Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal  crash out  of  WTT Contender , Indian challenge ends

By Harpal Singh Bedi

Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal  crash out  of  WTT Contender, Indian challenge ends

New Delhi, 4 March:  Indian challenge came to an end with star paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal suffering a  straight-set  6-11, 4-11, 8-11 defeat against World No. 7 Lin Yun-Ju of Chinese Taipei in the singles pre-quarters of the WTT Contender in Doha on Thursday.
The World No. 32 Sharath,  failed to control the proceedings though he put up a   good resistance in the latter part of the match against the higher-ranked Yun-Ju. 
With Sharath’s loss, it was curtains for  India in this tournament.

Earlier  in the women section, Manika Batra and Sreeja Akula  lost their respective final qualifying round matches 

Manika went down to  World No. 69 Ganna Gaponova 5-11, 6-11, 14-12, 5-11, Akula, who had outclassed World No. 74 Vega Paulina of Chile in the earlier round, made her Russian opponent Mariia Tailkova work hard before losing the tie 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 6-11, 5-11.


Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal  /Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal



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