12-10.
Sreeja will face off towards Canada’s Mo Zhang within the quarter-final which can be slated to be held later tonight.
Earlier within the day, each Manika and Sreeja additionally reached the combined doubles quarterfinal occasions.
Batra and combined doubles companion Sathiyan Gnanasekaran humbled Nigerians Olajide Omotayo and Ajoke Ojomu 11-7 11-6 11-7.
The 2 will face Malaysia’s Javen Choong and Karen Lyne within the first quarter-final occasion on Friday.
Sreeja and her companion Achanta Sharath Kamal, alternatively, got here from behind to beat Malaysia’s Leond Chee Fang and Ho Ying 5-11 11-2 11-6 11-5.
They may sq. up towards house favourites Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho within the second quarterfinal conflict on the identical day.
In the meantime, Reeth Tennison, bowed out within the girls’s singles occasion after she went all the way down to Singapore’s Feng Tianwei in a spherical of 16 sport.
The Singaporean Tianwei proved too robust for Tennisson and the latter was crushed T 11-2, 11-4, 9/11, 11-3, 11-4.
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